YOUR SAFARI SPECIALISTS IN TANZANIA!
Designated as a World heritage site, Zanzibar
is an archipelago of tropical islands nestled in the Indian Ocean. The two
principal islands, Zanzibar and Pemba, plus the 50 or so surrounding smaller islands, are known affectionately
as the "Spice Island", because of their history as producers of cloves and
their position on the ancient spice routes.
of Zanzibar takes you from pristine beaches to the narrow streets and bustling
markets of Stone Town, its historic city. Scuba dive, snorkel, swim, or
relax at your seaside cottage overlooking the azure waters of the Indian Ocean,
and enjoy an intriguing tour of the cottage spice industries
Zanzibar's fascinating history and unique culture allows us to witness
history in a modern world, offering tantalizing glimpses of a unique exoticism
that makes this island seductive. Veiled women, white sailed dhows silhouetted
against the sunset, and the ancient ruins of the Sultan's palace all convey a past
exoticism of Arab, Swahili and Indian culture that defines Zanzibar as the
Jewel of the Indian Ocean. A stroll down the narrow labyrinthine streets of Stone
Town takes you back 150 years to when Zanzibar was the trading center of East
Africa. One might catch a glimpse of the ornate latticework on a balcony, the
intricacy of sun-warmed wood on a carved door, or the tumbling roofs of the spire
of the Anglican Cathedral. Zanzibar is steeped in a history that few people
consider when they think about East Africa.
central in Zanzibar is the indigenous Jozani Forest Reserve, a diverse sea water
habitat with some rare species such as the Red Colobus monkey and the Ader's
Zanzibar also has over 50 miles of coralline
reef, jade Indian Ocean lagoons and white, sandy, palm-fringed beaches. The warm,
clear-blue waters are a paradise for snorkeling and the International PADI standard
facilities entice scuba-diving enthusiasts. Snorkelers and divers can see
species of coral and a myriad of tropical fish species to indulge their passion.
If snorkeling and diving are not your type of activities, you can participate
in deep sea fishing, water sports, photography, or just relaxing on the secluded
beaches of Zanzibar. If lucky, you might even have the whole beach to yourself!
"The Spice Island"
Zanzibar! The name conjures up images of pirates and explorers, palm-studded
white sand beaches and smells of exotic spices. This peaceful island is a
fascinating melting pot of Arabic, Indian and African cultures. It has emerged
from a tempestuous past in its pivotal role as a trading center for spices,
slaves and ivory.