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"Traveling to Zanzibar was so wonderful. My husband traveled to Zanzibar and it was amazing. The local people are so wonderful and the beaches are nice and peaceful. The tours and safaris were good value for money and well organised. We really enjoyed our trip and we will keep coming back.
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In Africa, Zanzibar is a popular safari and beach destination. It is simple to visit because flights are short and inexpensive compared to Seychelles, Maldives, and Mauritius. Zanzibar Holidays Franschhoek has everything a luxury beach vacationer could want at a fraction of the price of other locations.
While backpackers flock to Zanzibar for the low-cost hostels, luxury travelers can enjoy their own private oasis at the best all-inclusive boutique hotels. Zanzibar has a wide range of hotel sizes, prices, and styles to suit every visitor.
Zanzibar has a variety of hotel options as well as access to the beautiful beaches of the East Coast. It exudes beauty, from the pristine beaches and boutique hotels to the friendly locals and the hustle and bustle of the town. The majority of visitors enjoy relaxing in their hotels or diving into the depths of the Indian Ocean, but this is more than a beach. Zanzibar draws visitors year after year because of its vibrant culture, rich history, and indescribable atmosphere.
Though Zanzibar is the main attraction, if you have the time, other islands in the archipelago are also worth visiting.
Pemba provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live in a natural setting. The beaches on Zanzibar’s north and east coasts are less appealing, despite the Indian Ocean’s endless activities and spectacular diving. However, it is ideal for a genuine off-the-beaten-path adventure.
The scenic drives in Zanzibar are well-known. It is best known for being the home of the world’s largest fish, the whale shark. Because of the possibility of snorkeling with these incredible whales, Zanzibar is a popular destination for underwater explorers. The beaches aren’t as lovely as those in Pemba, but this is more of an adventure than a place to relax with sun, sand, and relaxation.
The most luxurious beach experience in the Indian Ocean can be found just off the coast of Zanzibar on the exclusive and luxurious Mnemba Private. Visitors have exclusive access to the best of the archipelago’s bright white beaches because the island has only one lodge. Rather than a luxurious five-star hotel experience, it is an elegant beach lodge for those who appreciate luxury at its most personalized and authentic level.
The history and traditional shows are two of the best reasons to visit Zanzibar
In Zanzibar, dhows sail
Zanzibar has had a turbulent past. It was once the largest slave market in East Africa and a popular stopover for voyaging traders. It was well-known for its aromatic spice offerings and was also involved in the ivory trade. Zanzibar was influenced by the British, Arabs, Portuguese, Indians, Persians, and Africans. Take a ride on a handcrafted wooden dhow, an ancient trading vessel that is still used for transportation and fishing today. Residents of Zanzibar are known for their friendliness and eagerness to assist visitors. Outside of Zanzibar’s hustle and bustle, there is a different vibe, a slower pace of life, and travel is reasonably safe.
Among Zanzibar’s major festivals are Sauti za Busara (an annual African music festival held in February), Jahazi (a jazz and literary festival held in September), and Mwaka Kogwa (a four-day festival held in July to mark Nairuzim – the Shirazi New Year). Participants come from all over Africa and are of various races, ages, and backgrounds. The most important cultural event in June and July is the Zanzibar International Film Festival. By showcasing films, music, and performances from various races, ethnic groups, and religions, the festival attracts a diverse audience.
It is inexpensive and simple to find.
From unique five-star experiences to family-friendly excursions, Zanzibar has something for everyone. Zanzibar has something to suit everyone’s taste and budget, whether they want ultimate luxury or a relaxed beach shack. It is simple and convenient to travel around Zanzibar on your own, allowing you to explore at your leisure. You can also find a variety of high-quality and low-cost Zanzibar vacation packages on the internet.
Recommendations for Visiting Zanzibar
Visitors to Zanzibar must have a valid yellow fever certificate obtained at least ten days before their arrival.
Because Zanzibar is located in the malarial belt, visitors should take all precautions to avoid contracting malaria.
April is the worst month to visit because it has the most rain and, unsurprisingly, the most rainy days.
Tourists, especially women, are advised to conduct themselves and dress in a manner that respects local sensibilities and customs. Please obtain permission from Zanzibar residents before photographing them.
If you can’t find it in Zanzibar, ask a Zanzibar Holidays Franschhoek travel agent for recommendations or use the ‘Where to Go in Zanzibar’ feature to look further East in Zanzibar.