a real tropical paradise
Holidays in Zanzibar
Zanzibar is a tropical paradise like no other. A place with a fascinating history, incredible nature, enchanting sunset and magnificent beaches. If you are looking for a peaceful yet active escape, Zanzibar is the perfect place for your holiday!
The Spice Island
Zanzibar has a past as a trading outpost for spice merchants transporting goods from Africa to Arabia. Today Zanzibar is well known as the Spice Island due to the farming and processing of aromatic spices like cloves, turmeric, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemongrass and black pepper.
A Natural Paradise
Offshore, a selection of kaleidoscopic reefs and atolls make Zanzibar a prime diving spot, with turtles, dolphins and whale sharks all frequenting the waters here.
Zanzibar is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa, part of the United Republic of Tanzania. Located in the Indian Ocean, Zanzibar consists of many small islands and two large ones: Unguja, which is the main island, referred to informally as Zanzibar, and Pemba.
The position of Zanzibar, which is washed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, made this archipelago a favorable base for traders voyaging between Africa, Arabia, and India. These three cultures shaped Zanzibar’s history, traditions, food and language.
The best time to visit Zanzibar
If you are considering taking a vacation to Zanzibar it is important to think about the climatic conditions. Unguja, the main island of the Zanzibar archipelago, enjoys a tropical climate, with pleasant temperatures all year round. This tropical island is therefore good to visit at most times of the year, thanks to its regular sunshine and balmy weather. The real difference is made by the rain or rather the rainy season.
The best time to visit Zanzibar is during the dry season from June to October.
The main rainy season lasts from March-May, where tropical downpours are not uncommon during the afternoon. During November and December the downpours return – the ‘short rains’. While they’re lighter than what you’d experience during the rainy season, they’re not as reliable.
January and February represent another dry window and as it’s often quieter than the main dry season, it’s a great time to travel.
Zanzibar Holidays: what to do
In Zanzibar you have many options to choose from. For an exotic African Island experience with a special twist: you can’t go wrong choosing to have your holiday in Zanzibar. Tours of Zanzibar combine laid-back beach accommodation with plenty of activities and superb locations to offer a culturally-rich but super-relaxed vacation.
Zanzibar Hotels and Resorts
Zanzibar offers a wide range of accommodations.
Browse our highly curated collection of Zanzibar hotels to see what’s right for your holiday.
Zanzibar Travel Tips
Zanzibar is a wonderful place, a true paradise. With its white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters, Zanzibar offers travelers an unforgettable experience. If you are planning to travel to Zanzibar it could be useful to get some more information to plan your trip in safety and fully enjoy your well-deserved vacation.