Most visitors to Zanzibar's south west corner are here on day trips to view dolphins from Kimikazi or to visit the Jozani Forest nature reserve, with its troops of red colobus monkeys. However you can experience an equally good beach holiday here, together with watersports activities, whilst avoiding most of the tourist rush that can be found elsewhere.
Add to this its proximity to the airport, and you will appreciate how staying here before an early morning flight departure from Zanzibar can provide a vauable alternative to overnighting in or close to Stone Town itself.
The villagers in this region away from the coast rarely encounter visitors, and hence their welcome is a particularly friendly one, showing genuine interest in those who do venture here.
A few km offshore lies the select Chumbe Island resort, details of which are provided elsewhere.
Kizimkazi fishing village is your main venue for watching dolphins - with the possibility of actually swimming close to these delightful creatures.
If you're looking for the honeymoon experience par excellence then we simply believe that you can't choose a better destination than Zanzibar.
It is difficult to imagine a better location for a stunning beach holiday than Zanzibar.
Stone Town - the island's capital - contains a rich history of Arab influences, the slave trade, and so on, well repaying the time spent on exploration here.
Jozani Forest is home to the rare Red Colobus Monkey, and many other interesting animal and plant species.
Scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking, waterskiing, deep sea fishing - Zanzibar has it all.
Apart from its historical connotations, Prison Island is home to a Giant Tortoise sanctuary, in addition to providing snorkelling and so on.