Glorious historical sites, white sandy beaches, lively culture, and delicious East African cuisine make Zanzibar a great holiday destination. Set off the cost of Tanzania, this marvellous archipelago beckons you for a memorable holiday. Explore powdery white beaches on the North Western Coast, soak in the aromas of the renowned spice farms at the Spice Island, try exhilarating water sports on the Southeast Coast, or admire the magnificent Indo-Arabian architecture and traditions in the ancient Stone Town – you have a plenty of things to do in the region. Zanzibar has a collection of fantastic restaurants, and boasts exciting nightlife and world-class hospitality. Sounds tempting? Call experts consultants at Away Holidays to plan a delightful and luxury vacation at this fascinating Tanzanian archipelago.
Climate & Best Time to Visit:Zanzibar has a pleasant tropical climate for most parts of the year. Except the rainy season (March-April), when heavy rains can be a deal breaker, any time is a good time to visit the archipelago. With cool and dry weather, spring (June to October) is when Zanzibar is at its best. If you love scuba diving, then book your holidays anytime between June and August. November to March is another good time to enjoy natural beauty and water sports at the archipelago.
Eating Out:Zanzibar is an exciting place for epicureans. The archipelago brims with a wide range of dining venues serving local as well as international delicacies. While hedonists can enjoy stylish dining at the ritzy restaurants, travellers on limited budget have scores of eateries and food stalls to satiate their cravings as well. Stonetown, Michamvi, Paje, and Nungwi are some of the places known for their great dining opportunities.
Shopping:Love shopping? Zanzibar has plenty of options for you. Head to Stone Town for beautiful textiles, handmade jewellery, knick-knacks, and intricate wood or stone carvings. The Spice Island offers some of the finest spices in Tanzania. Markets at the south east coast are popular for selling high quality handbags, sandals, clothes, and laptop/notebook covers.
Popular Hotels:When it comes to accommodation, Zanzibar has something for all. Well-heeled travellers buying luxury holiday packages can choose from the world-class properties located at popular tourist areas. Some notable options include Double Tree by Hilton Resort Zanzibar – Nungwi, Zanzibar Palace Hotel, Essque Zalu Zanzibar, and Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa. Budget-friendly options are available in large numbers, too.
Tips and Advice:You must show respect to the local culture and traditions. Don’t wander around on the beaches after drinking. People are warm and friendly. However, it is important to be vigilant at the crowded places. Don’t leave your belongings unattended. Do carry sunglasses, light and comfortable clothing, and loads of sunscreen.