Zanzibar holds a deep sway over the imagination through its historical position as a major maritime trading power in the 19th Century. Streets of the capital Stone Town evoke bygone days with narrow alleyways leading to Mosques, shops and houses.
A visit to the House of Wonders gives you an incredible insight into Swahili Culture and the trading and cultural links between Zanzibar, India, the Middle East, Indonesia and China; all connected by the Indian Ocean.
No trip to this historical island is complete without a visit to a local spice plantation. Learn about the importance of many spices including, cloves cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, cardamom, curry, pepper, tamarind, ginger, menthol. Be sure to check out a local cooking class so you can enjoy these delicious meals when you return home.
A visit to prison island home to giant land tortoises that were imported from Seychelles in the late 19th century is a great half or full day excursion.
Zanzibar, the very name conjures up images of sun soaked, white beaches stretching to the far horizon, lined with palm trees.
Of the scent of tropical spices wafting on the air, as the cloves dry at the side of the roads.
Of fresh fruit, ripe and glistening ready to be eaten or fresh seafood lovingly prepared and served to you as you lounge on a Zanzibar bed by the pool.