Known as the Spice Island, the beautiful island of Zanzibar on Africa’s east coast is bursting with culture and history, seemingly at odds with its idyllic geography of white-sand beaches with palms swaying lazily in the sea breeze. Together this makes Zanzibar a fabulous place to explore as well as a dream to relax and unwind.
Zanzibar’s coastline offers some of the best beaches in the world, but sand and surf vary depending on what side of the island you’re on. On the east coast, waves break over coral reefs and sand bars offshore, and low tide reveals small pools of starfish, small minnows, and anemones. Up north, ocean swimming is much less susceptible to the tides, and smooth beaches and white sand make for dazzling days in the sun.
Zanzibar reflects the cultural mix of people that emerged from eras of trade relations with different countries. Africans, Arab, Indian, Persian and European influences have taken root in copious chapters of Zanzibar’s history.
Zanzibar is the home of idyllic beaches, balmy weather & warm tropical waters. This archipelago is renowned for clear warm waters, coral reefs and rich marine diversity making it a perfect under-water destination. This destination is also full of options for nature lovers, culture lovers and the adventurer’s souls!
Currency Tanzanian shillings.
Stone town and prison island tour
Zanzibar food and spices tour
Villages and lives walking tour
Parasailing experience in Zanzibar City
The best time to visit Zanzibar is between June-October as the rains have dried up. The temperatures are hot but not unbearable. It is also known to be the best time for various activities like scuba diving.
January-February is also not a bad time to visit as it is a dry season falling in between the two rainy seasons.
Rainy season are between mid march-May, and also November-mid December. This month’s are not recommended to visit Zanzibar.
Zanzibar East Coast: Home to the island’s best and most idyllic beaches, the east coast is home to a wide range of lodges and hotels but the tidal aspect of the Indian Ocean may mean you have walk to go swimming or snorkelling.
Our List for accommodation in Zanzibar is endless. Speak to our consultants and let’s advise you on the best option for you based on your budget!
Most visitors fly into Zanzibar Town from Nairobi, Kenya or Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and then join a scheduled flight on Precision air, or Zan Air which also connects to Chake Chake on Pemba. An alternative is Gulf Air via Muscat, the place from which so much of Zanzibar’s culture originated. You can also take one of the daily ferries from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar Town’s port.