The very mention of Zanzibar – the beautiful and historic spice island lying just off the coast of Tanzania – is enough to conjure up a multitude of mental images that are both exotic and striking. It is this emotional reaction that has caused this Indian Ocean island to become one of the world’s most sought-after holiday destinations.

Zanzibar’s architecture, language and religion are a reflection of both the island’s distant and recent past; with the passing dhows that constantly sail along the coastline and the murmurs of the fishermen drifting on the sea breeze, that past is seemingly not so distant.

The magical island has been likened to that of a time capsule, one that has been unopened by modern tourism. And now – courtesy of Kilindi Zanzibar – the opportunity has arisen to unlock all that is best of this wondrous destination.