At 80km long and 30km wide, Zanzibar is the largest island in the archipelago. With exquisite beaches and fascinating culture, Zanzibar has a long trading history with the Arab world. It was a separate state until 1964 and has a unique culture all of its own. Known as the ‘Spice Island’, you will still find cinnamon, turmeric, chillies, nutmeg and cloves growing wild. Lapping the pristine white sandy beaches are the turquoise coral waters of the Indian Ocean, which are great for snorkelling and diving. In the interior, the Jozani Forest Reserve has a maze of nature trails where birds, antelope and even the rare Red Colobus Monkey roam freely. Easily combined with much of East Africa, the island’s idyllic coves have an excellent choice of accommodation from character guesthouses to five star hotels.
Combines well withTanzania & Kenya.
When to Go
The best time to visit Zanzibar is from June to October during the cool, dry months of spring. Another popular time to visit this tropical island is from December to February when it’s hot and dry.
Airlines that fly to Zanzibar include, Qatar Airways, Ethiopian Air, Lufthansa & Air France.