Do you have more extra time and you don’t know what to do? Don’t worry, Zanzibar has something in store for you. Many hotels and local operators arrange day trips to small islands or to the coral reefs. Professional diving guides offer beginners and professionals comparable a full range of scuba diving with professional equipment.
Other water sports such as boat-cruising, wind surfing, deep sea fishing, water skiing, parasailing and jet skiing are also on offer and provide lots of fun.
Also worth a visit are Zanzibar’s many spice plantations and the unique Jozani forest with the endemic Zanzibar red colobus monkeys.
The Zanzibar cuisine cannot be typified as it has many cultural influences. Fish, vegetables, chicken and a rich selection of fruits and spices can be found in many dishes.
The climate in the area is most often humid and warm. It is best described as typical, tropical island climate – warm to hot all year around.
Zanzibar and its neighbour Pemba have an average water temperature of 24-27 ° C throughout the year. With its stunning underwater scenery and unique abundance of fish commonly found in the Indian Ocean, it is a great destination especially for divers and snorkelers.
The annually increasing range of beach hotels is testimony to the rising number of visitors. Although Tanzania’s coasts and the archipelago of Zanzibar were still treated as a “tip” years ago, they now have become a good competitor to the always popular beaches of East Africa.
Zanzibar used to be considered a less popular destination, due to horrendous prices and an unfriendly reputation. But fortunately, that is all in the past and today, the island welcomes tourists from all over the world.
Many airlines – national as well as international carriers – provide flights to Zanzibar and connect the island to the rest of the world. When flying to the island, you will land at Zanzibar airport which is located on the outskirts of Zanzibar City.