We have tried to group the various activities that can be undertaken during a holiday on Zanzibar into different sections, as shown below. To find out more information you can either link on from these illustrated panels or simply choose the activity that interests you from the drop-down menu above.
At ZanzibarAway we will design a holiday for you that includes as many of these activities as are of interest to you. Whether you just want to soak up the sun on an idyllic tropical beach, indulge in sporting activities, or dig deeper into what makes Africa the fascinating continent that it is, we can cater for your exact requirements.
For more specific assistance regarding any of these activities please call us on 0121 472 1541, or email us using the contact form in the right hand column of this page.
One word of warning:
If you are thinking about taking a half day or full day tour of the kind described below, you need to exercise some caution. The bigger hotels will often have their own in-house guide, but, although smaller places will usually offer to arrange such a tour for you, they will rely on some outside operator. Too often the latter are little more than taxi drivers, doubling up as guides, and the resulting experience can be quite poor, especally if you are subjected to a gabbled spiel learned off by heart, being faced with a blank look if you start to ask questions.
There are reputable tour operators on Zanzibar, and we would strongly recommend that you chose one of these. We are very happy to arrange any such tours for you as part of your holiday package, but if you would prefer to delay sorting this out until you are actually out on Zanzibar itself, then we will gladly recommend a reliable operator to you - just ask!
We don't really believe that you need us to tell you what to do on a purely beach holiday, or on honeymoon, but Zanzibar offers so much more than this, and hence these various other options are included for your interest and benefit, together with details of exploring the capital, Stone Town.
As the complete antithesis to lazing on a beach, Zanzibar also provides the opportunity to undertake some strenuous watersports, including deep-sea fishing.
In addition to the opportunity to visit some of the neighbouring small islands by boat, Zanzibar is also famous for its magical dhow cruises.
Away from the coast and its beaches and marine activities, Zanzibar has much more to offer, allowing visitors to understand the Zanzibari way of life itself.