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How do I get there? I drove – it takes a good two weeks from South Africa to Dar es Salaam, from where you can catch a ferry to Zanzibar. It’s eas­ier and faster to fly: Mango flies di­rect from Joburg to Zanzibar for about R4 959 re­turn. fly­mango.com

Where do I stay? I stayed at Al-Mi­nar Ho­tel for R1 133 per per­son, with break­fast. Check if there are any spe­cial of­fers. Al Mi­nar has friendly staff, de­cent rooms and is only 150 m from the beach. book­ing.com

What else? There are plenty of small travel agen­cies in Stone Town (or just en­quire at your ho­tel’s re­cep­tion) that of­fer day trips: snorkelling out­ings, short dhow trips, or vis­its to an old slave cave, a spice farm or Jozani For­est. We rec­om­mend you do the guided walk­ing tour of Stone Town: about US$15 (R200) to US$30 (R400) per per­son depend­ing on the tour. You can also visit one of sev­eral mu­se­ums like the Peace Memo­rial Mu­seum (fur­ni­ture and cloth­ing) and the Nat­u­ral His­tory Mu­seum (dusty stuffed an­i­mals and skulls).

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