Zanzibar is the ultimate Indian Ocean experience, with its fascinating history, incredible nature, enchanting sunset, and magnificent beaches, altogether embraced by the scent of exotic spices. If you are looking for a peaceful yet active escape, it is the perfect place for a tropical beach holiday or to relax and unwind after a busy game-viewing safari.
Epitomized by Stone Town, where you’ll find Swahili, Arabic, Persian, Indian and European influences. The languages, foods, and buildings all reflect the changing rulers the trading port has seen over the centuries. Take it all in as you practice your bartering skills in the markets and wander through the narrow streets lined by huge, brass-studded wooden doors with intricate carvings.
“If you’re expecting a beach getaway with white-sand shores, coral reefs, and clear waters full of marine life in Zanzibar, you won’t be disappointed. You’ll also find mangrove forests where the trees are alive with red colobus monkeys, and sprawling spice plantations rich with the scent of cinnamon and cloves.” Attests Katharina Muller Benson Safaris Marketing Advisor Germany.
For divers, Zanzibar is a true diving paradise with turquoise water, white beaches, and one of the largest coral reefs in the world. With a visibility of up to 35 meters, you are sure to love Zanzibar’s spectacular reefs which are full of color and fascinating fauna. Discover tropical reef fish, blue spotted rays, moray eels, octopus, turtles, white-tipped reef sharks, dolphins, and more!
A sunset dhow cruise is a truly romantic African experience, combining all of the senses; you will see the beautiful Zanzibari scenery, listen to evocative taarab music, and enjoy the island’s typical cuisine taste – all whilst enjoying the views of the breathtaking sunset.
Whether it is for a Zanzibar holiday, honeymoon, or some post-safari relaxation; whether you prefer the blissful privacy of a private island or the amenities of a larger hotel; and whatever your preferred activities, Benson Safaris offers good options for every traveler.