Just off the coast of Tanzania, lies Zanzibar. Located 35km from the mainland and accessible by a 25 minute charter from Dar es Salaam or a 90 minute hydrofoil ride as well as scheduled flights from Arusha. A visit to Tanzania is often not complete without some Island time in Zanzibar – whether one chooses to start their African Safari with some chill time or finish with some time out before heading home.
Zanzibar is a mixture of culture, history and natural beauty; Tour the small streets of this mystical city, witnessing the beautiful arabic-style architectural buildings of Zanzibar city. This island is renowned worldwide for its cloves and other colourful spices and the history of its trading including the slave trade of the 19th century. One can take a Spice tour, breathing in the many sacred scents and spices Zanzibar has to offer, which travels north of Stone-town and includes a visit to one or more spice gardens and farms.
And of course, you have not experienced Zanzibar without taking advantage of the coral reefs which offer fantastic diving and snorkelling experiences, or one can choose to simply lounge about on the many serene and stunning pearly white sand beaches Zanzibar have to offer and relax with some much needed time out.
Experience a half-day Prison Island Tour, otherwise known as Changuu Island, a small island 5.6 km north-west of Stone Town, Unguja, Zanzibar, where you’ll witness the famous giant land tortoises of Prison Island, here too, you can enjoy the island while snorkelling, swimming and sunbathing.