ZANZIBAR ISLAND

Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous part of Tanzania, in East Africa. Once the capital city of Oman in the early 19th Century under the Sultanate of Sultan Seyyid Popularly known as “The Spice Island” due to the farming of vital spices on the island i.e. cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, etc

Was once, one of the main hub of the slave trade The famous Stone Town of Zanzibar – a Unesco World Heritage Site Pristine beaches and sandy coastline Vibrant historical and cultural presence, historical monuments showcasing Portuguese, Arab, European culture. Some can be dated back to the 12th century AD.

 

WHEN TO GO

Dry, warm to hot and humid. Maximum average daily temperature 32°C

2 distinct rainy seasons i.e. April-May “Long Rains” / October-November “Short Rains”.

Hot and humid months from November to February.

Can be visited anytime during the year although rains can be a hindrance at times.

ACTIVITIES

  • One of the best spots for Whale Shark watching
  • Catch glimpses of migrating Humpback and Sperm Whales off Zanzibar from July-December.
  • Abundance of excursions available i.e. Dolphin tour, Spice Island tour, Prison Island Tour, Chumbe Environmental Island tour, Jozani Forest, City Walking tour, Stone Town tour, historical tour etc.
  • Lunch on numerous sand bars during low tide
  • Sunset dhow cruises for sundowners and light music
  • Very good locations for scuba diving and snorkeling
  • Beautiful, pristine beaches with azure blue waters for swimming, sun bathing and relaxation
  • Sea sports i.e. deep sea fishing, jet skis, dhow trips, wake boarding, wind surfing, kayaking etc.
  • Experience the local Swahili culture
  • Indulge into local Swahili cuisine every evening at the Forodhani Area in Stone Town.

Contact

P.O BOX 694, MOROGORO TANZANIA

info@safarispartners.com

+255 768 141 516

 

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