An exotic island that attracted sailors, traders and merchants from around the world for centuries as a trade capital in spices, gold, ivory and slaves and once the home of the sultans of Oman. The allure of the spice island still resonates today, Zanzibar is a place of white sand beaches and turquoise water, an island dotted with crumbling ancient ruins steeped in history and an island where centuries old architecture can still be seen in the labyrinth of streets that make up Stone Town.
Zanzibar offers a relaxing beach vacation after a gruelling Kilimanjaro trek or an ideal way to end a safari holiday. Many activities await the visitor, from a myriad of water sports, to exploring Jozani forest, to taking a guided tour of Stone Town or a nearby fishing village. All are great ways to learn more about the Swahili Coast and its people.