OVERVIEW

Dotted in the glistening Indian Ocean, 60 miles off Africa’s east coast lays the jewel-like island of Zanzibar. The Island’s capital, Stone Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with palm fringe beaches, sugar white sands and azure warm waters, serving as your castaway island retreat after a thrilling safari holiday in Tanzania.

Zanzibar is a beach lover’s paradise, with Nungwi on the northern end of the island featuring a palm-fringed coastline and is where you will find the turtle conservation pond with green and hawksbill sea turtles as well as coral reefs offering the chance for exceptional snorkelling experiences. While on the southeast of the island, there’s the village of Bwejuu, which has been voted as one of the top island beaches by Conde Nast Traveller.

This idyllic island getaway is so much more than meets the eye, there’s plenty of sightseeing to do, as the island’s capital, Stone Town has architecture and history from all over the globe, such as African, Arabian, Indian and European influences. Stroll past catholic cathedrals, colonial-style houses and authentic Hamamni Persian baths in just one day. The island is known for its spice trade, and a great way to learn all about the local culture is to go on a tour that will take you around the winding streets to show you first hand about the production and trade of the spice industry.

If the thrill of your safari holiday has you wanting more, Zanzibar is home to a micro national park that you can explore. Jozani Forest is home to Red Colobus Monkeys, 50 different species of butterflies and 40 species of birds.

The northeast coast is one of the best areas to stay on your Zanzibar holiday, with beautiful beaches, high-end resorts and hotels. Nungwi is excellent for diving and is your gateway to exploring the neighbouring Mnemba Island, which is home to green turtles, while Kendwa offers a more vibrant nightlife scene. Zanzibar is blessed with pool villa accommodation and all inclusive packages, making your island getaway extra special after an adventurous safari holiday.

 

Combine your holiday to Zanzibar with other destinations for your once-in-a-lifetime getaway, with the likes of Tanzania, South Africa and Doha.

 

How many days do you need in Zanzibar?

Enjoy a week-long holiday in Zanzibar, where you can soak up the sunshine, enjoy water sports and indulge on delicious cuisine for a much-needed break after thrilling game drives in Tanzania.

 

When is the best time to visit Zanzibar?

June to October is the best time to visit Zanzibar as it is cool and dry. Alternatively, enjoy some winter sun between December and February for hot and dry weather on the island.

 

How long is a flight from the UK to Zanzibar?

A flight from London to Zanzibar is 12 hours and 45 minutes.

 

What language is spoken in Zanzibar?

Languages spoken in Zanzibar are Swahili, Arabic and English.

 

What currency is used in Zanzibar?

Tanzanian shilling.

 

What is the time difference in Zanzibar?

Zanzibar is 2 hours ahead of the UK.

 

Do I need a visa to visit Zanzibar?

British passport holders need a tourist or business visa to visit Tanzania. For advice and information please see the FCO website here.

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Zanzibar

Planning a trip to the Zanzibar is a thrilling chance to dive into the wonders and unique qualities that make that place so special to you. Whether it is a peaceful beach, a vibrant city, a tranquil countryside, or a stunning mountain range, Zanzibar has its own charm and invites you to uncover its hidden gems.

Perhaps it is the vibrant energy of the Zanzibar that draws you in, offering endless possibilities for exploration. Or maybe you are drawn to the tranquility of nature, seeking solace in the peaceful embrace of mountains, forests, or beaches. So pack your bags, set out on your journey, and let the magic of Zanzibar unfold before you.

Ultimately, exploring holidays at Zanzibar is about more than just sightseeing—it is about connecting with a place on a deeper level, creating lasting memories, and nourishing your soul with experiences that will stay with you long after you have returned home.

Immerse yourself in the cultural wonders that Zanzibar has to offer. There is no shortage of experiences to deepen your connection to the rich tapestry of traditions and heritage that make Zanzibar special. Engaging with local communities will further enrich your appreciation for the unique history and charm of the area.

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• All suites with ocean views
• Beachfront location
• Excellent For Water Sports

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Enjoy a slice of Paradise in Zanzibar, with magnificent sunsets; luxurious accommodation and a riveting dine around experience.

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• Pristine mile-long beach
• All-Poll Villa accommodation
• Deep fishing & diving with dolphin activities

Climate

Zanzibar is a tropical island with four seasons. Between June and September Zanzibar experiences a long dry seasons with all four months expected to have low rainfall. During October to December, the island experiences short bursts of rain and temperatures can rise to 30 degrees with the weather being very humid. January and February are popular months to visit, as it is the dry season with average highs of 29 degrees. The island’s monsoon season is from March until May, where rain can be expected for days.

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