Tanzania Region: Islands

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Zanzibar Stone Town

Stone Town is said to be the only functioning ancient town in East Africa. It was an ancient trading port of the sultans of Oman in the 19th century. During your stay you can take a tour (self-guided or guided) of the historic sites such as the Arab Fort, the House of Wonders and the Palace Museum – all taking you back in time. It is a place of winding alleys, bustling bazaars, mosques and grand Arab houses whose original owners vied with each other over the extravagance of their dwellings. Read More

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Zanzibar Beaches

Located just off the coast of Tanzania, Zanzibar’s pristine white sand beaches lined with palm trees and surrounded by coral reefs provide a perfect paradise for the conclusion of a safari. There are numerous beach resorts (almost too many to count) at a variety of price points. Regardless of where you stay, it is likely that you’ll wish you could stay longer. Read More

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Pemba Island

An island just North of Mainland Zanzibar, Pemba is far-removed from the relative hustle bustle of Zanzibar. It is also known as the green island because it is lush with plant life. There are often only a few dozen tourists on the entire island. Attractions include an ancient forest, archaeological ruins from the earliest Swahili civilizations, a few nice beaches and incredible scuba diving. Read More

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Mafia Island

Secluded and seductive Mafia – a green wedge of land surrounded by turquoise waters, pristine islets and glinting white sandbanks – remained off the beaten track for years, undiscovered by all except deep-sea fishing aficionados and a trickle of visitors. That’s changing fast – the island’s tourist accommodation has grown from one hotel to over half a dozen in just a few years. For now, though, Mafia remains free of the mass tourism that threatens to overwhelm Zanzibar. Read More


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