Known as the Spice Island, the beautiful island of Zanzibar on Africa’s east coast is bursting with culture and history, seemingly at odds with its idyllic geography of white-sand beaches with palms swaying lazily in the sea breeze. Together this makes Zanzibar a fabulous place to explore as well as a dream to relax and unwind.
Zanzibar is the semi-autonomous part of Tanzania in East Africa. It is composed of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, 25–50 kilometres (16–31 mi) off the coast of the mainland, and consists of many small islands and two large ones: Unguja (the main island, referred to informally as Zanzibar) and Pemba. The capital is Zanzibar City, located on the island of Unguja. Its historic centre is Stone Town, which is a World Heritage Site.
Portuguese invasion and control of the Swahili Coast in the late 16th century ended the golden age of the archipelago, although the Omani Arabs returned to power less than a century later. Today, many of the winding streets and high townhouses of old Stone Town remain unchanged and visitors can walk between the sultan’s palace, the House of Wonders, the Portuguese fort and gardens, the merchants’ houses, and the Turkish baths of the old city. Day-long spice tours to working plantations offer visitors the chance to observe the cultivation of cloves, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, and other spices that have made the island famous.
Zanzibar’s coastline offers some of the best beaches in the world, but sand and surf vary depending on what side of the island you’re on. On the east coast, waves break over coral reefs and sand bars offshore, and low tide reveals small pools of starfish, small minnows, and anemones. Up north, ocean swimming is much less susceptible to the tides, and smooth beaches and white sand make for dazzling days in the sun.
The port city of Stone Town dominates the west coast, and although the beaches of Mangapwani, where slave caves are visible at low tide and nearby Bububu are less than half an hour’s drive away, a night or two spent on the east or north cost is well worth the extra hour it takes to drive there. That said, the Chole Island Marine Park just off Stone Town – and nearby Prison, Grave, and Snake Islands – make a refreshing day-trip and a good break from exploring the winding passageways of the old city.
On the south coast of Zanzibar lies the Menai Bay Conservation Area, a sea turtle protection area for the endangered species that come to breed on the island. Roads to the southeast coast take visitors through the Jozani Forest, home to Zanzibar’s rare Red Colobus monkeys and a number of other primate and small antelope species.
Visitors to Zanzibar are usually immediately captivated by the friendliness and warmth of the people. The exotic architecture with its ornate balconies and beautifully carved teak doors captures ones imagination. At least three days are required to obtain the most from visit to Zanzibar.
Arrive Zanzibar airport meet our driver and guide transfer to North coast of Zanzibar. Spend the afternoon relaxing in the room, pool, gardens or take beach stroll or water sports. Diner will be served they you may retire to bed at own pleasure at overnight at AMAANI BEACH BUNGALOWS.
After breakfast you may spend the whole day as you please, this day you can sample their spa. Diner will be served at 7.00p.m As you enjoy the tides under your dinner table then you may retire a bed at own pleasure or attend beach party overnight at AMAANI BEACH BUNGALOWS.
After Breakfast our guide will pick you and take you together with others on a full day tour by how to visit an Mnemba Island where you will spend the day sailing, snorkeling and swimming with the dolphins in ht serene Indian Ocean. Seafood and barbecue luncheon will be served in the white sandy Island as you relax and get a chance to network with other holiday makers in this excursion from all over the world. Then return to the hotel for further relaxation and freshening up. Dinner will be served then you may return to bed at own pleasure if you need overnight at AMAANI BEACH BUNGALOWS.
Relaxation before fly back Home check out your room and relax at the hotel or beach as you capture the last beach pictures. When you will be picked by our representative who will take you to airport back home.
Accommodation at Zanzibar in a double room on B.B basis.All excursions shown in the package. All transfers shown in the package. All government taxes (Except Airport tax).
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