Zanzibar Archipelago in Tanzania
Why GO to Zanzibar?
Step off the boat or plane onto the Zanzibar Archipelago and you are transported through time and place. This is one of the Worlds great Culture crossroads, where Africa meets arabia meets the Indian Ocean.’
In Zanzibar town, the narrow alleys of historic stone stone town meander between ancient buildings decorated with balconies and gigantic carved doors.
Meanwhile on the coast, fishing, boats set sail, and in the countryside farmers tend fields of rce of the clove plantations that give Zanzibar its spice Island moniker.
Beyond these little-changed traditions visitors see it very different landscape. The idyllic beaches are dotted with hotels, and the oceans becomes a playground for diving. snorkelling and kitesurfing.
With its tropical tableau and unique culture, plus an active beach-party scene for those that want it, the Zanzibar Archipelago offers fascinating and highly enjoyable East African Indian Ocean experience.
When to go to Zanzibar?
The best time to visit Zanzibar is from June to October during the cool, dry months of spring. Another popular time to visit this tropical island is from December to February when it’s hot and dry.
An African beach holiday means sundrenched shores, palm fringed beaches and glorious sunsets – expect all this and more on a Zanzibar beach escape.
There are two best times to scuba dive off the coast of Zanzibar, in July and August and in February and March. Diving off the north coast is particularly good from June to October and off the south coast between November and March.
We don’t recommend visiting Zanzibar during the two rainy seasons, from mid-March to late May and again in November.
- House of Wonders: Marveling at the most famous building in Stone Town, Zanzibar Town’s historic quarter.
- Darajani Market: Bargaining for spice, colorful cloth or live chickens at Zanzibar Town’s traditional Market.
- Menal Bay: Launching from Fumba and viewing the ocean from the deck of a traditional boat with safari blue.
- Chumbe Islay: Visiting a classic desert Island and seeing coral conservation in action.
- Nungwi: Sunbathing, Swimming, relaxing, Partying, there is something for everyone at Nungwi.
- Jozani Forest: Admiring butterflies, red colobus monkeys and other indigenous wildlife.
- Paje: Learn to fly over water with airborne Kite center.
- Kigomasha Peninsula: Exploring underwater marvels in Pember.
- Kiweni: Heading off the beaten track to remote Pemba Lodge.
History of Zanzibar:
History of Zanzibar Archipelago, experience the modern and ancient historic past events, people and governments of Zanzibar Archipelago.
The very name of the main island of Zanzibar reflects a central core element to its history. The name ‘Unguja’ means ‘transit’, and from the earliest dates of its recorded history this little island has attracted a remarkable number of visitors to its shores, and borne witness to an exceptional exchange of foreign goods.
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