Introducing Zanzibar

Located just off the Tanzanian mainland, the exotic Zanzibar archipelago is one of Africa’s great trading posts. Famed for its spice heritage, explore the mysterious alleyways and bazaars in the historic city centre of Stone Town. Or island hop by boat to where mangroves disguise pristine and private emerald green coves.

Things to do

Found on Unguja, the archipelago’s main island, the capital city of Zanzibar is home to the ancient Stone Town. A World Heritage Site, it’s also a bustling trading centre and cultural capital. Wander the whitewashed coral-rag streets shopping at quaint stalls, and discovering hidden courtyards and squares.

The archipelago’s islands are fringed by inviting green waters and fine, white-sand beaches. Pemba, an island to the north, is lush with verdant vegetation offering seldom visited beaches only accessible by boat. It’s the perfect escape after experiencing the bustle of the capital. 

Sail to the stunning nature reserve on private Chumbe Island where you can snorkel and dive with barracuda in the coral reefs. On dry land, Zanzibar’s Jozani Forest is said to be the only place on the planet where you can glimpse the charismatic Red Colobus monkeys, high up in the Mchengele trees.


Top Tip from SLH

Take a private moonlight tour to Sandbar Island where locals grill fresh, local lobster right on the beach.