A Beach Holiday on the Island where Pepper Grows

The gleaming white beaches on the island of Zanzibar, known for its spices, promise complete pampering and plenty of relaxation. During your holiday at the beach, you can breathe in the scent of pepper, cloves, and vanilla, while the azure sea gently laps around your feet, invigorating your senses. The crystal-clear water, which is warm all year round, and the white beaches with their powdery sand turn Zanzibar into an African dream destination where you can truly unwind. The tides provide a bit of variety and the option of exploring the seabed by walking along it.

On the east coast, wind and kite surfers can take advantage of the steadily blowing breeze, the shallow water, and the sandy surface. Surf spots such as Paje and Jambiani will delight surfers of all levels. And all around Zanzibar, a wonderful underwater world teeming with different species awaits below the surface of the Indian Ocean. A particularly worthwhile excursion for divers and snorkelers: sail from Fumba to the Kwale coral reef on a traditional dhow.

Facts & figures

  • Flight time

    08:30 h

  • Distance

    6980 km

  • Country Code


  • Airport


  • Language

    Suaheli, English

  • Currency


Edelweiss tips for Zanzibar

Sightseeing in your Zanzibar holidays

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    Once you’ve had enough of the beach, you can enjoy a spice tour at one of Zanzibar’s plantations. View in maps
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    During a walk through the old town of Zanzibar City, Stone Town, you can discover magnificent buildings made of coral stone, the influences of diverse cultures, and traces of an eventful past. View in maps
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    The two little sister islands Pemba and Mafia entice visitors with their calm atmosphere, lush vegetation, and an untouched underwater world far from the bustling life on the island of Unguja, also known by its colloquial name, Zanzibar. View in maps
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    In combination with the Edelweiss holiday destination of Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar offers an excellent starting or end point for a fascinating and varied round trip around Tanzania. Kilimanjaro

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