Zanzibar’s unique history which features a blend of Arab, Swahili, Indian, and Portuguese influences, positions the Island as a must-visit destination in 2023
Zanzibar has been named number one top travel destination for 2023 by Travelers Worldwide, putting the Island on top of the list of 15 best travel destinations in Africa. Zanzibar’s unique history which features a blend of Arab, Swahili, Indian, and Portuguese influences, positions the Island as a must-visit destination in 2023.
Thanks to continuous infrastructure development and the government’s strategic response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Zanzibar is heading back to its pre COVID-19 arrival record and has been predicted to likely surpass it soon enough. Karibu Zanzibar!
Zanzibar Island is a jewel in the ocean, surrounded by beaches that rate among the finest in the world. Here you can swim, snorkel or just lounge the hours away, while shoals of luminous fish graze over nearby coral gardens and pods of dolphins frolic offshore.
In the island’s capital, Zanzibar Town, sits the historic quarter of Stone Town, with a mesmerising mix of influences from Africa, Arabia, India and Europe.
For these reasons and more, Zanzibar Island (officially called Unguja) is the archipelago’s focal point, and the most popular destination for visitors, but choose your spot carefully. While it’s easy to find tranquil beauty or party buzz (or both), increasing development threatens the island’s ineluctable magic and fragile community resources.