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Discover Zanzibar

By January 12, 2021January 26th, 2023No Comments

A Spiritual Paradise for the Senses

Just a stone’s throw across the Indian Ocean off the coast of Tanzania lies an idyllic archipelago known as Zanzibar. Noted for its spice trade and breathtaking beaches, Zanzibar is synonymous with adventure, culture, and cuisine.

Zanzibar is the perfect place to unwind after the excitement of a bush holiday and is an easy jaunt from Dar Es Salaam. The ideal way to reconnect and awaken your soul and spirit.

"So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, dream, discover."

Mark Twain

The colorful historical Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is steeped in history and culture and is an exciting place to explore. Cobbled streets and winding alleyways create an atmosphere filled with nostalgia of a bygone era. Arabian architecture and the bustling markets fill your senses as you delve into the beauty and culture of this remarkable city.

A short boat ride from the main island is Changuu Island, also known as Prison Island. This island used to house unruly slaves before they were sold at slave markets, but now it is a reserve where giant tortoises abide. Some are over 100 years old and were part of a gift from the British Governor to Seychelles. Spend time relaxing, swimming and soaking up the sun and sand.

Image courtesy of andBeyond Mnemba Island

An unpretentious island getaway that offers barefoot living in a style that will take your breath away.

Lying a mere two miles off the coast of Zanzibar is Mnemba Island, an exclusive beach paradise showcasing 12 beachside bandas. With private butlers taking care of your every fancy and your own secluded beach, Mnemba Island is what dreams are made of.

Mnemba Island is a protected nesting ground for green turtles and you are able to bear witness to the incredible experience of the hatchlings making their way from their nest to the ocean. Learn about the conservation efforts that Mnemba Island has in place for these sea creatures that share the island with you.

Besides the tranquil waters and beautiful beaches, Zanzibar may be known best for its spices, with clove, vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon being the most common. There is no better way to learn about the spices than on a spice tour where you are able to immerse yourself in the scents and flavours of this destination.

Escape from reality and rejuvenate your senses.

Discover all that Zanzibar has to offer. Trace Freddie Mercury’s footsteps, scuba dive off the coast or discover the history and culture of the island. An endless array of activities awaits you.

Highlights include:

  • Historic Stone Town
  • Water sports
  • Dhow Cruises
  • See Giant tortoises on Prison Island
  • Spice & food markets
  • The opportunity to trace Freddie Mercury’s footsteps
  • Diverse Marine life

Whether you are looking for a destination that will capture your spirit of discovery or one where you can discover your own spirit, the island of Zanzibar allows you to indulge in a myriad of pastimes. Zanzibar offers you a way to savour island life. 

Image courtesy of andBeyond Mnemba Island
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