The famous spice island off the Tanzanian coast can be reached by ferry or aeroplane. Enjoy a walk through Stone Town where time seems to stand still. Zanzibar offers hospitality of any price range, from five star lodges to backpackers’ accommodation. The island harbours a rich history of slave trade and seafaring nations. Indulge in the smells and tastes offered on a spice tour, visit galleries and museums. Marvel at the varied architecture and diverse cultures which have been brought here through the ages. Take a ride in a dala dala, a richly decorated cab, to visit the market where you can buy anything from jack fruit to kanga, the colourful cloths which are worn by women of all ages. Fish from the Indian Ocean and other delicacies like palm syrup are offered at the night market where exotic dishes are cooked outside and offered directly from the cooking grid. The balmy climate of Zanzibar allows most pleasing visits to beaches on the shores of the island all year round.
POSSIBLE TOURS or a combination of the suggestions:
Stone Town with a spice tour, to the east coast through the Jozani forest and the few days at the North Coast. Day excursion to Pemba.