Zanzibar is the jewel of the Pacific Ocean, and is an archipelago made up of Pemba Islands, Zanzibar, and several islets. Zanzibar with its crystal-clear waters, beaches and cuisines is the ideal exotic destination to spend Christmas with your family.
Zanzibar with its mixture of picture-perfect beaches and reefs, distinct architecture, buzzing wildlife and rich spice culture is one of the best destinations in Africa and it is very easy to see why. Its pristine and scenic beaches, museums and galleries, stone town, fascinating forests, spice tours, food markets and festivals have a certain uniqueness about them that you’d feel can only be gotten from Zanzibar. Zanzibar also boasts some of the world’s best diving spots among rainbow coral reefs and who can quickly forget the delicious cuisine of the Swahili people.
With Christmas approaching in Zanzibar, it is quite easy to know as the country filled with the Muslim majority is quickly transformed into a Christmas paradise.
During the festive Christmas season, every street corner is filled with vendors selling balloons, Christmas cards, firecrackers, gifts, clothes, toys and a wide assortment of household items and also buildings, trees and shopping centres are livelier with animations, Christmas decorations and shows attracting crowds during the day and late-night shopping.
Like every other place during the Christmas season, homes and offices are transformed with Christmas trees; which varies from spruce trees, grape vines, and artificial trees as well as decorations.
Due to many of the locals in Zanzibar being Muslims, their bars and supermarkets rarely sell alcohol, but there is always a way out. You could as well also do yourself the favour of purchasing them before you get to Zanzibar.
Head of the Eastern part of this small island and become enchanted with wide and quiet beaches, with infinite shades of colours thanks to the phenomenon of the tides, and finally a lush natural environment. There are so many top beautiful beaches on the island of Zanzibar, but Nungwi, Paje, Nakupenda, Kendwa and Jambiani are our own crop of the best beaches in Zanzibar.
At the northern part of this island is a large town called Nungwi; a charming little village full of small shops, restaurants, and bars, with breathtaking sunsets and access to the sea 24 hours a day. Nungwi really comes alive during the Christmas.
You can also get to see some of the outstanding places in Zanzibar like; The Jozani Forest; the most popular forest in Zanzibar and its red colobus monkeys, fishermen village of Kizimkazi and Uzi bay, Palace Museum; which depicts the lifestyle of the past Sultans of Zanzibar, the Peace Memorial Museum; home to a wealth of Zanzibar’s memorabilia is the perfect place to get a feel of the history and culture of the islands, the Princess Salme Museum at Emerson, enjoy spice tours at spice markets like the Forodhani market and Darajani Market as well as enjoying the real Zanzibar Taarab music.
Zanzibar is the jewel of Tanzania and it invites you with open arms to come and enjoy some of its excitements this Christmas season. You can apply to travel with us as we journey to Zanzibar and make this Christmas one of the best of your life.