Zanzibar is one of Africa’s most evocative names. Here you will find miles of glistening white beaches, and extraordinary coral reefs in its Indian Ocean waters.
Meanwhile the capital, Stone Town, is a maze of winding alleyways, crumbling colonial buildings and quirky hidden shops. Offshore are the tiny private islands of Mnemba and Chumbe, and to the north lies forest-covered Pemba which has remained largely unchanged for centuries.
Last but not least is Mafia: south of Zanzibar this is an island of slow and easy charm, with tiny fishing villages, spectacular diving, and a wonderfully old-fashioned air.