Looking for a little rest and relaxation after your safari adventure or Kilimanjaro trek? Tanzania has 1 424km (883 miles) of beautiful, pristine coastline just waiting for you to explore. Looking for an island getaway? Zanzibar is the perfect spot to kick back and relax. Once known as the Spice Island for its export of cloves, Zanzibar has become one of the most exotic flavours in travel.  The island combines stunning natural beauty with historical architecture and bustling markets.

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Zanzibar Stone Town


Stone Town received its name because most of its buildings were made of limestone and coral, which means exposure to the salty air has eroded many foundations. The island offers a unique combination of outstanding beaches along its eastern shore, interesting activities such as visiting a working spice farm, and cultural delights of Stone Town, with its Arabian fortresses and minarets.

Changu Island Zanzibar


Also known as Prison Island, this tiny island, just a 20 minute boat ride from Stone Town, was once a prison and quarantine location. Now it is tropical paradise that’s home to the giant Aldabra tortoise, the duiker antelope and a variety of birds and butterflies. There is also great swimming and snorkeling.

Beit Al-Ajaib


Known as the House of Wonders because it was the first building in Zanzibar to use electric lights, this four-storey palace is still one of the largest buildings in Stone Town. Built in the late 1800s for Sultan Barghash, it was bombarded by the British in 1886, forcing the sultan to abdicate his throne.

Anglican Cathedral Zanzibar


This was the first Anglican cathedral in East Africa and its crucifix was carved from the tree under which explorer David Livingstone’s heart was buried in the village of Chitambo. Built in 1887 to mark the end of the slave trade, the cathedral’s high altar was constructed on the site of a former whipping post. Nothing of the slave market remains, although nearby are underground chambers in which slaves were forced to crouch on stone shelves less than 2 feet high.

Zanzibar Dhow Harbour


The scent of cloves hangs heavy in the air as stevedores load and unload sacks of the region’s most valuable crops. Every day you’ll spot dhows arriving from the mainland with deliveries of flour and other goods not available on the island. Fishermen also deposit their catch here in the early morning.


Zanzibar Chumbe Island


Between the Tanzanian cost and the island of Zanzibar, Chumbe Island is the country’s marine national park. It’s home to 400 species of fish. Activities include scuba diving, snorkeling, island hikes and outrigger boat rides.

Kirk's red colobus monkey


Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park, Zanzibar’s only national park, is home to this reserve where you’ll find the rare Kirk’s Red Colobus Monkey. The species is known for it’s white whiskers and rust coat. Many other animals also call this reserve home, including the Blue Duiker. There are also more than 50 species of butterflies and 40 species of birds.

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