Zanzibar from north to south
Twenty-two miles away from the coast of Tanzania there is a lovely tropical island where your vacation dreams come true. Maybe it is not the biggest island in Africa, but surely it is one of the finest for its shores and beaches, its biodiversity, its culture and history.
Join us on this trip around the island!
There is no coral lagoon in the north of our island, and not much difference between low tide and high tide, so the beaches are perfect for swimmers there, and there are plenty of water activities to practice. It is one of the best diving spots in the island! It is also the best place to watch dolphins and even whales passing by.
The area is plenty of restaurants and bars, and it has a vibrant nightlife, which is why most students and backpackers choose the north to stay.
You cannot miss Nungwi village, especially if you want to take spectacular photos: with low tide, the dhows and boats lay on the sand creating a scenic landscape.
South and West Coast
Mangroves and coral reefs are the kings in this significant area, where the spectacular tides open for you two different possibilities: snorkelling and swimming amongst schools of coloured fish with high tide, and lovely long walks with the low tide when the sea retires a few miles away.
On the west, the capital city of Zanzibar awaits to show you the narrow streets and alleys, the coral stone architecture, the carved doors and many other secrets. No doubt, Stone Town deserves to be a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.
The east coast of Zanzibar
On the east coast of Zanzibar, you will find long white-sand beaches with shallow waters. The tides are stronger here than in the north, but less than in the south-west area, so you can both enjoy swimming, snorkelling or taking long walks when the warm Indian Ocean retires.
The east coast also receives the most of the oceanic winds, the Kusini on June-September, and the Kaskazi on December-February, which are perfect for practising kite-surf.
It’s on this coast where you will find Paje Beach, our hotel, and our kitesurfing school. An excellent opportunity both for veteran and newbie kitesurfers!
And in the inland…
Zanzibar is not only beaches and coral reefs. The island is full of colours, flavours, nature and culture in the inland. You can make the Spice Route and visit the plantations of vanilla, clove, cinnamon and many others, or plunge in the exuberance of the Jozani Forest, the tropical forest where thousands of animal species live, including the indigenous Red Colobus.
The truth is that it does not matter which path you go: north or south, east or west, there is always something special awaiting for you in Zanzibar. Isn’t it time for you to finally come and visit us?