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The spice island of Zanzibar is like no other island destination. Here you will find the perfect getaway with a fascinating and bustling city, rich in culture and history, with picture perfect beaches just a drive away.

 

In stone town, you can spend a day wandering through the cobbled laneway, trying not to get lost too many times! Here you will find all manner of shops selling handmade crafts, clothing, and trinkets. The aroma of cinnamon and cloves will fill your senses as you traverse past beautifully carved doorways and fascinating architecture. While you are there make sure to take a walking tour of the city, hop on a boat to prison island, and feast at the night markets!

 

When you’ve had your fill of city life, there is no better way to unwind than at the beach. The coast of Zanzibar is lined with seemingly untouched beaches. Turquoise waters and swaying palm trees beckon to as soon as you leave the city. Here you can spend your morning’s snorkeling and island hopping, whereas the nights are best spent watching the sunset with a cocktail in hand.

 


Highlights:

Highlights:

Historical city tour – from rock stars to the slave trade, Stone town has a colorful history. A walking tour of the city is the perfect way to experience the stone town.

Prison Island – Across from an ancient city live an ancient civilization. A civilization of Tortoise! A short boat trip from Stone Town harbor there is an island that was once a prison for… now it’s home to tortoise over 100 years old! It’s also a great spot for snorkeling and general basking.

Forodhani Gardens Night Market – On the banks of stone town, every evening, row after row of food stalls are erected to feed the masses. By the warm light of gas lamps, you can try all the local foods from fresh seafood, sugar cane juice and Zanzibar pizza (trust us, this is not a typical pizza!)

Beaches – There numerous beaches to be found on the island of Zanzibar; each more beautiful than the next. There is peaceful Paje, great for relaxing or testing your skills at some water sports. Then there is Nungwi, for the party goers, always lively in the evenings!

Arusha NP Weather
Month Temp Prec.(mm)
Jan   Min: 10C/50F – Max: 23C/73F 88
Feb   Min: 11C/52F – Max: 24C/75F 89
Mar   Min: 12C/54F – Max: 23C/73F 172
Apr   Min: 12C/54F – Max: 21C/70F 329
May   Min: 11C/52F – Max: 19C/66F 182
Jun   Min: 10C/50F – Max: 18C/64F 31
Jul   Min: 8C/46F – Max: 17C/63F 18
Aug   Min: 9C/48F – Max: 18C/64F 14
Sept   Min: 9C/48F – Max: 20C/68F 16
Oct   Min: 10C/50F – Max: 22C/72F 46
Nov   Min: 11C/52F – Max: 22C/72F 163
Dec   Min: 11C/52F – Max: 22C/72F 146
  Best Time
June to October (Animals are easier to spot)
  High Season
Most of the year – July to March (The park never gets too crowded)
  Low Season
April and May
  Best Weather
June to October (Little rainfall)
  Worst Weather
March and April (Peak of Wet season)

June to October –Dry Season


  It is easier to spot animals as they gather at water sources and the vegetation is thin
 It is sunny, and there is little rain
 Fewer mosquitoes and less chance of catching malaria

November to May –Wet Season


 The scenery is beautiful and at its most lush
Views of Kilimanjaro and Meru are most reliable from December to February
 It’s less crowded in April and May, as it is the low season – also, rates are likely to be lower
Arusha NP offers good wildlife viewing throughout the year
Birding is best as migratory birds are present
Some roads might become difficult to navigate
March to May is the peak of the Wet season
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