What to do?
Chill out and relax
Zanzibar is blessed with a coastline of picture perfect beaches. There are miles of white sand leading into shallow turquoise water lined with offshore reefs and dotted with small fishing villages sheltering under coconut palms. Why not just chill out and relax!
Dive or snorkel
Zanzibar has some great diving and the coral that surrounds Unguja and Pemba ensure that the marine life is abundant. Good visibility (20 – 60 metres) and a year-round average water temperature of 27°C make for perfect conditions and also make for an ideal opportunity for learning to dive.
At high tide all the dhows sail into the various beaches and harbours on Zanzibar and lively bartering for the day’s catch ensues. Cruising around the islands on a traditional dhow boat is one of the best ways to experience Zanzibar.
Zanzibar is a huge supplier of exotic spices and throughout the island plantations offer fascinating tours giving you a chance to taste, see and smell many of the exotic fruits and spices.