Zanzibar is an archipelago of historic Indian Ocean islands situated off the coast of East Africa. This is a place of beautiful, turquoise blue waters and shallow sandbars which is rich is history and has so much to offer for those seeking a fantastic holiday experience.
This majestic spice island provides some of the best diving sites in East Africa, breathtaking scenery, amazing beaches and a rich history.
GMT +3 hours
Currency: Tanzanian Shilling
Situated near to the equator, Zanzibar offers almost year around sunshine with the heat of the sun tempered and cooled by strong sea breezes. Brief showers are possible in November with longer rains in March, April and May.
No trip to Zanzibar is complete without a trip to the historic Stone Town. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000, it’s a maze of narrow alleys lined with houses, shops and bazars. There are many historical buildings, several of them situated on the sea front. They include former Sultan’s Palaces, mosques and churches.
The powder white sandy beaches are spectacular on the east coast of the main island.
For a real escape visit Chumbe Island, the award winning coral island near Stone Town. Open all year except April and May when its closed for the long rains. Perfect for snorkelling, but scuba diving is not allowed.
Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar Beach
by Jane Carty