For centuries, this dynamic archipelago has been frequented by traders, sailors, and explorers from all over the world, and you can still see evidence of this in the local culture.

With heavy influences from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, it’s a wonderful hodgepodge of different foods, architecture, and art.

In the last few decades, this cosmopolitan atmosphere has been paired with a reputation as one of the best vacation spots in East Africa.

From snorkeling and scuba diving to kitesurfing and jet skiing, this is the perfect spot for some fun in the sun – and when you’re done for the day, there are tons of great beaches to relax on.

This Indian Ocean getaway, which is just off the coast of mainland Tanzania, looks like it was lifted straight from a postcard, with its serene shorelines and wonderfully warm weather.

But dig a little deeper, and you’ll find an abundance of treasures: buildings influenced by a dozen cultures, vibrant stories and celebrations, and the rich scents of fantastic spices.

Keep exploring, and you might find lush ecosystems, playful monkeys, stately tortoises, and even some of the personal belongings of one of history’s most famous musicians.

Highlights of programmes and activities we offer:

  • Visit other islands and local villages
  • Cruise on a traditional dhow boat
  • Walking tours of the historic Stone Town
  • Day trips to the famous Zanzibar beaches
  • Visit the giant tortoises at Prison Island
  • Jozani Forest walking tour