Whether it’s part of your safari to Tanzania or as a leisurely beach vacation, Zanzibar Island, with its white sandy beaches, turquoise seas and amazing history is one of the most exotic islands in the world.
Zanzibar Island is located in the Indian Ocean approximately 25 miles from the Tanzanian coast, its 60 miles long and 20 miles wide. This island is a great place to relax after your Tanzania safari. The island features magnificent sandy beaches with coral reefs and offers an abundance of water sports including scuba diving, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, kayaking, wind surfing, water skiing and sailing on traditional local dhows, making Zanzibar a unique vacation destination. From airport transfers, to finding the right accommodations, to island tours and activities that are specifically tailored for you; no detail will be overlooked during your visit.
Zanzibar the Spice Island
In days past, Zanzibar was known as a spice island, exporting cloves, vanilla, nutmeg and cardamom across the world. The spices were brought over from Asia and South America and flourished in the tropical climates. Nowadays, the plantations are a tribute to the island’s past, swapping spices for tourism, combining both in a spice tour, one of the most popular excursions on the island.
Zanzibar Island Tours and Excursions
There are many tours and excursions the island has to offer. You can follow the trail of the sultans, slaves and explorers in the winding streets of Stone Town. Your guide will tell you about the events that shaped Zanzibar, leading you through the buildings where it all happened. The City Tour is very flexible and can be adapted suit your interest and time frame, if you’re a shopaholic, culture vulture or history buff. If you want to hunt for antiques and souvenir shop, follow David Livingstone’s time in Zanzibar and walk the path of the slave trade. Your concierge can recommend and develop routes and itineraries that will optimize your time and get the most out of your trip.
Other activities Zanzibar Island has to offer includes:
- Prison Island Tour (which was used for prisoners during the slave trade)
- Jozani Monkey Forest visit
- Stone Town/historic tour or Spice tour
- Sea turtles or dolphins encounter
- Diving with whale sharks during migration
- Sultan Panorama Tour
- Princess Salme Tour
- Freddie Mercury Tour
- Slave Routes of Zanzibar
Let us help you plan your trip to Zanzibar Island as part of your Tanzania safari or as your destination island vacation.