Steeped in history and culture
From the minute you arrive in Zanzibar you’ll be transported through the centuries – from ancient Persia, to the Omani Sultans to India. Once a vibrant trade port the island is an historic hub of commerce and culture. It was once the home of the Sultans, whose crumbling palaces, bath houses and mosques are a legacy remaining from a time when the island stood at the heart of the gold trade. The Indo-Arab architecture will take your breath-away as it provides the ideal backdrop to the rich culture and heritage on the island. Historically it is one of the most fascinating places you will ever visit.
The quintessential beach and island getaway
Zanzibar is home to some of Africa’s most sensational beaches. White sands, dazzling blue water and swaying palms – it’s everything you’ve ever dreamed of. Sit back and watch the white dhows cruise past you while sipping on an ice cold Mojito or G&T and watching the sun disappear into the big blue. Whether it is for a holiday, honeymoon or post-safari relaxation, Zanizibar is the perfect, romantic and colourful escape. Just off the shores of Zanzibar are many little islands offering a more secluded and intimate beach experiences away from the buzz of the main island.
So much fun to be had
Zanzibar is a wonderful island with so much on offer. From scintillating spice island tours, to historistical tours of the Stone Town, to snorkelling, diving, dhow trips and so much more… the island will keep you captivated for hours on end. It combines fantastically with safari options on the mainland and offers a very wide range of accommodation. Make sure you save some time for simply relaxing on the beach too and to simple take in the breathtaking surroundings.
Iconic Africa has chosen only the very best in luxury accommodation for you. The perfect sanctuaries from which to explore this larger-than-life island.
The gateway to Tanzania is Dar es Salaam where there are daily scheduled domestic flights to Zanzibar.