Zanzibar

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Zanzibar is such an exotic and romantic destination. I loved everything from the rich culture of Stone Town to the warm azure waters of the Indian Ocean. Sundowners on a traditional dhow boat were a particular highlight!

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Why we love Zanzibar

The latest insight from our time spent exploring Zanzibar.

Location

Zanzibar is often referred to as a single island, whereas in fact, Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous archipelago of islands located off the coast of Tanzania. The mountainous, thickly-forested Pemba Island sits to the north, whilst the low-lying Mafia Island is to the South. Unguja Island is generally what people think of as Zanzibar. Unguja Island is home to the sleepy but atmospheric city of Stone Town, a World Heritage Site, and powder white-sand beaches. Visitors enjoy turquoise water, rich marine life, and a truly Hakuna Matata¬Ě way of life. Visitors can explore small and nearly deserted islands within the archipelago, as well as the fishing villages dotted along the coast. 

Diverse Activities

World-class diving, luxury resorts, culture and history are just some of the reasons to consider Zanzibar for your next luxury getaway. Idyllic beaches are dotted with hotels, and the ocean acts as a playground for diving, snorkelling and kite-surfing. With its tropical tableau and unique culture, plus an active beach-party scene for those that want it, the Zanzibar Archipelago offers a diverse, fascinating and highly enjoyable East African Indian Ocean experience.

Accessebility

The only feasible way to access Zanzibar from outside of East Africa is by flying, there are few direct flights, but it is also easy to hop over from Dar es Salam in Tanzania, where flights go daily and are only 25 minutes long. There are also many boat options to Zanzibar from mainland Tanzania (Dar es Salam), it is advised to opt for one of the faster, more modern ferries for comfort and peace of mind while travelling. There are daily ferries and the trip duration on a more modern ferry is approximately 90 minutes, and boat is generally considered the most convenient mode of transport for accessing Zanzibar.

Sunshine, soft white sand, calm tropical Indian Ocean and the smell of spices on the trade winds, there is something mysterious and evocative in the nature of Zanzibar. It is featured on most bucket-lists and for many visitors is considered a stand-alone destination. However, due to ease of access, Zanzibar also works beautifully alongside an East African safari in mainland Africa. With direct, light aircraft flights and convenient connection times, you can get from breakfast in the bush, to dinner on the beach with complete ease.

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Zanzibar Highlights

Where To Stay in Zanzibar

Explore some of our highly recommended lodges within our Zanzibar Collection.

White Sand Luxury Villas and Spa

White Sand Luxury Villas and Spa

Paje
The Manta Resort

The Manta Resort

Pemba Island
Essque Zalu

Essque Zalu

Nungwi
Mnemba Island Lodge

Mnemba Island Lodge

Mnemba Island
The Palms

The Palms

Paje
Matemwe Lodge

Matemwe Lodge

Matemwe

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