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Zanzibar, located just off the coast of East Africa is known as the island of spices from its heritage of trade and it is the ultimate place to relax after a week on safari. Going to Zanzibar can be added as an extension to any East African Safari, with options of staying at the Baraza Resort, Park Hyatt or Xanadu

Flying in from Kenya or Tanzania, you are welcomed by the Indian Ocean air, white sandy beaches and the most clear turquoise sea. Here, not only can you enjoy island life, but also immerse yourself in the culture of the island in Stone Town which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, renowned for its winding old streets, old historic doors, famous door knobs and its colourful spice markets. Here you will learn about the international importance of Zanzibar for trade.

You will most likely stay in a resort here, located on one of their stretches of beaches such as Xanadu Retreat, which is on the east side of the island (one of Micato’s favourites!)

Xanadu Retreat is an intimate accommodation, offering private villas amongst beautiful gardens and located right on the beach front. It is custom designed with luxury and relaxation in mind. It offers casual luxury and styled with contemporary African design. It is the ultimate treat to any holiday, and not only is the most ideal destination, it also offers some of the finest food in Africa.

“Out of a sapphire sea rose a coral island of incandescent green studded with groves of coconut and mango and orchards of cloves, the palm forest deck with pink convolvulus, a thin line of surf beating languidly on the milk-white sand.”

Thomas Pakenham – Author of the indispensable The Scramble for Africa