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.
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!
|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|
June to October (Animals are easier to spot)
Most of the year – July to March (The park never gets too crowded)
April and May
June to October (Little rainfall)
March and April (Peak of Wet season)
June to October –Dry Season
It is sunny, and there is little rain
Fewer mosquitoes and less chance of catching malaria
November to May –Wet Season
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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