Zanzibar – The Spice Island!
Zanzibar…. exotic, mesmerizing, relaxing, luxurious and an absolute dream come true! This little island off the coast of Tanzania is a real inspiration for many travelers! It holds small-town charms coupled with a myriad of exotic experiences and indescribable beauty! We want YOU to experience the magic and will give you 5 reasons why you HAVE to visit Zanzibar!
1) Sandy Beaches
Zanzibar is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the WORLD! The ocean is crystal clear, warm and the bluest shade of blue you’ll ever see! The sand is white and silky. The ocean breeze is soft and feels fabulous against your skin! These beaches are the ultimate option for an escape into paradise!
The beaches you want to book a stay at are in Bwejuu, Paje and Ras Nungwi. If you’re going on your honeymoon or are looking for a modest holiday, these spots are perfect because they offer secluded and more intimate beaches for you to enjoy!
2) Culture, Culture, Culture!
Zanzibar has meshed in a unique fusion of various cultures such as: Indian, European, Persian and Arab influences. These are evident in the architecture, cuisine, clothing, traditions and everyday life.
Getting around Zanzibar isn’t particularly difficult, the people are extremely friendly and most can speak English! Be sure to carry a Kiswahili dictionary with you just in case though or learn some phrases just to put a smile on a locals face!
The beautiful aspect of the Zanzibari culture is the relaxed atmosphere. Make a visit to forodhani in stone town, which is an open-air bbq by the ocean to enjoy the scrumptious food and delicious sugar cane juice! Enjoy the locals having fun as they show off their diving skills into the sea! It’s truly a sight to see!
3) Fascinating History
Zanzibar is truly a place where time stands still. The town remains untouched and rich with history! Some of the hidden gems to uncover and discover is the Old Fort in stone town which used to be the last open slave market controlled by the Arabs until the British ‘shut it down’ in 1973. The palace of the Sultan of Zanzibar, the House of Wonders is a place you must visit! It is fascinating to view the rooms and furniture therein still preserved for us to learn about today!
4) Food for your Belly!
If you’re a foodie, then you’ll feel like you’re in heaven! From crispy cassava chips to fresh seafood – your taste buds will have a party! You have to try mishkaki and Zanzibar pizza!
5) Experiences on a budget
Zanzibar is great for experiencing thrilling adventures such as snorkeling and diving on a budget!
Finally…here are some of our amazing hotel recommendations to really enhance your holiday:
4* Double Tree by Hilton, Stone Town (City) – From CAD $57 per person per night*
3* Zanzibar Palace Hotel (Beach) – From CAD $90 per person per night*
5* Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa (Beach) – From $160 per person per night*
*Based on two people sharing double occupancy mid/low season. Subject to availability.
We would love to help you plan your Zanzibari adventure! Call us today on 1-866-458-4252 so we can craft a unique and special holiday just for you!
Karibu Zanzibar (Welcome to Zanzibar)