Located in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Tanzania, Zanzibar is an island destination with plenty of sights and tastes for eager travelers. The tropical spot is a world unto itself made up of two larger islands surrounded by several small ones. While many choose to visit during the spring months of June through October, there is tropical fun to be had year round for those who visit Zanzibar.
If you’re looking to expand your culinary horizons, Zanzibar is a hotspot for exotic spices. Local spice tours are a favorite of traveler’s looking to experience the best of Zanzibar. The tours promise to introduce newcomers to a history of flavors as rich as the islands themselves. Many of these tours are walking exhibitions, which offers tourists the perfect opportunity to explore the lush scenery.
Additionally, Zanzibar is home to some of the world’s most beautiful and exotic animals. The Jozani forest, located farther inland, is home to the Red Colobus Monkey, as well as more than 40 species of bird and 50 species of butterfly. The Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park allows visitors to get up close and personal with a number of locally exclusive creatures.
If relaxation is more your style, Zanzibar boasts miles of beaches with striking blue waters. Tourists are able to swim, snorkel, dive, and sunbathe beneath beautiful skies and clear ocean. However you plan to spend your time in Zanzibar, the gorgeous islands off a wide variety of exciting new experiences for visitors of all ages.