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Beaches

Zanzibar is an archipelago made up of two islands, Unguja and Pemba. Unguja is also known as Zanzibar Island because of its popular status and a larger number of inhabitants. The following islands are located some distance away from this main island.

Ras Nungwi

Forming the northern corner, this island does not see alternating high and low tides. That is why it is the ideal choice for tourists looking to swim their vacation time away!

Kendwa

You can walk to Kendwa from Nungwi and can enjoy its laid back atmosphere or indulge in a game of beach football or volleyball while you are there!

Paje

Paje is a Southeastern beach and the place to be, if you love rubbing shoulders with other tourists, such as yourself. Spend time visiting beach bars or enjoying water sports at Paje.

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Bwejuu

Located north of Paje, Bwejuu is the proverbial quiet fishing beach where you can sleep under limber palms dancing to the tune of the blowing wind.

Kiwengwa

Forming the northeastern coast, Kiwengwa is home to the most luxurious hotels on the island.

Weather

Being an archipelago, Zanzibar enjoys tropical climate that comes with four distinct seasons. If you are visiting anytime from June-September, you will be visiting in the hot, dry season with low levels of rainfall. From October-December, you will experience short rains and hot humid weather. Both these seasons will mean a less crowded island for you to enjoy!

January-February is the time when most people visit the islands. The heat is high as is the humidity and there are no chances of rain. March-May brings monsoon rains that could last for days. Expenses will be lower in the rainy season.

Excursions

Stone Town

Historically and culturally, the heart of Zanzibar, the Stone Town came into being in the 19th- 20th century. The whole town is constructed from the coral stone, which gives it its name! There are many windows that open into history that you will enjoy, local market places to shop at, and the old sultan’s palace to see. The trip will be enriched with Swahili culture.

Prison Island

Changuu Island is just half an hour away from Stone Town and used to be an Arab’s property. It was used to confine refractory slaves, patients during the yellow fever epidemics, and house prisoners in the past. Now, it is dedicated to the welfare of giant Aldabra tortoises. You can observe the animals, go snorkeling, have close encounters with wild- and marine life while at the island!

Luxury Safari to Selous

Fly directly from Zanzibar

A direct flight is also available that will take you from Zanzibar to the Selous Game Reserve once you are ready for new adventures! Transport to and from the airport will be available.Luxuryshortsafari.com offers also packages made up by a vacation in Zanzibar with Selous excursion included.

Once at Selous, you can witness large mammals, endangered amphibians, exotic birds, and awe-inducing reptiles in their natural habitats, including the following:

  • Palm-nut vultures
  • Buffaloes
  • Sables
  • Hippos
  • African wild dogs
  • Lions
  • Puku antelope
  • Wildebeests
  • Leopards
  • Fish eagles
  • Crocodiles
  • Palm Swifts
  • Zebras
  • Ibises
  • Spotted hyenas
  • Impalas
  • Elephants
  • Giraffes
  • Pink-backed pelicans
  • Waterbucks
  • Giant Kingfishers
  • Bushbucks
  • African skimmers
  • Greater kudus
  • Elands
  • Lichtenstein’s hartebeest
  • Carmine bee-eaters
  • White-fronted bee-eaters

Luxury drives, sumptuous food, and amazing accommodation, along with an experienced guide who knows the best spots for observing wildlife are all possible. Book your luxury safari to Selous today!

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