The Zanzibar Archipelago lies just 35 km offshore from Dar es Salaam, and the combination of fabulous beaches, distinctive culture, and excellent diving makes it a blissful place to unwind after a safari.
These islands have lured travellers for two millennia. Persian and Omani sultans, followed by Portuguese merchants, made this the slave- and spice-trading capital of the world. The spice trade still flourishes, with clove and coconut plantations covering the interior. However, in the last decade tourism has emerged as a major commercial activity on these islands.
The beaches of Zanzibar’s east coast are even more beautiful than they appear on postcards and in travel brochures. The sand is a brilliant white and powder fine, and stretches from Nungwi, at the northern tip of the island to Chakwa.
Sunbathing visitors and traditional villages find shade beneath the coconut palms bordering the beach. The turquoise waters are warm, and a fringe reef lies less than a kilometre offshore. No wonder this coast attracts divers and fishermen, as well as couples in search of a tropical paradise. Beside the stunning beaches, the east coast offers a wide choice of beach accommodation.
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