Zanzibar

Resting approximately 40 kilometres from the Tanzanian coast, this idyllic archipelago consists of Zanzibar and Pemba islands as well as numerous smaller islets. Zanzibar Island is characterised by exquisite white sand beaches fringed by palm trees and lapped by turquoise waters lined with coral reefs brimming with an abundance of exotic marine life. This underwater paradise is a mecca for watersport enthusiasts who flock here for the excellent scuba diving, snorkelling, deep sea fishing, kayaking, kitesurfing, and sailing on traditional dhows. The island’s old city, Stone Town, features a maze of narrow alleyways lined with boutiques, bars, restaurants, lively bazaars, mosques and ornate Arab houses. Don’t miss the chance to relax in the lap of luxury on the exclusive private island of Mnemba, lying just 3 kilometres off the coast of the main island.

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Electricity

The electricity supply in Tanzania is 220/240 volts at 50Hz. Plugs are 3 point square (UK Type).  Adapters are available at major airports.

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Banking

CurrencyIn Tanzania, the unit of currency is the Tanzanian Shilling, which is divided into 100 Cents. Notes are issued in denominations of 500, 1000, 2000,…

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Cuisine

Not surprisingly Zanzibar’s specialities are centred around what is available locally, so take full advantage of the variety of spicy seafood dishes on…

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Climate

Just south of the equator, Zanzibar’s weather pattern follows that of Tanzania very closely – although always tends to be a little more humid – and…

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Transport

Getting around on the island: Cheapest way is the dala-dala. Shared taxis operate from Stone Town and there are regular taxis from Stone Town to any coastal…

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Dress

Casual and informal.  Cool summer clothes and beach wear for the coast plus something smarter for the evenings;  shorts/swimsuits are usually…

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