Variety is the spice of Zanzibar. When you mention Zanzibar to anyone it often conjures a magical image of an exotic and tropical land – they’re absolutely right.
Zanzibar is the name of the archipelago in the Indian Ocean 6° south of the equator. Unguja Island (the most popular within the archipelago) is the birth place of Freddy Mercury and was historically used as one of Africa’s largest slave trade markets as well as being famous for the enormous spice farms still in operation today. Today people from around the world come here to learn about the history, enjoy the mix of African and Arabic culture, relax on the beautiful beaches, kite board and scuba dive in our crystal turquoise waters.
Over the last 10 years tourists have flocked to the north coast for the large non tide affected beaches however this usually means over crowded beaches and sadly over fished reefs. All is not lost however as Paje on the south east coast has just been labeled ‘The Worlds Best Unspoilt Beach’ by the Telegraph. Walking along our beach you can see kites flying, the village women harvesting seaweed, sun worshipers, fisherman returning in the dhows Buccaneer Diving scuba divers heading out to enjoy the dive sites on offer. Whilst Buccaneer Diving is well known in Paje we have an exciting new operation coming up in Dongwe and can also organize trips to Mnemba Atol the protected marine reserve on the north east coast.
Mnemba, Kizimkazi, Paje and Dongwe are all divers paradises along the east coast of the island boating stunning corals and exceptional sea life with some specific areas being best for dolphins, whales and sea horses! With all of these dive sites at our finger tips we’re able to offer a huge amount of variety all from one PADI dive center.