Head to the spice islands! The lure of Zanzibar is legendary and worthy. From exotic Stone Town, a city with a fascinating history that invites you to explore its narrow streets, to palm-fringed beaches and pristine coral reefs, Zanzibar is a complete change of pace from mainland Tanzania. Enjoy wonderfully relaxing days at the fine white sandy beaches, enjoy the book you never got around to read, take in the views of the spectacular turquoise sea, take long walks along the beach, swim with dolphins or discover the magnificent marine life and striking coral formations.
Located south of the equator, Zanzibar enjoys warm tropical weather throughout the year. Read an overview on the best time to visit. Best time to visit Zanzibar
From soaking up the sun at some of the most incredible beaches in the world, to heritage tours in centuries old Stone Town, discover the top things to do in Zanzibar. Things to do in Zanzibar
Zanzibar is famously known as the Spice Island all over the world. Pepper, cloves, cinnamon, vanilla, cardamom, nutmeg and many more spices are found here. Naturally, many great and often exceptional restaurants are to found on the island, making this one of the culinary hot spots in all of Africa. Read our Zanzibar restaurant guide for more information on where to eat. Zanzibar restaurant guide
Since tourism is the largest source of income in Zanzibar, the island is completely safe for visitors. However, it is always a good idea to follow some basic safety rules. Discover the top tips from our experts. Safety in Zanzibar
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Matlai is a family-owned boutique getaway on Michamvi Peninsula along Zanzibar's southeastern coast. Anchored in intimate tropical gardens, enjoy spectacular views of turquoise waters from your thatched Asili House on the beach.
Situated on an intimate private island just off the north-eastern tip of Zanzibar and surrounded by its own atoll of coral reefs, Mnemba Island Lodge offers privacy and rustic exclusivity in a romantic and luxurious setting.