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Zanzibar is a popular African safari and beach destination. Flying to the Seychelles, Maldives, or Mauritius is extremely easy due to the short and inexpensive flights. Zanzibar Holidays Umlazi has everything a luxury beach vacationer could want for a fraction of the cost.
While backpackers flock to Zanzibar for it’s low-cost hostels, luxury travellers can still enjoy their own private oasis at the best self-contained boutique hotels. Every visitor is catered for in true Zanzibar fashion, with a variety of hotel sizes, prices, and styles.
Zanzibar on the South Coast has a variety of hotel options as well as beautiful beaches. It is stunning in every way, from its pristine beaches and boutique hotels to its friendly locals and the hustle and bustle of the town. The majority of visitors prefer to unwind in their hotels or dive into the Indian Ocean, but this is more than just a stretch of sand. Zanzibar attracts tourists yearly because of its vibrant culture, history, and indescribable atmosphere.
Though Zanzibar is the main attraction, other islands in the archipelago are also worth visiting if you have the time.
Pemba provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live in a natural setting. The activities in the Indian Ocean are limitless, and the diving is spectacular; however, the beaches on Zanzibar’s North and East coasts are less appealing. However, it is ideal for an authentic, off-the-beaten-path experience.
Scenic drives are also popular in Zanzibar. It is best known for being the home of the whale shark, the world’s largest fish. Zanzibar is a popular destination for underwater explorers due to the possibility of snorkeling with these incredible whales. Because the beaches, like those in Pemba, are not spectacular, this is a destination for those seeking adventure rather than sun, sand, and relaxation.
The most opulent beach experience in the Indian Ocean can be found on the luxurious and exclusive Mnemba Private, just off the coast of Zanzibar. Because the island has only one lodge, visitors have exclusive access to the best of the archipelago’s bright white beaches. It is an elegant beach lodge for those who appreciate luxury at its most personalized and authentic level, rather than a luxurious five-star hotel experience.
Two Of The Best Reasons To Visit Zanzibar Are Its History And Traditional Shows
Dhows sail in Zanzibar
Zanzibar has a tumultuous history. It was once East Africa’s largest slave market and a popular rest stop for voyaging traders. It was dubbed “The Spice” because of its aromatic spice offerings, and it was also a major player in the ivory trade. Zanzibar has been influenced by a diverse group of people, including British, Arabs, Portuguese, Indians, Persians, and Africans, all of whom have left their mark. Take a ride on a traditional wooden dhow, a trade relic that is still used for transportation and fishing today.
Zanzibar festival residents are known for their friendliness and are usually willing to help visitors. Outside of the hustle and bustle of Zanzibar, there is a vibe, a relaxed pace of life, and travel is reasonably safe.
Sauti za Busara (an annual African music festival held in February), Jahazi (a jazz and literary festival held in September), and Mwaka Kogwa are among Zanzibar’s major festivals (a four-day festival held in July to mark Nairuzim – the Shirazi New Year). These events attract people from all over Africa, representing a diverse range of races, ages, and backgrounds. The Zanzibar International Film Festival is the most important cultural event in June and July. The festival features films, music, and performances from a wide range of races, ethnic groups, and religions, and it attracts a diverse audience.
Budget-friendly And Simple to Find
Zanzibar has something for everyone, from unique five-star experiences to family-friendly affordability. Zanzibar has something for everyone’s taste and budget, whether it’s 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 own pace. You can also look for high-quality and low-cost Zanzibar vacation packages on the internet.
Recommendations for Visiting Zanzibar
Yellow Fever: Visitors must have a valid yellow fever certificate obtained at least ten days prior to travel to enter Zanzibar.
Malaria: Because Zanzibar is located in the malarial belt, visitors should take all necessary precautions to avoid contracting the disease.
April is not a good month to visit because it has the most rainfall and, surprisingly, the most rainy days.
Tourists, particularly women, are advised to conduct themselves and dress in a manner that respects local sensibilities and customs. Please obtain permission before photographing Zanzibar residents.
If you cannot find it in Zanzibar, ask Zanzibar Holidays Umlazi travel agent for suggestions, which may include Zanzibar Further South, or use our ‘Where to Go in Zanzibar’ feature.