Zanzibar Island

Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous part of Tanzania, in East Africa.

 Once the capital city of Oman in the early 19th Century under the Sultanate of Sultan Seyyid

 Popularly known as “The Spice Island” due to the farming of vital spices on the island i.e. cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, etc

 Was once, one of the main hub of the slave trade

 The famous Stone Town of Zanzibar – a Unesco World Heritage Site

 Pristine beaches and sandy coastline

 Vibrant historical and cultural presence, historical monuments showcasing Portuguese, Arab, European culture. Some can be dated back to the 12th century AD.


  • 35 Kms off the coast of Dar es Salaam
  •  The island covers an area of 1465 sq. kms

When to go

  • Dry, warm to hot and humid. Maximum average daily temperature 32°C
  •  2 distinct rainy seasons i.e. April-May “Long Rains” / October-November “Short Rains”.
  •  Hot and humid months from November to February.
  •  Can be visited anytime during the year although rains can be a hindrance at times.


  • One of the best spots for Whale Shark watching
  •  Catch glimpses of migrating Humpback and Sperm Whales off Zanzibar from July-December.
  •  Abundance of excursions available i.e. Dolphin tour, Spice Island tour, Prison Island Tour, Chumbe Environmental Island tour, Jozani Forest, City Walking tour, Stone Town tour, historical tour etc.
  •  Lunch on numerous sand bars during low tide
  •  Sunset dhow cruises for sundowners and light music
  •  Very good locations for scuba diving and snorkeling
  •  Beautiful, pristine beaches with azure blue waters for swimming, sun bathing and relaxation
  •  Sea sports i.e. deep sea fishing, jet skis, dhow trips, wake boarding, wind surfing, kayaking etc.
  •  Experience the local Swahili culture
  •  Indulge into local Swahili cuisine every evening at the Forodhani Area in Stone Town.

Where to stay

  • View the most attractive zanzibar beach hotels lodge and resorts Click Here
  • Book your tailor-made safari holiday to Tanzania. 

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