Just off Tanzania’s eastern seaboard lies the archipelago of Zanzibar: a tropical paradise of gently rustling palm fronds, sparkling white sand beaches, and lush green plantations where the tastiest spices in all of East Africa are grown. Chalema Tanzania Safaris will be your guide to the very best of Zanzibar, from the bustling markets and historic forts of Stone Town to the mysterious jungles of Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park—and everything in between. We’ll draw upon many years of experience to give you an authentic look at what makes Zanzibar unique, introducing you to the vibrant culture and idyllic scenery of these islands firsthand.
- East-central Africa
- 600 square miles (1,554 square km).
- Local Guide
Things to Do in Zanzibar
From the moment your plane touches down on the main island of Unguja, you’ll be swept away by the sheer romance and charm of Zanzibar. The people who call these islands home have come to enjoy a culture and lifestyle characterized by Western and Eastern influences alike. Nowhere is this more evident than in Stone Town, so named because many of its mosques, temples, and other edifices were built from limestone and coral. The populace of Stone Town is primarily Muslim, but you don’t have to look far to discover the architecture of the Portuguese in the midst of the city—or the graceful Arabian dhows sailing just offshore. The island has transcended its grim history of the slave trade to become a genuine melting pot where travelers are welcomed by locals eager to share their own stories.