Zanzibar

The Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, not far from the coast of Tanzania, is famous for its exotic beaches, fragrant spice plantations, rich flora and fauna, turbulent history and a melting pot of cultures. One of the most popular dream-vacation destinations in Africa offers more than just the warm tropical sea with beautiful coral reefs and lounging on the beach. Stone Town – the charming old town and a UNESCO World Heritage Site – is also the birthplace of singer Freddie Mercury.

Weather averages in September

  • Day 30°C
  • Night 21°C
  • Rain 0

The Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, not far from the coast of Tanzania, is famous for its exotic beaches, fragrant spice plantations, rich flora and fauna, turbulent history and a melting pot of cultures. One of the most popular dream-vacation destinations in Africa offers more than just the warm tropical sea with beautiful coral reefs and lounging on the beach. Stone Town – the charming old town and a UNESCO World Heritage Site – is also the birthplace of singer Freddie Mercury.

Weather averages in September

  • Day 30°C
  • Night 21°C
  • Rain 0

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Spice island

Zanzibar is a paradise island, surrounded by enchanting beaches ranked among the most beautiful in the world. The semi-autonomous region of Tanzania consists of numerous small and two large islands, Unguja and Pemba. If you are looking for a memorable seaside vacation, come and experience the swimming, diving, dolphin watching or simply a bit of rest on the island’s beaches. Zanzibar is a destination where travellers can get to know authentic culture and inhabitants, as well as can be pampered by the luxury and comfort of five-star resorts.  

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The main island of Unguja houses the region’s capital, the city of Zanzibar, the most interesting part of which is its old town, known as Stone Town. This former port, where spices and slaves were traded, showcases its rich history through ancient coral buildings, colonial architecture, numerous mosques, rich bazaars and winding streets that smell of fragrant spices. Stone Town combines Persian, Arab, Indian and European heritage to create an unforgettable destination. Treat yourself to a cup of aromatic tea and dine on fresh fish and coconut.

Zanzibar is a destination where travellers can get to know authentic culture and inhabitants, as well as can be pampered by the luxury and comfort of five-star resorts.  

Looking for calm and for a contact with nature? Take a trip to Changuu island where you can swim and dive in the turquoise sea and meet the amazing giant turtles that were brought from the Seychelles more than a century ago. If you get seduced by the wonderful smell of the town’s numerous spices, follow your nose to uncover amazing locales. Or, better still, join a guided tour with an experienced guide who will introduce you to the different spices and their cultivation. You will also be able to buy these fragrant gifts to take home. Music lovers will meanwhile not want to miss the birth house, now museum, of the famous singer Freddie Mercury and take a look at his photographs, costumes and his first piano.

Sights in Zanzibar

1 StoneTown

Stone Town

Explore the colourful marketplace, the Old Fort and much more.

2 Prison island giant turtles

Prison island – Giant Tortoises

The island was used as a prison for rebel slaves in the 1960s.

3 spiceTour

Spice Tour

Discover the world of spices. The Spice Tour is one of the most popular excursions in Zanzibar.

4 DarajaniMarket

Darajani Market

Stone Town’s main bazaar, full of local culinary treats.

5 Kimikazi vilage

Kizimkazi Village

A fishing village on the southern coast of Zanzibar. A walled city back in the day.

Airports

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Abeid Amani Karume

Abeid Amani Karume International Airport is the busiest in Zanzibar. The airport is located a mere 8 kilometres from the centre of the capital, Zanzibar City. The car ride to central Zanzibar City takes 20 minutes

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