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Zanzibar is the semi-autonomous region of Tanzania in East Africa. It consists of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, located 25-50 kilometers off the mainland coast, and is composed of many small islands and two major islands: Unguja (the main island, commonly referred to as Zanzibar) and Pemba. The capital is Zanzibar City, which is situated on the island of Unguja. Its historical center is Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The Portuguese invasion and control of the Swahili coast in the late 16th century marked the end of the archipelago’s golden age, though Omani Arabs returned to power less than a century later. Today, many of the winding alleyways and tall townhouses of the old Stone Town remain unchanged, and visitors can stroll between the Sultan’s Palace, the House of Wonders, the Portuguese Fort, and the gardens, merchant houses, and Turkish baths of the ancient town. Full-day spice tours of working plantations provide visitors with the opportunity to witness the cultivation of cloves, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, and other spices that have made the island famous.
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Which season is the best?
The best season for your trip with Guruguru Safaris to Zanzibar is during the drier months of June to October and from December to February. During this time, the weather conditions on the island are particularly pleasant, with warm temperatures, little rainfall, and plenty of sunshine. These months are perfect for relaxing on the beach, engaging in water sports activities, and exploring the local culture. The sea is calm and excellent for snorkeling and diving during these periods. However, we recommend planning your trip in advance and booking early, as Zanzibar is very popular during these times, and accommodations can fill up quickly. Our experienced travel experts are available to assist you in choosing the best timing for your needs.
When and where can you see the most marine creatures?
The waters off Zanzibar offer you a fascinating variety of marine creatures. During the best travel times, between June and October and from December to February, you have the opportunity to see an impressive array of marine life. Commonly sighted animals include colorful coral fish of all shapes and sizes, majestic turtles, playful dolphins, graceful manta rays, and impressive whale sharks.
If you wish to see specific animals or marine creatures, our experts at Guruguru Safaris are at your service. We can plan customized snorkeling and diving trips to ensure you experience the wildlife that fascinates you the most. Our experienced guides know the best spots and have the knowledge to make your Zanzibar journey an unforgettable experience. Don’t hesitate to ask us about your specific interests – we are here to provide you with a tailored and enriching experience.
Do I need a fishing license?
In Zanzibar, you generally don’t need a specific fishing license to go fishing. Many hotels and resorts offer fishing trips for tourists, and these often include equipment and permits. Local guides and captains are well acquainted with the waters and can help you find the best fishing spots.
If you’re planning an organized fishing tour in Zanzibar, our experts at Guruguru Safaris can assist you in finding the best options and ensuring that all necessary permits and guidelines are followed. We’re here to make your fishing activities in Zanzibar as enjoyable and hassle-free as possible.
What is the minimum age for a diving trip?
Guruguru Safaris takes care of everything, including checking the possible minimum age for diving trips. Our experienced guides and dive instructors are available to ensure that you can participate in diving activities that match your age and skills. Your safety and an unforgettable diving experience are our top priorities.