Zanzibar is synonymous with Beach Holidays that are basically about sand between your toes, cocktail or any other drink in hand and tan all over your skin. The peaceful and secluded Island of Zanzibar tantalizes Tanzania’s endowed wilderness with its unsurpassed beauty and magnificence. Zanzibar is an archipelago comprising of over 50 spectacular small and large Islands along the Indian Ocean Coast, the largest and most popular being Unguja Island.
Zanzibar is a widely recognized and renowned destination for post-safaris combining with some of the spectacular beaches from across the World. However, there is more to Zanzibar than just its pristine Beaches because it is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its rich diversity-culture and nature. Besides the Beaches, Zanzibar rewards visitors with views of remarkable wildlife species that include the Zanzibar red colobus monkeys, Kirk’s red colobus monkeys and many others in addition to adrenaline-packed water sports such as scuba diving, snorkeling, kite surfing, jet skiing, dhow cruises, kayaking and many others.
Zanzibar boasts of some of the most beautiful Beaches in Africa and these are perfect for Beach Holidays. These Beaches include;
Bawe Tropical Island.
With a size of just a football pitch, Bawe Beach is a private Tropical Island and is one of the smallest yet phenomenal Beaches in Zanzibar. This stunning Beach is only half an hour’s ride by boat from Stone Town. Visitors to this Beach are treated to a lush paradise with seclusion and serenity.
Changuu / Prison Island.
Changuu Beach is another iconic Zanzibar Beach fringed by turquoise blue water of the Indian Ocean. This spectacular Beach is characterized by verdant Tropical vegetation, coral reefs and jaw-dropping surroundings, making it a popular spot for Beach Holidays in Zanzibar. This island was originally built as a prison but the use has changed overtime and was never put on that function; that why is also referred as the “Prison Island”. Later it was used a quarantine of slave of whole East.
The remnants of the building are still visible. This is a historical Island just off the coast of Stone Town and is reached within just 20 minutes on a boat from Old Stone Town’s shoreline. It is also known for sheltering the giant Aldabra tortoises (largest Tortoise species in the whole world) and are said to have originated from Aldabra Island in Seychelles.
Chumbe Island Coral Park.
Chumbe Island is a popular spot for snorkeling and is set within Chumbe Island, Zanzibar’s prime Marine Sanctuary. A boat ride on the Indian Ocean can lead you to this Island and its pristine tropical beach.
The park includes a fully protected Forest Reserve and Coral Reef Sanctuary that shelter elusive wildlife, a small eco-lodge, visitors and education Centre, historical monuments and visitors can enjoy unequalled nature walks.
Nungwi Beach is the third largest Beach in Zanzibar. It rewards visitors with an extraordinary Beach Holiday Experience in Zanzibar with smooth white sand to step your foot on, safe swimming, crystal clear waters and jaw-dropping boat rides. Surprisingly, Nungwi Beach was recognized as one of the best Beaches in the World by CNN. Visitors to Nungwi Beach can also visit the dhow building centers, outstanding fishing villages and many other extraordinary Beach sites.
Kendwa Beach is only 1.8 miles from Nungwi Beach and is a wonderful spot for unwinding during sunsets. There are a number of World class Resorts, Hotels and restaurants offering typical Zanzibar cuisines and sea foods. Interestingly, even honeymooners relish the Island and its stunning Beaches.
Best Time for Beach Holidays in Zanzibar
Beach Holidays are possible all year round in Zanzibar but the months of January, February, March, June, July, August, September, October, November and December are the best.
Beach Holidays in Zanzibar are not complete without tours to the spectacular Stone Town, one of the ancient Cities in Africa. This Town is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site with extraordinary architectural designs connected to Italians, Swahili, Arabs and Europeans. Spicing up your Beach Holiday in Zanzibar with Spice tours will add flavor to your vacation. Different spices on Zanzibar Island were introduced during the 16th Century and these made the Island a hot spot for different spices including Turmeric, cinnamon, cloves, black pepper, vanilla, Cardamom, nutmeg, red Chili and many others.