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The Zanzibar Archipelago is a group of small islands lying off the coast of Tanzania in the Indian Ocean, known for its white sandy beaches, exotic spices and the rich history. Zanzibar with its idyllic beaches and fascinating culture is a popular holiday destination consisting of two main islands: Unguja and Pemba.
The rich history of Zanzibar owes to its role as one of the major bases for explorations of the new territories in East Africa. This rich cultural heritage along with its pristine beaches and exotic spices is what makes Zanzibar a top travel destination.
Most of our Zanzibar safaris visit the island of Unguja, where Zanzibar City and its old quarter, Stone Town, are located. The ancient Stone Town is a World Heritage Site for its cultural and historical value making it the cultural highlight of Zanzibar.
In Stone Town you can see the blend of African and Arabic cultural influences that have shaped Zanzibar today. This ancient quarter consists of a network of winding alleyways featuring unique old buildings, lively bazaars, Arabic-style shops and mosques. The markets of Zanzibars capital, Unguja, are also worth visiting to experience the bustle of trading and the enticing aroma of spices.
Zanzibar features palm-fringed, sandy white beaches that stretch on for miles, ideal for spending lazy days relaxing at the water’s edge or swimming in the tropical waters. Snorkelling and diving are popular activities on Zanzibar, reputed to offer some of the best diving in the world. The colourful coral reefs, variety of fish and rich marine life draw divers to explore the gentle waters.
In addition to scuba diving and snorkelling, Zanzibar offers activities such as deep-sea fishing, kayaking, windsurfing, waterskiing and sailing on traditional dhows. Zanzibar has a variety of restaurants to choose from, offering fresh seafood, with crayfish being a popular speciality. At the seafront market visitors can enjoy inexpensive yet delicious seafood whilst mingling with the locals of Zanzibar. Zanzibar is also known for the endangered red colobus monkeys found on the island. This endangered primate has been adopted as the flagship species for conservation in Zanzibar.
There are various day tours in Zanzibar, including:
Our Budget Zanzibar Safaris range from accommodated or camping 5-day trips visiting Zanzibar exclusively to epic 56-day Overland Safaris travelling through east and southern Africa.
You can choose from Budget Lodge Safaris, Camping Overland and Accommodated Overland Safaris, that combine game viewing in Tanzania’s top game parks with a cultural and beach holiday in Zanzibar. Several of the Zanzibar safaris also visit the Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Dar es Salaam and Lake Manyara in Tanzania. Other top detinations combined with Zanzibar on cultural and wildlife safaris include Kenya, Malawi, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana and Zambia.
Safaris to Zanzibar mostly take you to the north east of the island to enjoy the white beaches stopping in Stone Town to experience the diverse cultures and rich heritage of Zanzibar.
Find out more with our Zanzibar Islands budget travel guide page.