Why travel to Zanzibar?

Home to traditional coastal villages, excellent wildlife and some of the best dive sites in East Africa, Zanzibar is a paradise well worth visiting.

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Nungwi and Kendwa

Nungwi Nungwi is traditionally the centre of Zanzibar’s dhow-building industry, and over the last decade the coastline here has rocketed in popularity to become…

Paje

Once a small fishing village, straggled along the coast, Paje is centred on the junction of the tar road from Zanzibar Town with the…

Pemba Island

Pemba Island lies about 80km to the northeast of Zanzibar Island, and about the same distance from the Tanzanian mainland, directly east of the…

Mnemba Island

Lying approximately 2.5km off the northeast coast of Zanzibar, Mnemba is a picture-perfect 11ha coral island enclosed by calm turquoise waters that hide some…

Jozani-Chwaka National Park

For most overseas visitors to Zanzibar, the island’s main draw is its fabulous beaches, supplemented by the diving and snorkelling opportunities that abound on…

Spice tours

Sooner or later every visitor to Zanzibar will be offered a ‘spice tour’ – a trip to the farmlands just outside Stone Town to…

Food and drink in Zanzibar

Restaurants In Zanzibar Town, and increasingly most other main resort areas, there are several good restaurants catering specifically for visitors, specialising in local dishes,…

Health and safety in Zanzibar

Health People new to exotic travel often worry about tropical diseases, but it is accidents that are most likely to carry you off. Road…

Travel and visas in Zanzibar

Visas Foreigners of most nationalities, including the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and most EU states require a visa. An e-visa can be…

When to visit Zanzibar

The best time to visit the islands of Zanzibar is during the dry seasons – December to February and June to October – but…

Menai Bay Conservation Area

At the far end of the island’s southwestern peninsula, on an increasingly rutted coral road 15km from Zanzibar Town, is the peaceful village of…

Stone Town

Zanzibar Town is divided in two by the wide thoroughfare that is officially called Benjamin Mkapa Road but is more commonly referred to by…

Zanzibar

It remains impossible not to be enchanted as you approach from the air, looking down on sparkling turquoise waters, darkened only by patch reefs,…