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Zanzibar and the Swahili Coast captivate visitors with idyllic beaches, vibrant culture, and a rich historical tapestry. Discover Stone Town's maze-like streets, ornate architecture, and the island's spice-trading past. Lounge on the powder-soft sands of Nungwi or Kendwa, and swim in crystal-clear turquoise waters. Snorkel or dive among vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life around Mnemba Atoll or Mafia Island. Visit the ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani, a UNESCO World Heritage site that showcases the region's ancient trading history. Savour delectable Swahili cuisine, and stay in luxurious beach resorts, eco-lodges, or charming guesthouses.

EXPERIENCES

A range of thrilling experiences handpicked by our experts. Don’t see one that’s just right for you? No problem. Our local insiders will create precisely what you want.

Swimming with Dolphins


Experience the thrill of swimming alongside dolphins in their natural habitat in the fishing village of Kizimkazi. Join a guided boat tour that takes you to the dolphins' favourite spots, where you can snorkel and observe these playful creatures up close. This unique encounter offers an unforgettable opportunity to interact with marine life in the crystal-clear waters off Zanzibar's coast.

National Park


Explore the lush Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park, the only national park in Zanzibar and home to the endemic Zanzibar red colobus monkey. Follow guided nature trails through the dense forest, and encounter diverse flora and fauna, including mangroves, tropical birds, and rare monkey species. This immersive experience highlights the unique biodiversity and conservation efforts on the island.

Spice Tour


Delve into Zanzibar's rich spice history by participating in a guided spice tour. Visit local spice farms, learn about the cultivation and uses of various spices like cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon, and experience the aromas and flavours that earned Zanzibar the nickname "Spice Island." This sensory journey offers a unique insight into the island's cultural and culinary heritage.

Fish Market


Immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of Nungwi's fish market, where local fishermen bring in their daily catch. Observe the lively trade of seafood, and gain insight into the traditional fishing culture of Zanzibar. Nearby, visit the dhow shipyard, where skilled craftsmen build and repair the iconic wooden sailing vessels that have navigated the Indian Ocean for centuries.

Zanzibari Music and Dance


Attend a live performance of Taarab, the traditional music of Zanzibar, characterized by its fusion of African, Arab, and Indian influences. Listen to the enchanting melodies and poetic lyrics while watching captivating dance performances. This cultural experience provides a unique opportunity to appreciate the island's diverse artistic heritage.

Snorkelling and Diving


Discover the underwater paradise of Mnemba Atoll, a marine reserve boasting vibrant coral reefs and abundant marine life. Whether snorkelling or diving, you'll encounter colourful fish species, sea turtles, and other fascinating marine creatures. The crystal-clear waters and thriving coral gardens make Mnemba Atoll a must-visit destination for underwater enthusiasts seeking a unique aquatic experience off the coast of Zanzibar.