More than twelve hundred years ago, the dusky outlines of Arab dhows were first seen across the azure horizons of the Indian Ocean waters that washed the eastern shores of Africa. They came across the idyllic island of Zanzibar and its archipelagos; a scented land of coconuts and spices. Indeed it was once the world's largest producer of cloves and is still renowned for its spice and coconut production.
Today Zanzibar and the islands are still bathed in the rich heady aromas of cloves and cinnamon. Stone Town still vibrates with scents, sounds and atmosphere, yet across the peacock hues of the balmy waters, perfect bliss awaits.