Why Take Your Family to Zanzibar this Easter
Easter has always been an important date on the South African holiday calendar as it combines traditional school holidays with numerous public holidays making it the ideal time for families to get away. The Easter holidays are also regarded as the last opportunity to enjoy the warm weather as we ease into winter!
Easter 2020 found us in full lockdown and the total sum of our travels was down to the supermarket for essential supplies. Now nearly a year later Easter 2021 paints quite a different picture! We have successfully surfed the second wave of Covid-19 and moved into lockdown level 1 at last. Travel has been increasingly restored and there are a number of countries beyond our domestic borders where we can now travel safely, and without quarantine restrictions.
Zanzibar is one of the top contenders for a splendid holiday for the entire family this extended Easter and into April. The Spice Islands are situated just off the east coast of Tanzania and are easily reached on a direct flight from Johannesburg. On arrival a whole new world unfurls with warm breezes, palm trees and the azure Indian Ocean. The heady mix of African and Omani cultures adds to the excitement. This influence carries through into the language, religion, dress, architecture and most importantly the mildly spiced food with an abundance of freshly harvested fish.
The coastline is dotted with superb boutique hotels and resorts each with a wide stretch of beach – some with rocky coves and even forests almost to the edge of the sea. The gardens are lush and palms offer welcome shade from the warm sun at the poolside. The rhythm is slow and the atmosphere relaxing as you inhale the cool salty air.
So, why take your family to Zanzibar this Easter?
- Just 3.5 hour direct flight from Johannesburg to Zanzibar
- Affordable selection of family hotels
- Excellent facilities for children of all ages
- Surperb stretches of pristine beaches
- Variety of meal plans to suit your family's needs
- All-inclusive option includes all beverages
- Exciting day excursions including dhow cruises
- Active sporting destination and top diving location
- Friendly and welcoming locals
- Enquire about free Wi-Fi and make this into a ‘workation’
- Safe, secure and quarantine-free for South Africans!
Thompsons Holidays has a wide selection of holiday packages to Zanzibar that cater for families of all ages. Enquire now about the Easter package from 3-10 April at the 3* Filao Beach Resort & Spa from just R10,376 pp sharing, including flights from Johannesburg, taxes, hotel transfers, 7 nights accommodation as well as breakfast and dinner daily. There is a bonus free tour of ancient and mystical Stone Town. Pick up antiques and carved crafts while enjoying strong Arabic coffee while dhows bob past in the bay. (T’s & C’s apply)
Extend your Easter Holiday well into April, and enjoy a few days getaway during the school holidays, which – with their revised dates for public schools – now run during the last week of April 2021. Experience true island life with your family in tow this Easter – safe, fun-filled beach holidays where memories are made.