Zanzibar is a place where coastlines glitter and gentle breezes scented with mango, nutmeg and vanilla, sweep through old streets that whisper of exotic trade and bristle with shabby charisma.
Zanzibar is an archipelago of two large islands (the main island s of Unguja and Pemba) and many small islands located 25-50 kilometres off the east coast of Tanzania.
It is famous for its fascinating history, robust fusion of exotic cultures and dhow-dotted turquoise water and velveteen beaches peppered with thatch pagodas and coconut palms.
Embark on a dhow safari, swim beside dolphins and whale sharks, glide through colourful coral kingdoms inhabited by sea turtles and manta rays, or explore shipwrecks, canyons and caves.
On land, explore Stone Town, the historical heart of Zanzibar. Seek out finely carved Swahili doors, for which Zanzibar is famous, and follow the scent of coffee and spices to find street food such as forodhani (traditional Zanzibar pizza) and kachori.
Shabby yet idyllic, easy going yet trembling with energy – Zanzibar is a place of contrasts, colour and unmistakable soul.
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