Students soak up Zanzibar Island

Zanzibar has it all. Beautiful tropical beaches, unspoilt diving destinations, and cultural influences that stretch from Europe to Asia. These are just a few of the characteristics that keep adventurous students racing towards an exotic island holiday. And we’ve got the proof!

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In a recent Zanzibar Watersports’ Trip Advisor review, a group of 22 students from Bingham Academy in Addis Ababa made their way to the island to see what the Zanzibar hype is all about. Here’s what group leader, Jim, had to say about the overall experience and partaking in water-based activities signature to the ocean paradise:

“We just finished taking a group of 22 students to Zanzibar and really cannot say enough positive about the owner and staff of Zanzibar Watersports. From our initial arrival and meeting on the island, to planning our group activities and the training they gave our students in diving and snorkelling, to even dealing with some challenging issues with taxis, Zanzibar Watersports was professional from start to finish. They offer pretty much every water-based activity you can imagine, and if want to do something they don’t offer, they will put you in contact with their partners who are equally professional.

The diving and fishing operator made our entire 8 days on the island an enjoyable and memorable experience.”

Zanzibar Watersports comprises of two dive centres at the 5-star Gold Palm resorts at Kendwa Rocks and Paradise Beach Hotel, both located in and around Nungwi. Days can be spent lounging on rope and wooden chairs, scuba diving in the clear waters with octopus and Napolean Wrasse, and chatting with the locals. Embarking on a traditional dhow cruise is also a popular activity amongst visitors, especially students who are always willing to try something new. Sip on a glass of wine or cold beer one of these charming wind-assisted vessels and rest easy knowing you’ve seen the best of Zanzibar.

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Zanzibar continues to be a hub of international activity and it’s great to see students soaking up the eclectic atmosphere and underwater paradise that rings true to the jewel of the East African coastline.