“You may wonder why you ever doubted the existence of Genies in bottles – and you may rub your ring in order to free your own…”
Coming to Zanzibar means entering a tale out of “Arabian Nights”. The narrow streets in Stone Town wind between tall buildings, opening unexpectedly into ornamental squares – a colorful mix of Arab, Indian and African culture. Little fishermen’s villages attract the curious visitor, sun-ripe pineapples are sold along the road when you visit one of the famous spice farms, see and smell and taste fresh ginger and fresh cardamom.
The waters of the Indian Ocean, especially around the Zanzibar Archipelago, are reputed to have some of the best diving in the world. The islands of Unguja (Zanzibar main island) and Pemba are surrounded by coral reef, and an enormous variety of marine life can be observed there. Good visibility (20 to 60 meters) is also one of the advantages, in addition to pleasant water temperatures of around 27 degree Celsius throughout the year.
The sea abounds with a colorful variety of sea creatures and plants. In deeper waters, lush coral gardens often stretch as far as the eye can reach. Large game fish (such as barracuda, kingfish, tuna and wahoo) hunt side by side with large Napoleanic wrasse, graceful manta rays and sharks. Shallower waters are the playground for tropical fish in the midst of a largely varied Indo-Pacific marine fauna.
A large number of professional diving centers offer dives for the experienced diver, but also courses for beginners.
season: throughout the year