‘Zanzibar’ has always had an exotic ring. These tiny islands have captivated the world’s imagination and exercised a significant influence on both sides of the Indian Ocean, from Mozambique to Oman and from India to the Persian Gulf. As either a destination in its own right, or as a beach extension to a safari, a Zanzibar honeymoon is full of delights. Stone Town, Zanzibar’s capital, has a fascinating historic centre, with winding streets, bazaars, palaces and markets to explore.
The beaches of Zanzibar’s east coast are even more beautiful than they appear on postcards and in travel brochures. The sand is a brilliant white and powder fine, and stretches from Nungwi, at the northern tip of the island to Chwaka. The island of Pemba, the second largest in the archipelago, is less developed, verdant and offers first rate diving. For those wanting to find total seclusion, consider Mafia Island and its archipelago. Zanzibar honeymoons offers a heady mix of ancient spice culture, superb beaches and the opportunity to include time on safari in either East Africa or Souther Africa.