Sali Safaris

Zanzibar

ZANZIBAR ISLAND

Zanzibar is a tropical paradise that blends stunning white-sand beaches, clear turquoise waters, and a rich cultural history. The historic Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, showcases Swahili architecture and a blend of cultures shaped by African, Arab, Indian, and European influences.

Well-Known For?

Stunning white-sand beaches and turquoise waters.

Historical Stone Town with UNESCO World Heritage Site status.

Blend of Swahili, Arab, Indian, and European cultures.

Spices and spice plantations.

  • Stunning White-Sand Beaches and Turquoise Waters: Zanzibar is celebrated for its pristine beaches with powdery white sands and crystal-clear turquoise waters. Popular beach destinations include Nungwi, Kendwa, and Paje, where visitors can relax, swim, sunbathe, and partake in various water sports such as snorkeling, diving, and sailing.

  • Historical Stone Town: Stone Town, the ancient heart of Zanzibar City, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its well-preserved Swahili architecture and rich cultural heritage. Visitors can explore narrow winding streets, historic buildings, bustling markets, and landmarks like the House of Wonders and the Old Fort.

  • Blend of Swahili, Arab, Indian, and European Cultures: Zanzibar’s history as a trading hub has resulted in a diverse cultural tapestry influenced by African, Arab, Indian, and European traditions. This unique blend is evident in the island’s architecture, cuisine, music, and festivals, creating a vibrant and multicultural atmosphere.

  • Spices and Spice Plantations: Zanzibar is often referred to as the “Spice Island” due to its rich spice heritage. Visitors can tour spice plantations to learn about the cultivation and processing of spices such as cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla. These tours offer insight into Zanzibar’s agricultural history and provide opportunities to taste fresh spices and purchase souvenirs.