Tanzania – The best wildlife encounters in Zanzibar

For a truly authentic African escape, head for The Residence Zanzibar. Set on a pristine mile-long beach in the island’s picturesque south-west, the resort is steeped in a forested 32-hectare estate where five-star luxuries sit harmoniously alongside nature’s untouched beauty. Allowing guests to witness the alluring wildlife that inhabits the island, a plethora of activities are on offer for those wanting to venture out and explore; from day trips to the Jozani Forest, home to the rarest primates in Africa, the red colobus monkeys – found exclusively on the island – to exploring the nearby deserted islands of Pungwe and Kwale in the Menai Bay Conservation Area and embarking on safaris out at sea to watch humpback and bottlenose dolphins roaming free. Back at the resort, guests can relax at the 66 opulent villas fusing contemporary style with the island’s Omani and African heritage and boasting private pools and terraces for the ultimate privacy and seclusion.