Zanzibar Holidays - The Spice Island
Zanzibar holidays are very popular holidays as they are relatively inexpensive and great value for money. We have fantastic specials to Zanzibar ranging from budget to luxury. Zanzibar, also known as the Spice Island, is situated 35km off the coast of mainland Tanzania. The Zanzibar archipelago is one of Africa's best-known and most enticing destinations, one whose very name evokes images of an exotic paradise complete with coconut palms, enchanting coral reefs and, of course, miles and miles of white sands lapped by warm, turquoise waters.
Zanzibar is located very close to the equator and has a tropical climate that is hot and humid throughout most of the year with, the monsoon season is from April to July and more frequent rain can be expected over this time.
Zanzibar falls within a malaria area and your health practitioner should be consulted prior to your visit. It is also important to note that some source countries require that citizens are vaccinated against yellow fever before travelling to Zanzibar, and where this is the case, immigration authorities will require your vaccination certificate upon your return.
The island has a great variety of hotels to supplement the true island splendour of Zanzibar. The "star ratings" of the island hotels should be taken as an indication and might differ from local standards and it is advised to read up in full before planning your trip to Zanzibar.
Water sports and fishing
Fishing is very popular in Zanzibar and big game fishing can also be arranged at most of the hotels. Water sports are also offered by some hotels.
Zanzibar is not a shopping destination for travellers looking for "High Street" products but traditional arts and crafts stalls can be found at various locations over the island. Travellers looking at buying Tanzanite on the island should take caution to only buy from reputable companies as not to buy any imitations.
Visitors to the island can choose from a variety of different land and sea excursions. Visit Stone Town, the historical and cultural heart of Zanzibar or visit one of many spice gardens on the island.
For ocean lovers: diving, snorkelling, fishing and sailing trips. From traditional Dhows to powerful speed boats trips, sea-safaris can take place from just about anywhere on the Island.