Visit Zanzibar and Pemba
Zanzibar is surely one of Africa's most evocative place names, up there with Timbuktu in Mali and Casablanca in Morocco. Its sultry tropical climate, Islamic influences and multitude of dreamy white sand beaches make it a hugely popular holiday destination - whether as part of a tailor made tour combined with a safari on the Tanzania mainland, or as a stand-alone beach holiday.
The state of Zanzibar comprises two islands, Unjuga - Zanzibar Island - and Pemba, to the north. Both have palm-lined beaches fringed by coral reefs, and their idyllic coastlines feature some of Tanzania's most luxurious beach resorts. Dhows are a familiar sight off the coast, transporting vanilla, cloves and other spices, or trawling for fish. Snorkelling and diving are popular activities, while a tour of the spice plantations and a visit to Stone Town on Zanzibar are also highly recommended.
Top itineraries in Zanzibar and Pemba
Staying in luxury safari lodges, enjoying expert-led game drives and indulging with full-board gourmet dining throughout, this small-group safari takes in the best of Tanzania’s national-park treasures, from Ngorongoro Crater to the Serengeti. It’s all capped with some beach relaxation in Zanzinbar.
Top places to stay in Zanzibar and Pemba
Essque Zalu, perfectly situated amongst the aromatic spice plantations and white sand beaches of the Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar, stands as one of the finest resorts on this beautiful part of the African continent.
Blending a spectacular beachfront setting with direct access to Stone Town’s UNESCO-listed treasures, this luxury hotel is an enticing option, the traditional aesthetic of its rooms matched by the local flavours of its terrace restaurant.
Kilindi is a 15 pavilion resort spread over 52 acres of lush gardens and lovely beaches along a picturesque-perfect stretch of Northern Zanzibar. Standing watch over the time-honoured Dhow Routes, along a crescent of coral-bright sand, each of the fifteen pavilions embrace cascading rain-water...
A delightful, superior hotel situated on a long white beach on the east coast of the island of Zanzibar. Emphasis is very much on personal service in a relaxed, tranquil atmosphere. The 70 air-conditioned rooms are grouped in villas set among palms just a stones throw away from the sea and Bwejuu B…
Where to go in Zanzibar and Pemba
Pemba Island lies to the northeast of Zanzibar, but is much less visited than its bigger brother on the Swahili Coast. As such this 75 kilometre-long island is a terrific place to get away from it all.
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