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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Zanzibar tour packages lead to endemic wildlife

Have you ever made a list of dream holiday destinations? Given the choice, many sun seekers would opt for a Zanzibar beach resort off the Tanzanian coast.

Zanzibar is the proverbial island paradise with luminescent sand stretching along pristine beaches, lapped by waves generated by warm Indian Ocean currents.

Zanzibar tour packages that incorporate a stay at the Diamond Dreams of Zanzibar Resort would be a fitting choice if this exotic island is your ideal destination for the perfect holiday. For starters, it has a five-star rating. It’s built on Kiwengwa Beach, incorporating a mix of contemporary and Afro-Arabic design fit for royalty from a bygone era.

If you don’t feel like sightseeing, there’s nothing stopping you from lazing around the pool or at the seaside. And if you stay close to this Zanzibar beach resort, you’ll be hard-pressed not to sample the delicious menu options offered by its various restaurants.

Tour guides are on hand to guide the more active guests through boat excursions, sightseeing tours, Tanzanian safaris and snorkelling trips to Mnemba Marine Park. Zanzibar boasts some of the best coastal locations for scuba diving and dolphin watching. These gentle creatures love swimming and surfing these waters, and there may be opportunities to swim with them.

If you have energy to explore on land, the Stone Town World Heritage Site is an historic attraction 45km from the resort. Because Zanzibar made its mark in the spice trade, and is still referred to as the Spice Islands, the spice tour is a must. Cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and pepper are still grown there.

You could also consider tours to the Mbweni Ruins, Mtonil Ruins and Kidichi Persian Baths or go in search of the Red Colobus Monkeys in Jozani Forest on Unguja Island. Mafia Island has the Ngezi Equatorial Forest, home to the Pemba Flying Fox, while killer whales and dolphins are found near Kizimkazi.

Zanzibar is in a malaria area so precautions should be considered. The yellow fever vaccination is recommended.

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