If the warm azure waters of the Indian Ocean, teamed with warm trade winds and relaxing days on snow white beaches is your idea of the perfect holiday, then Zanzibar is the destination for you.
This Tanzanian archipelago is located on the eastern coast of the country, only 35km off coast, and offers contrasting cultural attractions reflecting not only true Zanzibar Island but those of the relaxing holiday makers on the islands stunning beaches.
The historic trading centre of World Heritage Site Stone Town exhibits its Swahili and Islamic influences via its carved doorways, cobbled streets, quaint winding lanes, minarets and even the former Sultan’s palace. There is a lovely lingering smell of spices in the air as the country is known for its spice production and hence its nickname, the Spice Islands. A Spice Tour offers an option to walk through villages and spice plantations, observing the farming, tasking and harvesting of spices.