Untouched white sands gleam in the sun, dhows drift on clear aquamarine waters, and rustling vegetation reveals the whereabouts of Kirk’s red colobus monkeys. The Zanzibar Archipelago may seem like a simple place to visit for some relaxation, but our specialists have looked beyond the obvious and can help plan in lesser-known places to go on your Zanzibar holiday.
In Zanzibar Island’s interior, spice farms and coconut plantations reveal its industrious side. Cinnamon and vanilla waft from market stalls in Stone Town, where winding streets link tall houses and intricately decorated sultan’s palaces. The less-developed Pemba Island has gentle green hills and coral reefs that offer some of East Africa’s best diving, while the remote Mafia Archipelago comprises islands dotted with quiet fishing villages and giant baobabs.
Popular places to visit in Zanzibar Archipelago
Featuring heavily on our itinerary ideas for visiting Zanzibar Archipelago, these places are destinations that we know prove consistently popular with our travellers. How you choose to include them in your trip can be tailored into a route that best suits your preferences.