Zanzibar Beach Holidays

The spice island of Zanzibar is located 25 to 50 km off the coast of mainland Tanzania, with its exciting history influenced by early Arab traders offers gorgeous beaches at the Indian Ocean and beach hotels of all standards. Consisting of the main islands Unguja and Pemba as well as of several smaller untouched islands, the Zanzibar Archipelago features gorgeous, palm-fringed white sandy beaches that stretch into the warm turquoise waters and invite guests to relax and immerse up the sun.

Explore capital Zanzibar City with its old historic center of Stone Town, a UNESCO world heritage site, is situated on Unguja Island and is often referred to simply as Zanzibar. Its eventful history of horrific slaves and exotic trade still shows traces everywhere. Splendid Sultan’s palaces and grand Arab houses, winding alleys and bustling bazaars give guests the feeling of being engrossed in the world of Sindbad and Alibaba.

The east coast of Zanzibar is very popular amongst visitors in quest of gorgeous beaches and tranquility and it is just like a tropical paradise with its miles of palm-fringed beaches. Compared to other regions of the island, the coral reef on the east coast is at its furthest distance from the shore and swimming is only possible during high tide.

6 Facts about Zanzibar!!

  • Zanzibari cuisine cannot be characterized as it has many cultural influences. Fish, vegetables, chicken, and a rich selection of fruits and spices can be found in many dishes.
  • The climate in the area is most often humid and warm. It is best described as a typical, tropical island climate, meaning warm to hot all year around.
  • Zanzibar and it’s neighbor Pembahave an average water temperature of 24-27 ° C throughout the year. With its dramatic undersea landscape and unique abundance of fish commonly found in the Indian Ocean, this is an enormous destination especially for those interested in diving and snorkeling.
  • Zanzibar used to be considered a less popular destination, due to horrendous prices and an unfriendly reputation. But fortunately, that is all in the past and today, the island welcomes tourists from all over the world.
  • Many National as well as International airlines provide flights to Zanzibar and connect the island to the rest of the world. When flying to the island, you will land at Zanzibar airport which is located on the outskirts of Zanzibar City.
  • The annually increasing range of beach hotels reveals the increased number of visitors. Although Tanzania’s coasts and the archipelago of Zanzibar were still treated as a “tip” years ago, they now have become a good competitor compared to the always popular beaches of Kenya.

How to enjoy Zanzibar vacation?

No need to be worried about running out of activities and getting bored after one or two days on the beach, Zanzibar also has something in store for you. Various hotels and Local Operators arrange day trips to small Islands or Coral reefs. Also, expert PADI diving schools offer beginners and professionals alike a full range of scuba diving with proficient equipment.

Also, Zanzibar is rich in many spice plantations and a unique Jozani forest with the endemic Zanzibar Red colobus monkeys. All these are worth to pay a visit and extend your stay.

Not to undermine other water sports fun such as; Kayaking, Kiting, Catamaran sailing, Windsurfing, Deep sea fishing, Water skiing, parasailing, and jet skiing.

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