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Why Go?

Dazzling, palm-fringed beaches still untouched by tourist hordes

Stone Town's labyrinthine streets—a maze of mosques, markets, and colorful, crumbling palaces

The culture of hospitality: you'll hear karibu ("welcome" in Swahili) a lot

What To Skip

Mangapwani slave caves—there's little to see in these dank caverns

What For:

Active + Adventure, Beach + Island, Budget, Luxury

When To Go:

July, August, September, October


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