The Islands of Zanzibar (locally called Unguja) and Pemba and surrounding islets that together form Zanzibar are certainly some of the most attractive and restful locations in the world. With its Indian, Arab, Persian and Portuguese influences, Zanzibar is a cocktail of culture, people, tradition and colour. Combine this with its natural beauty, tropical climate and laid back atmosphere and Zanzibar is, in our opinion, one of the best ways to begin or end your Tanzanian safari experience.
It is located in the Indian Ocean, about 40km from the Tanzanian coast, and 6 degrees south of the equator. The capital of the islands, located on the island of Unguja, is also known as Zanzibar. It is 90km long and under 30km wide, occupying a total area of approximately 1683 sq km.
The coastal areas with white beaches, mangroves, lagoons and coral reefs compliment the richly fertile areas inland where the spice farms are situated. Zanzibar is also home to the historic Stone Town, said to be the only functioning ancient town in East Africa. Time spent experiencing the different aspects of Zanzibar is highly recommended.
Zanzibar is still being the secrets of the Indian Ocean.
Beautiful, green luscious tropical islands with its romantic aroma of spices, memories of its extraordinary past of Sultans and Slaves, colourful underwater garden and life, untouched shiny white sand beaches and the magnificence of the Historical Stone Town still awaits for you to discover and experience the brightest highlight in your life.