Zanzibar

Zanzibar, "The spice island"

Zanzibar is an archipelago located off the coast of Tanzania, consisting of the island of Zanzibar, Pemba Island and many small islands like Mnemba Island. The island is about 90km long and 30km wide. You will visit Stone Town Capital and its market, and all the architectural marvels of Zanzibar (the Arabian fort, the cathedral, the mosques, the decorated doors, the alleys, the sultan's harem, the baths, etc.) Stone Town is A mixture of Moorish architecture, Middle East, Indian, with African traditions and architectures. Zanzibar certainly evokes in every mind, a legendary spice counter of old. Zanzibar became independent from Great Britain in 1963 as well as from the Arab presence, and joined Tanganyika in 1964 to form the Republic of Tanzania. Nowadays, Zanzibar is best known for its white sandy beaches, dolphins, and hotels. Its inhabitants still live at a pace and in a culture completely different from the rest of the World. The beaches of white sand and the warm waters and turquoise blue of the Indian Ocean will delight lovers of beautiful beaches and honeymoon trips. You will have the opportunity to snorkel over the corals, swim with dolphins, snorkel, or for the more sporting and professional, to practice kite surfing in paradisiacal conditions!
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INFORMATIONS

 

  • Seasons : From january to March, the climate is warm and sunny. Best period to travel to Zanzibar, even if from june to september it is a nice period also for the rates in the hotels of Zanzibar.
  • Visa : Valid passeport at least 6 months after the return date + Tanzania visa to pay in cash when you arrive to Zanzibar Airport (50$US). (Since the 1st july 2015, 1$US per person and per night to pay in cash for all sejourns in Zanzibar Island)
  • Health : Yellow fever and international book of mandatory vaccinations. Provide mosquito repellents + anti-malaria treatment to avoid the risk of malaria
  • Time zone : (GMT+2h) in winter (GMT +3h) in summer compared to France
  • Airlines : Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, KLM, Ethiopian Airlines, Emirates and Oman Air
  • Time of flights : About 11hrs from France to Zanzibar (ZNZ).

 

OUR SUGGESTIONS

  • Beach sejourns : Most of big resorts in Zanzibar propose all inclusive sejourns for family.
  • Excursions : Stone Town Tour ( the morning to see the fishs market ) – Prison Island with giant turtles and snorkeling – spice village with giants turtles – Jozani forest or  picnic on a sand island with BBQ
  • Nautical activities : Diving, tuba, snorkeling, kite surfing.

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