Being near to the equator, the islands are warm year round. Rains occur in November but are characterized by brief showers while the heat of summer (corresponding to the northern hemisphere winter) is often cooled by strong sea breezes associated with the northeast monsoon (known as Kaskazi in Kiswahili). Various species of mongoose can also be found on the island as well as a wide variety of birdlife and a large number of butterflies in rural areas. Zanzibar today is mostly populated by ethnic Swahili, but there is also a minority population of Asians, originally from India and Arab countries. Zanzibaris speak Kiswahili, a language which is spoken extensively in East Africa. Many locals also speak English, French, or Italian. Zanzibar is home to large amounts of beaches and clear Indian Ocean water, as well as coral and limestone scarps which allow for significant amounts of diving. Discover the famous historical Stone Town, home to most of Zanzibar's tourism industry and a World Heritage Site, you can also see numerous historical and cultural sites, including Makusurani graveyard (where many of the islands previous Arab rulers are buried).
(Be sure to vaccinate against Yellow Fever before travelling and carry documents to Indicate vaccination)
Zanzibar Holiday Packages