The beautiful spice isle of Zanzibar entices visitors with miles of unspoilt beaches and picture perfect turquoise waters. Known locally as Unguja, this island is part of the Zanzibar Archipelago which lies just off the coast of Tanzania in the Indian Ocean. It is a paradise of swaying coconut palms, warm tropical waters and pristine coral reefs teeming with marine life.
While Zanzibar is a great choice for a relaxing beach holiday, it also has fascinating historic and cultural attractions. Explore the capital Stone Town to see bustling bazaars, narrow cobblestone streets and grand Arabian palaces or visit an historic spice plantation and the 12th century Kizimkazi Mosque.
Zanzibar’s natural attractions include the Jozani Forest and the many coral reefs which attract scuba divers from around the world. A Zanzibar holiday combines beauty, history and relaxation in an exotic island paradise.
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