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Zanzibar is a Tanzanian archipelago off the coast of East Africa. On its main island, Unguja, familiarly called Zanzibar with Stone Town, a historic trade center with Swahili and Islamic influences. Its winding lanes present minarets, carved doorways and 19th­century landmarks such as the House of Wonders, a former sultan’s palace. The northern villages Nungwi and Kendwa have wide beaches lined with hotels.The beaches of this island are scattered with villas of every size.A perfect way to a beach holiday.Experience the legendary spice tour offered on the island.

Places to Visit

  • Stone Town
  • Kendwa Beach
  • Nungwi Beach
  • Nakupenda Beach
  • Page Beach
  • Stone Town
  • Prison Island
  • Safari Blue Tour
  • Forodhani Park
  • Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park
  • Zanzibar Spice Tour
  • Kiwenga Caves
  • Shakti Temple

Getting to and Travelling around

Zanzibar Island has direct flights from Europe or you can connect via Dar er salaam, Kilimanjaro or Arusha airports. The island has scheduled fast boat ferries between Dar es salaam and the island.Car hire is available on the island. Taxis are very good on the island.Agree on the price.Your hotel is always at hand to help with any arrangements.

Best Time and Weather

Low season is a period where the rains are present and the game viewing is not great.Parts of the Parks are not accessible.Shoulder season is when it is very green and a lot of calves are dropping.High season is when the weather and the elements are good for game viewing.The tall grasses are gone hence perfect game viewing opportunity.

Low season - March, April and May
Shoulder Season - January, February and March
High Season - June, July, August, September and October
Short Rains - November and December

Important Information

English and Swahili

Tanzania Shillings

GMT + 03:00 Hour

Most visitors entering Tanzania require a visa.Passports must contain a blank page You can obtain a visa on arrival at Dar­es­salaam or Zanzibar airports.This can cost between $50 ­ $200 depending on nationality.Passport should be valid atleast six months from date of entry.Proof of funds and onward travel documents are required.