48 Hours in Zanzibar
Stone Town – There’s nothing quite like the feeling of anticipation when going on holiday. The week before, packing and checking passports and, above all, the butterflies leading up to the moment that you step on to the aircraft. Travelling to Zanzibar is no different and when you find yourself ending text messages with smiley pre-holiday emoticons, it’s nothing but a good omen for an exceptional time visiting one of the Indian Ocean’s top value destinations.
South African travellers now comprise just over 10 percent of Zanzibar’s inbound tourism and, it’s not difficult to see why. The island offers a rich cultural experience, it’s steeped in history with African, Arabic and European influences and, best of all, reef protected pristine beaches. Accommodation, meals and adventures are available across all pricing tiers and Mango flies direct between Johannesburg and Zanzibar twice a week.
Visiting Zanzibar is akin to a “choose your own adventure” novella in which activities and decisions to pursue island exploration are legion; however, there are some things no visitor should miss.