The name alone is probably going to evoke pictures of spice markets, palm-lined beaches and white-sail dhows on a turquoise ocean – and you wouldn’t be wrong. Located just a short distance off the Tanzanian coast, Zanzibar is the intersection point of Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Zanzibar has for some time been at the focal point of the Indian Ocean trade in East Africa and a Zanzibar beach holiday is second to none.
Go on spice tours, taste neighborhood dishes and walk the cobble stone streets of the capital's old quarter, Stone Town, presently a World Heritage Site. Zanzibar is littered with beautiful back-road markets and nearby flavors; and don’t forget about the beautiful Zanzibar beaches. They’re ideal for anyone who wants a little R&R and appreciates a lavish beach get-away. Zanzibar and its distant islands are home to the absolute best beaches in East Africa and are known as some of the best dive destinations.
Looking for a romantic honeymoon destination? Look no further, Zanzibar has accommodations that suit every taste. They range from luxury beachfront bungalows to small boutique hotels and rich spa resorts; parents also will love Zanzibar's family-accommodating hotels and safe-swimming beaches.Zanzibar’s easily accessible from Dar es Salaam and Arusha. Add-on a beach holiday to the beginning or end of your safari or just enjoy a Zanzibar beach holiday all on its own.