Welcome to Zanzibar, the majestic spice island of the Indian Ocean. There are two main islands of Unguja (referred to as Zanzibar) and Pemba and 51 other surrounding small islets. Over centuries different cultures have influenced Zanzibar to become what it is today. Sumerians, Assyrians, Egyptians, Phonecians, Indians, Chinese, Persians, Portuguse, Omani Arabs, Dutch and British have settled here at one time or another and influenced the local culture into the present fusion.

Today, if you are lucky enough to visit Zanzibar, you can expect nothing less than an exotic, exciting and captivating stay, whether that's for a few nights in vibrant, cosmopolitan Stone Town with its myriad of laneways, markets and historical buildings or one of the endless beaches and hidden islands.

The ultimate finale to your safari, gorilla trek or Mt Kilimanjaro climb because it's just a short flight away from Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda or a few hours from Johannesburg, South Africa.