About Zanzibar!

With a specialized focus in Tanzania, we are aware of the many essential factors that would uplift your safari experience to a whole other level. Offering private and custom tailored safaris, we allow our guests the much needed flexibility, freedom and privacy so that they can fully have the ‘true safari experience’.

Compared to the mainland, Zanzibar often seems like a different country and that’s largely because up until the unification in 1964, it was. The archipelago and its people have their own unique history and culture which is influenced by the Portugese, Omani , Sumerians, Assyrians, Egyptians, Phonecians, Indians, Chinese, Persians, Dutch and English traders. Different cultures have influenced Zanzibar to become what it is today. We welcome you to Zanzibar, the majestic spice island of the Indian Ocean. These are two main islands of Unguja and Pemba.

A white sandy beach encircles the island which is full of palm trees. Long beaches are found at the East and North Coast of Zanzibar Island.

Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Stone Town is in fact the old quarter of Zanzibar town, the largest population centre on Unguja Island. A walk through the spiralling maze of Stone Town’s narrow streets and alleys quickly introduces the mesmerised visitor to all the ingredients of Zanzibar’s history and cultural mix. Buildings reflect Arab and Indian influence, boasting inner courtyards and ornate balconies respectively. Mosques and bazaars, palaces and shops, all add to the unique nature of Zanzibar.

While time spent in Zanzibar town is a must, the other attractions of the island cannot be ignored for long. Kizimkazi, with its lively population of dolphins and historic mosque (1107 A.D) is another worthwhile excursion, as are daytrips to nearby, smaller islands. And a spice tour is almost obligatory.

But many visitors can’t wait to get onto those stunning beaches, and with at least 25 stretches of sand to choose from and a year-round warm climate, this is a great place to wind down and chill out. As well as ‘doing nothing’, there are great opportunities for diving and snorkelling in the clear waters of the Indian Ocean, with coral reefs attracting a huge variety of colourful fish and other fascinating sea creatures.

Size:

85 Km long and 30 Km wide.

Location :

About 40 Km off the coast of East Africa in the Indian Ocean

Activities :

There are a lot of opportunities for water sports or simply relaxation, at the beach. We always recommend this to be your last two days of your long safari to relax and meditate on the breath taking experience.

Activities

  • Sunbathing
  • Diving and Snorkeling
  • Jozani Forest safari
  • Spice Tours
  • Stone Town
  • Excursions to nearby islands