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At 80km long, 30km wide and boasting exquisite beaches and fascinating cultures, Zanzibar has a long trading history with the Arab world. It was a separate state until 1964 and has a unique culture all of its own. Known as the 'Spice Island', you will still find cinnamon, turmeric, chillies, nutmeg and cloves growing wild. Lapping the pristine white sandy beaches are the turquoise coral waters of the Indian Ocean, which are great for snorkelling and diving. In the interior, the Jozani Forest Reserve has a maze of nature trails where birds, antelope and even the rare Red Colobus Monkey roam free. Easily combined with much of East Africa, the island's idyllic coves have an excellent choice of accommodation from character guesthouse to five-star hotels.

Combines well with

Tanzania & Kenya.