The island of Zanzibar, also known as Unguja, has been home to the Assyrians, Sumerians, Egyptians, Phoenicians, Indians, Chinese, Persians, Portuguese, Omani Arabs, Dutch and English and all have contributed to Zanzibar’s rich and diverse history.
Known to most as the spice islands, the Zanzibar archipelago evokes visions of mysterious veiled ladies, tantalizing spices and colourful bazaars that survives in the ancient Stone Town.
The “paradise beaches” attract beach lovers of all kinds who come to relax and soak up the African sunshine. The island is also a hot spot for divers who love to explore the coral reeks just off shore.
The exotic island of Lamu will take you back to the 19th century with its narrowly winding streets, colourful bazaars and black-veiled women. Lamu Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The island is one of the earliest Arab settlements on the African Coast and is rich in Arab history that comes to life in the many ruins that dot the landscape.
There are no cars on the island, just relax and beautiful beaches.