Tanzania Zanzibar


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.

Visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches and the island offers a wide range of budget friendly holiday accommodation options.  The crystal clear waters offer the perfect launching pad for wading on the sandbars at low tide, a diving safari or even basic snorkelling.

Enthusiastic divers must try visit Chumbe island – a marine conservation island – which offers superb diving and snorkelling opportunities – albeit not much of a beach due to the coral rock along its shoreline. The more adventurous can indulge in kite-surfing as the eastern side of the island known for its fair share of wind.

But the simplest day trip is just one of walking from one beach to another, stopping to taste seafood cooked by locals’ right on the beach. Several small islands just off Zanzibar Island also offer a very romantic and secluded option.

Ashanti Travel Online focuses on Tanzania Tours and would love to assist you with planning a trip to the idyllic island of Zanzibar.

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