A Zanzibar holiday should most definitely include some scuba diving or snorkelling. There are a number of guided tour options that can set you up for underwater exploration of the vibrant marine life and sunken wrecks. If you're staying in one of the Zanzibar hotels on the main island of Unguja, dry off from your dive and head to Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here you can visit the Beit el-Sahel (the Sultan's Palace) to learn more about the history of the area's ruling powers. The palace was home to royalty in the 19th century but now serves as a museum for visitors.
Those looking to monkey around a bit more outdoors can venture to Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park, a 40 kilometre drive from Stone Town, where a number of friendly primates and other wildlife reside. Some hotels in Zanzibar may offer group tours of the park, so look into that when you arrive.
The Zanzibar International Airport is located 5 kilometres south of Zanzibar City and is serviced by several regional and international air carriers. Once on the ground, a minibus taxi is an easy way to reach the city centre from the airport. Also, many tourists book hotels in Stone Town on Unguja and take boats to other locations.
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