The Zanzibar Archipelago is situated on the Swahili coast in the Indian Ocean and consists of many small islands and two large ones: Unguja, referred to informally as Zanzibar, and Pemba. A gorgeous jewel in the glistening ocean, with idyllic beaches and warm tropical waters, it's easy to find tranquil beauty or party buzz (or both!).

On the glorious shoreline, you can swim or snorkel while shoals of luminous fish and pods of dolphins frolic over nearby coral gardens. Or take a trip to Jozani Forest, Zanzibar’s only national park, where you can see hundreds of different butterflies, birds and turtles, not to mention the endemic red colobus monkey.

Having such a rich colonial past, the archipelago boasts a mesmerising mix of influences from Africa, Arabia, India and Europe. Cobbled alleyways of the historic Stone Town’s old quarter captivating blend of diverse architectural styles in the mosques and houses interwoven to create this charming destination. Visit the House of Wonders or the old Turkish Baths, or immerse yourself in the lively culture by taking a trip to bazaars or local market stalls.

The magic of Zanzibar is that it is a multi-faceted destination, offering an intoxicating amalgam of perfect beaches, intriguing history, cultural diversity, tasty cuisine, exotic spices, and rich flora and fauna. Whatever you come for, you won’t be disappointed.

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The best time to visit Zanzibar is during the cool, dry spring months of June to October. Read More

The best time to visit Zanzibar is during the cool, dry spring months of June to October. In addition, people often travel during the hot and dry months of December to February.

For diving enthusiasts, July and August as well as February and March are the best. The two rainy seasons (March to May and November) are to be avoided.

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