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ALL ABOUT THE MAJESTIC ISLAND OF ZANZIBAR

Located off the coast of Tanzania, Zanzibar Archipelago is one of the most beautiful gems of the Indian Ocean. It comprises of a group of islands in the Indian Ocean, and Unguja, also known as Zanzibar Island, is the largest of all.

Unguja is a little over 50 miles (83km) long north to south, and 19 miles (30km) east to west at its widest.

The beaches of Zanzibar are some of the best in Africa and indeed the world. Featuring sugar-fine, white-white sands, gentle ocean breezes, warm turquoise waters, and swaying palms. There are myriads of beachfront accommodation options lining the shores of the Indian Ocean. From resorts, to hotels, from villas to bungalows. From quiet, natural and soulful, to hyped and active.

Visit Mnemba atoll
Local woman fishing Zanzibar Beach

The North Coast is one of the popular destinations on the island due to its picturesque palm-fringed, long beaches. The east and south-east coasts have a more varied typography, inlets, hills and forests, and lend themselves that bit more to private and secluded holidays. All the areas of the island have an excellent mix of accommodation options, depending on individual preferences.

There is no shortage of activities and interesting tours on the island. Scuba diving is very popular due to the clarity of the waters and the variety of dive sites around the island, suitable for beginners to the experienced diver. Snorkeling, kiteboarding (‘fundis’ from around the world know Zanzibar as one of the iconic kiteboard destinations), sailing, kayaking, jet-ski, water skiing and parasailing are facilitated.

Nungwi Beach Dhow
Prison Island Tour

The North Coast is one of the popular destinations on the island due to its picturesque palm-fringed, long beaches. The east and south-east coasts have a more varied typography, inlets, hills and forests, and lend themselves that bit more to private and secluded holidays. All the areas of the island have an excellent mix of accommodation options, depending on individual preferences.

There is no shortage of activities and interesting tours on the island. Scuba diving is very popular due to the clarity of the waters and the variety of dive sites around the island, suitable for beginners to the experienced diver. Snorkeling, kiteboarding (‘fundis’ from around the world know Zanzibar as one of the iconic kiteboard destinations), sailing, kayaking, jet-ski, water skiing and parasailing are facilitated.

The Old Fort in Stonetown
kizimkazi swim with dolphins

Do the Spice tour, cultural tours, swim with dolphins, spend the day sailing the waters on a traditional dhow, the preferred marine craft of the Persians and Arabs for over a 1000 years, and still in everyday use up and down the Swahili Coast today.

Or just lie in the sun, in the shade and relax.

The tropical paradise is steeped in history and culture, and features stunning attractions including Stone Town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Stone Town features a fascinating mix of cultural influences such Persian, Arab, Indian and European. It is littered with stunning architecture, local markets, historical and cultural attractions, and local markets.

Fresh Nutmeg on a spicetour
Red Colobus Monkeys in Jozani forrest

When not lounging on the beach, you can explore the buzzing old town by wandering the narrow labyrinth of streets and visiting the night market at Forodhani Garden for a taste of the local delicacies. Other attractions to visit include House of Wonders, the Old Fort, Prison Island, Old Dispensary, Hamamni Persian Bath, Palace Museum, and Emerson Spice House.

Centuries ago, Zanzibar, also known as the Spice Island was a great place for spice trading. Today, the island still produces spices such as cloves, nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon, cardamom and black pepper with fragrant scents hanging in the balmy tropical air.The island is the perfect holiday getaway for lovers of sun, sand and sea, and of course history and culture.

Fresh Nutmeg on a spicetour
Red Colobus Monkeys in Jozani forrest

Zanzibar Transfer offers premium transfer services to get you from the international airport to the door of your Zanzibar destination. Irrespective of where you are staying on the island, your driver will be waiting at the arrivals to take you the rest of the way. If you would like to tour the island or explore it on your own, we have the best transport option for you.

You can book your airport transfer using our simple booking system

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