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Zanzibar Beach

Stunning sun-soaked Zanzibar Beach

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Zanzibar Beach

Zanzibar – a holiday in paradise

Beautiful Zanzibar, with its unparalleled pearly white beaches leading to the azure Indian Ocean, can best be described as a small paradise on earth. It is without a doubt the most delightful place to relax after an exciting safari. Take a refreshing dive to wash off the safari dust! You can go skin-diving, swim with dolphins or take a boat tour in an authentic dhow. A visit to the capital is definitely worth your while. The picturesque Stone Town is the epitome of the romantic beauty of the island. 

Pemba Island

Pemba and Mafia Island

Pemba Island is situated north of Zanzibar. This virtually undiscovered island is known for its lush green hills and has much denser woodlands than Zanzibar. Popular for its coral reefs and abundant marine life, Pemba is sometimes referred to as one of the best diving sites of Africa.

Mafia Island is situated south of Zanzibar and is quite similar to Pemba Island in terms of untouched nature and the fact that it is virtually unknown to tourists. This is an exquisite destination for anyone wanting to immerse themselves in luxury in this peaceful little paradise. As much of the island is surrounded by mangroves, the beaches are not as wide as the ones in Zanzibar, but they are dazzlingly beautiful. With its stunning lagoons and rich coral reefs, Mafia is a delightful place to relax on the beach after an exciting and active safari. 

Zanzibar Beach Honeymoon

Beach holiday on a island

Many people consider Zanzibar a relaxing destination to end an active holiday. All of the islands can be reached by aeroplane from Arusha and Dar es Salaam. The accommodations vary from simple to luxurious.

 

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Dream trip
Makasa organized a 9-days safari in tented lodges and 7-days at the beach resort Dream of Zanzibar.We stayed in the beautiful resort Dream of Zanzibar, here we enjoyed the nice weather and beautiful beach. Thanks Makasa for an unforgettable dream trip
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Max Wright
Nice contrast
We booked our amazing honeymoon trip to Tanzania & Zanzibar with Makasa. In Zanzibar we stayed on the northeastern side. The food was delicious, the rooms very nice and the relaxation of the hotel was a nice contrast to the long days in the jeep while on safari.
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James Red
Magnificent experience
We recently returned from our very special trip to Tanzania. The Safari experience was mag-nificent. We were blown away by the lodges and the food at all of the locations she booked. We also went to Zanzibar in a very luxe fashion- it was just what we needed.
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Carl Johnson

Zanzibar has many more things to offer besides sun, sea and beaches

Zanzibar Stone Town City Tour

Stone Town city tour

Stone Town is one of the few intact historical Swahili coastal trading towns of East Africa. Its myriad of small shops, mix of people, bustling markets and eateries, mosques, churches and Hindu temples combine and homogenize disparate elements of different cultures. You will visit the historical site, the bustling market, the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum and the site of the former slave market at the Anglican Cathedral Church. Enjoy the walking through the narrow streets to explore the carved Arab doors with brass studs, carved balconies, the old post office or the kanga market. 

Zanzibar Spice Tour

Zanzibar Spice tour

Spices from Zanzibar are famous around the world, and a holiday to Zanzibar would be incomplete without a visit to the spice plantations. The sultan of Oman first introduced these kinds of plantations on the island in 1873. You will be overwhelmed by the abundance of botanical species growing in these gardens - exotic spices, fruits and vegetables. Many of the spices have medicinal properties and are still used by the local population to cure certain maladies. Savour different spices, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, vanilla or black pepper. Taste a variety of fruits ranging from the rose apple to the guava. Some rare plants like henna, perfume tree and lipstick tree are used for their value in preparing cosmetics. No trip to Zanzibar could be considered complete without a visit to one of these carefully selected spice farms.
Zanzibar Jozani Forest Tour

