Zanzibar is an island located in the eastern coast of the Indian Ocean. It’s also known as Unguja island, there is much more to Zanzibar island than just beach trees. This archipelago is a true ticket to paradise. You will see this clear when you visit.
Explore stone town
The historic stone town was a former capital of Zanzibar its also been recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site, you can learn much more about the history of slave trade in this fort in the 19th century.
Visit Mnemba Island
This is the best place to encounter the green ocean endangered turtles, the island is also a good place to do snorkeling and diving from. The island is privately owned but its pen to all people for day excursions you can also hire the whole island for a private holiday.
Visit Pemba Island
Pemba Island is home to historic ruins of the coast and fishing villages, boasting with the world’s best diving sites they offer daily excursions to bamboo forests, water sports, sun set show cruises and much more.
Visit Chumbe Island
Chumbe island was the first designated Zanzibar reserve and stands out with incredible under water activities controlled within eco tourism, the island also boasts with over 300 species of birds to be seen and various tortoise species.
Visit Mafia Island
Mafia Island is about 120 kilometers from Dar es Salaam Main Island; the best time for visiting Pemba Island is from late may to mid October. The island is also renowned for best diving sites in the Indian Ocean.
Acquire some African crafts
There are local crafts of jeweleries, paintings, sexy shoes, Masai bracelets, metal flip flops and much more. