Zanzibar provides the perfect tropical ending to a safari expedition, with idyllic white-sandy beaches, interesting culture and an incredible history.
Zanzibar is a Tanzanian archipelago off the coast of East Africa, consisting of the main island Zanzibar, known locally as Unguja, Pemba Island and many smaller islands.
Zanzibar’s capital, Stone Town, is a historic trade centre with Swahili and Islamic influences. For a cultural experience meander its winding lanes and discover the carved doorways, minarets and the House of Wonders, a former sultan’s palace. Enjoy the local atmosphere while wandering the markets for a keepsake or two.
The islands beaches boast soft white sand, the more popular northern beaches of Nungwi and Kendwa are lined with hotels, while beaches in the far south are popular for diving.
For wildlife experiences visit the Jozani Forest, here you’ll see Red Colobus Monkeys, Bushbabies and exotic butterflies and birds; and the the Menai Bay Conservation Area, a sea turtle protection area and ideal location for guided boat tours to spot both bottlenose and humpback dolphins.
ACCOMMODATION NEAR Zanzibar
&Beyond Mnemba Island
Inhabited only by guests and hotel staff, Mnemba is just 1.5 km in circumference, a private island situated off the north-eastern tip of Zanzibar. The island is surrounded by an atoll of coral reefs and calm blue seas, making an idyllic spot to snorkel, scuba dive, swim, kayak and windsurf. There are ten private beach […]
The Residence Zanzibar
The Residence Zanzibar is set within 32 hectares of lush tropical gardens, adjacent to a mile-long soft white sand beach. This five-star luxurious villa resort offers a secluded hideaway in the quieter southern end of the island. Villas are splendidly furnished providing an idyllic retreat for families, friends and couples. There are 66 villas within […]
Diamonds Star of the East
Diamonds Star of the East, with just eleven exclusive villas provides a private sanctuary for the most discerning traveller. The resort is located along the magnificent Nungwi Beach on the North Western tip of Zanzibar. Each villa has a large garden with a private pool, comfortable loungers and a covered seating area. Facilities & […]