Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous region of Tanzania. It is composed of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, 25–50 kilometres off the coast of the mainland, and consists of many small islands and two large ones: Unguja and Pemba Island. The capital is Zanzibar City, located on the island of Unguja.
WHERE TO STAY
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar – Nungwi
Set along the sandy Nungwi Beach, this laid-back resort is 2 km from Nungwi Mnarani Aquarium and a kilometre from Dr Bulugu Gallery.
Steps from a private beach, this romantic all-inclusive hotel is 2 km from Emerald Dream of Zanzibar and 6 km from Kiwengwa caves.
Zanzibar Queen Hotel
Overlooking the Indian Ocean, this polished beach resort is 6 km from Mnemba Island and 45 km from Stone Town.
Konokono Beach Resort
On the Michamvi Peninsula and overlooking Chwaka Bay, this luxe beach resort is 4 km from Pingwe village.
THINGS TO DO
Travel to Prison Island, known locally as Changuu, for a tour of this tropical wonderland. The island’s most famous inhabitant, a 192-year-old tortoise, wanders the island and may be available for a photo session. After meeting some friendly reptiles, go for a swim or snorkel in the warm waters.
Get to know Zanzibar’s diverse cultural fabric among the 19th-century buildings of Stone Town, the island’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you visit landmarks such as the House of Wonders, the Sultan’s Palace, and the Darajani Market, discover how the city reflects a rich mix of global influences.
Venture into the jungle of Jozani Forest to spot the area’s red colobus monkeys as they swing and howl in the trees. Wander down a trail through this protected area and spot some of 50 species of butterflies, 40 types of birds, as well as a few endangered animals.
Fahari is a Social Enterprise (NGO) making high quality bags, jewellery and accessories on the island of Zanzibar. All our products are handmade using local materials with expert workmanship – taking inspiration from our cultural melting-pot of African, Arabian & Indian influences borne out of years of trading across the Indian Ocean.By buying from us you will be receiving an exceptional, original product whilst supporting local women build a sustainable future.
WHERE TO DINE
The Silk Route