The short trip from Tanzania treats travelers to seclusion and unique diversions
For a sense of solitude, venture to the eastern sides of the islands where the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean lap the powder-white shores, and the trade winds’ cooling breezes tickle your neck. Once you’re ready to unbury your feet from the sand, there’s plenty of aquatic fun to be had. Swimming, snorkeling, and sailing on the traditional lateen-rigged dhow ships remain long held favorites, while kiteboarding is gaining a fast following.
A visit to Jozani Forest, near the village of Jambiani, affords a rare glimpse at the endangered red colobus monkey that, similar to the lemurs of Madagascar, evolved in isolation on Zanzibar.