Tanzania is home to some of Africa’s most famous national parks and natural attractions, including majestic Mount Kilimanjaro.
Zanzibar is an archipelago made up of Zanzibar and Pemba Islands, and several islets. It is located in the Indian Ocean, about 25 miles from the Tanzanian coast. Zanzibar Island is 60 miles long and 20 miles wide, occupying a total area of approximately 650 square miles. It is characterised by beautiful sandy beaches with fringing coral reefs, and the magic of historic Stone Town – said to be the only functioning ancient town in East Africa.
Stone town is the old city of Zanzibar consisting of old Arab grand houses. It is the cultural heart of Zanzibar and you can spend many wonderful days just exploring the fascinating labyrinth of the narrow streets and alleyways
DivingWith living reefs surrounding the islands, Zanzibar has excellent dive locations. There are plenty of places where the water temperature is warm, visibility is usually excellent, and currents are weak, all of which contributes to an ideal location for first time and novice divers. If you want to surf the current through a ravine, go for deep water, or search for wrecks, there are dive companies that can make it happen for you. Many of the larger resorts on the north and east coasts have professionally run dive shops as well. Qualified divers must produce certification and logbook.
Stone Town’s is a shopper’s paradise. The narrow winding streets are crammed with stores selling antiques, art, books, clothes, coffee, gemstones, jewellery, paintings, perfumes, printed fabrics, silver, tea and, of course spices.
Walk behind the trail of the sultans, slaves and explorers through the winding streets and alleys of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Zanzibar Spice Tour
While taking tourists on a walking tour, local guides will extract leaves from various bushes and ask visitors to guess what they are. Most will be found in the common kitchen spice rack – black pepper, chillies, cinnamon, cloves, coconut, garlic, ginger, lemon grass, nutmeg, turmeric and vanilla.
Cruise around the islands on a traditional Arab dhow while enjoying canapes with an exotic fruit juice, and live music as the sun sets.