Zanzibar is one of the most precious jewels in the ocean, surrounded by beaches rated among the finest in the world.
Known as the Spice Island
Zanzibar is a heavenly Indian Ocean archipelago, studded with palm trees and fringed with deep coral sands. This rural Swahili Island is historically and culturally fascinating, and its striking ocean views are gloriously beautiful.
It is steeped in history and is a captivating living monument to the culture and histories of its curious mix of East African, Arab, Indian, Persian and European conquerors, traders and seafarers. Zanzibar is an extraordinary place to explore; the ancient maze of narrow streets full of historic old stone buildings, built close together for some respite from the tropical island sun, shaded by elegantly carved balconies overhead. There are many fine buildings to see such as Sultans’ Palaces, the House of Wonders, the Arab Fort, etc.