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Traditional dhows off the coast of Zanzibar

Things to do in Zanzibar Archipelago

The Zanzibar Archipelago is just 30 kilometres off the Tanzanian coast, but is a world away in terms of things to do. From exploring mysterious Stone Town with its history of magic and folklore to searching for the rare Zanzibar red colobus monkey in the Jozani Forest, the archipelago’s islands have an eclectic mix of activities on offer.

For beach-based activities, take a boat trip through the aquamarine seas aboard a traditional dhow, keeping your eyes peeled for bottlenose dolphins, or simply surround yourself with pink sea anemones, butterflyfish and parrotfish as you snorkel among the region’s protected coral reefs.
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Ideas for experiencing Zanzibar Archipelago

Experiences you have as you travel often hold the longest memories. As part of their research trips, our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know Zanzibar Archipelago, and the best local guides. These activities reflect some of their best-loved experiences.