Zanzibar Island (Unguja), which lies 36 kilometres off the Tanzanian coast and a genuine Indian Ocean paradise, is where life slows right down to an East African rhythm that is as sultry and exotic as that inferred by its very name.

Certainly it’s most potent allure is some of the most stunning of desert island scenery; powder white sands, fringed by emerald palms, twisted mangroves and shallow turquoise seas bedded with rainbow coral reefs.

However there’s a lot more to its postcard appeal: the largest in what was once referred to as ‘The Spice Islands’ (Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia), the air is still scented with cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg that are still cultivated here. A rich cultural past and history coloured with Arabian settlers and spice traders from India and Indonesia, Zanzibar was a significant crossroads for world cultures and commerce, the influences of which have been magnificently exerted on its main attraction and a declared UNESCO World Heritage Site, Stone Town.

We offer a choice of boutique hotels, extraordinarily luxurious beach front lodges and intimate resorts around the island as well as private guided tours and aquatic expeditions.

The perfect end to a safari adventure or a true exotic escape, Zanzibar is one of the most soulful destinations on the African continent.

What to do

  • Snorkelling and diving
  • Traditional boat trips
  • Cultural tours of Stone Town
  • Fishing trips
  • Watersports (kitesurfing, windsurfing)