The sublime coastline and tropical islands of Zanzibar; exotic, luxurious and the perfect complement to a safari as part of your luxury holiday with Elegant Resorts. Zanzibar’s abundance of secluded beaches and pristine coral reefs filled with an amazing variety of sea life, offering some of the best swimming and diving or snorkelling experiences in the world, make it one of the best-kept secrets in the Indian Ocean.
However, its history is just as fascinating - the many ancient ruins and traditional sailing dhows, along with the heady scent of cloves, evoke mysterious pictures of its rich past. The people of Zanzibar are a mixture of Africans, Arabs and Indians with origins dating as far back as the first century AD. They are diverse and interesting but, above all, remarkably friendly and hospitable.
Ramadan, which is observed for one month each year, is a period of fasting when the pace of life is slower, public areas are busier and there are certain restrictions, for example, consuming food in public, drinking alcohol and use of restaurants. In 2013, Ramadan will be celebrated for one month from 9th July.