The Zanzibar Archipelago or the 'Spice Islands' off the coast of Tanzania have an allure renowned the world over and with many good reasons. An Indian Ocean paradise with an eclectic mix of cultures, a fascinating colonial history and a thriving community - get set to be wow'd. Whether you are planning a romantic honeymoon or just in need of a relaxing beach holiday Zanzibar is the place for you.
Beyond Zanzibar Island's historic Stone Town, with its myriad of narrow streets, markets and historic buildings the islands of Zanzibar are littered with palm-fringed beaches and pristine coral reefs. Zanzibar's superb beaches are best along the east coast and to the north, many of these beaches are protected by coral reefs offshore and have fine white coral sand - a paradise awaits!
Unguja is the largest island within the archipelago, often referred to as Zanzibar Island itself, however Pemba Island 50 kms to the north is perhaps the hidden gem to be discovered on a visit to Zanzibar. Pemba Island is hilly and verdant and seldom visited by tourists. Here you will find life to be laid-back, offering the visitor a largely undiscovered cultural experience to be savoured. Mafia Island, also part of the Zanzibar Archipelago is located around 100 kms south of Zanzibar Island and has some truly luxurious beach-side accommodation.
Why not try some of the extraordinary diving and snorkelling to be found here? on the stunning coral reefs dotted along the coastline?
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"Sandgrouse Travel carefully planned the trip of a lifetime, an unforgettable experience to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. They meticulously planned all aspects of the trip from our first night stay in a fantastic lodge, the 8 day expedition and then finally a one night stay in one of Tanzania’s top Lodges which was much needed luxury after the long climb. I was particularly impressed with the guides and porters that Jonny at Sandgrouse had arranged to help us. We successfully summited at 6am on the 7th day to watch an amazing sunrise which had been the plan from the start, and was testament to Jonny’s careful planning and organisation of the trip.
Dealing with Sandgrouse Travel has been an enjoyable experience, not only are they extremely professional but also very personal and enthusiastic. Coupled with their valuable first hand experience ensured we had the time of our lives. I have since travelled again with Sandgrouse Travel to Norway’s Hordaland Mountains and they are now currently planning my next trip for early 2016.
I would highly recommend anyone looking for a personalised and authentic experience to speak to the Sandgrouse Travel team."
Mr Paul Wilson: Melbourne, Australia.
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