Whether it’s your honeymoon or you want a family island escape, Zanzibar offers the perfect holiday spot to swim, snorkel and lounge the hours away on white-sand beaches fringed by stunning coral lagoons. And when you’re ready for a little exploration, spend a day wandering through the winding labyrinth of cobblestone streets of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Stone Town. Another must-see attraction includes the Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park where you’ll find the rare red colobus monkey – endemic to Zanzibar. With Tanzania just a quick 45-minute flight away, it is exceptionally well placed to bookend the safari experience of a lifetime.
5 Reasons We Love Zanzibar
UNESCO Heritage site of Stone Town-a labyrinth of winding streets with Omani influences
Amazing Spice tours in tropical forests
Unspoilt white beaches and turquoise water
Freddie Mercury was born here and you can see his house!
Vibrant night markets selling exotic foods and wares
Plan a Honeymoon
Mnemba Island is an idyllic paradise island just off the north-eastern coast of Zanzibar. With just one exclusive lodge offering barefoot luxury, this island is perfect for newlyweds.
Stop and Smell the Spices
Spice farming used to be the largest industry on the islands, which is why Zanzibar is nicknamed ‘The Spice Island’. Inhale the heady mix coming from the spice stalls as you wander through World Heritage-listed Stone Town. At its heart, Stone Town oozes history in a tangle of alleyways that reveal beautifully carved wooden doors and balconies, Persian bathhouses and grand Arab residences.
Set Sail on a Dhow
Dhow cruises are the best way to experience a Zanzibar sunset. On a traditional wooden dhow with the wind in your sail, cruise along watching the sun cast gold and amber hues across the horizon.
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“Watch this…” our guide shouted as he scaled a very tall palm tree and then bounced in his homemade harness back down the tree to present us with fresh coconuts. So began our idyllic trip to the exotic island of Zanzibar, 25 kms off the coast of Tanzania in the Indian...