All the details of traveling to Zanzibar
Zanzibar is an island and at the same time the name of an entire archipelago in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa. It is located just 35 kilometers from the mainland. The resort has a lot of advantages: a very rich cultural heritage of the ancestors, the cleanest ocean, animal diversity. All the best beaches are located in the south and southeast of Zanzibar, while nightlife and entertainment prevail in the northern part. The capital of the entire archipelago is the city of Stone Town.
Just a few decades ago, young romantic tourists came here with backpacks and tents, lived in unity with nature. And now hotels and hotels from three stars and above have been built right near the coast. But the romantic mood of the youth has not gone away, so the wild recreation area remained in the very north of the island.
But getting to Zanzibar is difficult because there are no direct flights from anywhere. The easiest way is to fly to Dar es Salaam, and from there in 15-20 minutes you can fly to Zanzibar by private jet.
It is especially pleasant to lie here on one of the beaches, on white, like snow, sand. Along the beautiful coast there are several fishing villages. Not far from Stone Town there are two large beaches where you can find something for yourself from water sports, and a little to the north there is a secluded and quiet Mangapwani beach. In the very north of the island of Zanzibar, near the village of Nungwi, it is pleasant to swim in lagoons full of coral reefs. The northeast is famous among divers, and these places have long been chosen by them.
Attractions, entertainment and excursions of the island
The capital of Zanzibar, Stone Town, was founded back in the ninth century by merchants from Eastern countries. Probably, one of the reasons for the founding of the city was its picturesque places on the coast. Now the capital is a whole labyrinth of intertwining streets and lanes with a chaotic arrangement of mosques, bazaars, small tents and shops, fortresses and courtyards. The decoration of the city are the former palaces of the once ruling sultans, the ancient baths of the times of Persia, a huge collection of the most extraordinary buildings of consulates and embassies of other countries, colonial villas, mansions. Visitors often visit the ruins of the palace, located not far from the city limits, the beautiful forest of Khosani and the Cave of Slaves. And in the Turtle Island area, tourists are offered to see such large turtles that you will not see in any reserve or zoo. The forest in this area is extremely rich in rare plants that are not found anywhere else.
Previously, Zanzibar was the world’s source of spices and spices, so vacationers are offered a “spice tour” every day. During this tour, you can really learn how to pick coconuts from a palm tree, distinguish between jackfruit and breadfruit, as well as cut your own cinnamon and try it all.
You can go to this resort almost all year round. But the best season lasts from early summer to mid-autumn. During this period of time, there is practically no rain, the weather is not hot. In the remaining months, the rainy season lasts, but it rarely interferes with a full rest.
Zanzibar is perfect for a comfortable trip to Tanzania and neighboring countries. In addition to the standard set: beaches, the sea, excellent hotels, the city has a rich culture and history. The local people are wonderful in that they took all the best from Africa and Asia. Zanzibar is the birthplace of the Swahili language, it is now spoken by almost half of Africa, but it is the Zanzibar variant that has no dialects, it is the most “clean”. Absolutely everything here is real, and the people here are also different.