Zanzibar Jozani Forest Tour

Jozani forest boasts an eclectic bio-diversity, with many strange and wonderful animals residing in. The forest is a home to the few remaining red colobus monkeys in the world which are the most famous inhabitants of the forest. They roam freely through the reserve and they can be viewed at close quarter. But keep your eyes open and you may be lucky enough to see Sunnis (small deer), chameleon or even leopard!! Later after the monkey visit, you will go for a walk on a mangrove board walk to visit different types of mangroves which are available on the Island. The different variety of birds can be spotted seasonally and many more forest inhabitants are ready to be discovered!
Zanzibar Dolphin trip

Zanzibar Dolphin trip

Journey to the south of the island where you will board a small motorized boat to go on your Dolphin Safari. You will also have the opportunity to swim and snorkel. It is possible to swim with them depending on the state of the ocean and how lucky you are in this globe.
Zanzibar Prison Island

Zanzibar Prison Island

Prison Island or Changuu Island is in the middle of the islands visible from Stone Town. The island has become a small tourist resort where you can relax, walk around to see the Giant Aldabra Tortoises and beautiful peacocks, or swim or snorkel around the coral reefs. The island is a former quarantine hospital in the last century; it has frangipani lined paths around the island where former patients took their evening walks. In 1883, a jail was built on the island, (thus its name “Prison Island”) but this was never used. Sultan Said brought giant tortoises here from the Seychelles around 1820. There is a restaurant housed in the old hospital for fresh cold drinks.
Zanzibar Chumbe Island

Chumbe Island

The trip takes you from the Mbweni Ruins hotel to the Marine Reserve surrounding Chumbe Island. The marine is protected and is in pristine condition. Many different types of marine life can be viewed whilst snorkeling. There is also a nature Sanctuary Trial around. On the island you can view ruins of an ancient mosque and a 19th century British Naval Lighthouse. An excellent sea food lunch is provided with drinks.
Zanzibar Dhow Sunset cruise

Zanzibar Dhow Sunset cruise

The Dhow is a traditional sailing boat, used for centuries for carrying cargo between Zanzibar and the Arabian Gulf. She has been converted into a beautifully restored sailing vessel which will give you an insight into the real Zanzibar. She is equipped with safety equipment, sunshade, snorkeling equipment and boarding ladder. She is approximately 40 feet long and a crew with enough experience will ensure your safety and comfort on board. Sit back and relax, enjoy the Zanzibar breezes and crystal clear turquoise water. Every day we offer a sunset cruise or an island hop including soft drinks.
Zanzibar Sandbank tour

Zanzibar Sandbank tour

Experience the way Livingstone felt discovering untouched land and sail away with us to magnificent sandbanks around the island of Unguja Zanzibar. Come on board our traditionally crafted dhows, put your feet up and allow our staff to pamper you as the Sultans of Zanzibar were once upon a time. Snorkel with your guide around the reef and discover a whole new underwater world with marine life and corals of brilliant colors. Tables are set on the golden sand where a lunch will await you. After lunch relax on the sand bank listening to the hush of waves lapping against the shore or discover more underwater life around it and listen to stories from our crews about sailing the seven seas. Karibu onboard with us for a day! 
Restaurant The Rock Zanzibar

Restaurant The Rock Zanzibar

Rock Restaurant rises on a rock not distant from the shore of the beautiful Michanwi Pingwe beach. Eating at Rock Restaurant is an experience you can’t miss.
Safari & Zanzibar
Selma organized the whole trip perfectly including a few days in Zanzibar after the Safari experience. Fabulous Safari. Too many highlights. But also, a fabulous hotel in Zanzibar. Fantastic experience which I'll remember always.
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Dianne Scott
Honeymoon
We wanted a special journey for our honeymoon, and we had a great time. We did an amazing safari. Zanzibar was also nice; the white beaches and the blue sea are of coursefor free… Thanks again to Makasa for the amazing holiday!
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Bert Lam
Great experience
In the beginning of august we had the pleasure of going on safari with Makasa. Our last days we spend in a very relaxing resort in Zanzibar to wash of all the red sand. All in all, we had a very pleasant journey thanks to Makasa. 
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Nick Ericson
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