Welcome to Zanzibar
If you’ve ever pictured white sandy beaches, palm trees lining the shore and beautiful azure-coloured waters lapping an island steeped in history and culture, then you’ve been dreaming of Zanzibar. An archipelago consisting of two main islands (Ungunja – commonly referred to as Zanzibar – and Pemba Island) and numerous smaller islands dotted off mainland Tanzania in the Indian Ocean, Zanzibar served as a port for traders in the 15th century, and has a sordid past as a major centre for slave trading. Today it is widely regarded as the number one beach destination in East Africa. It’s an island that evokes dreams of romance and mystery, and with the fragrant scents of cloves, vanilla and nutmeg enveloping you, it’s easy to see why Zanzibar is called ‘The Spice Island.” Discover historic Stone Town (a UNESCO World Heritage site), explore the lush Jozani Forest, visit historic forts and palaces, trawl the local markets, take a cooking class, relax on a traditional dhow cruise or simply laze on a sun kissed beach.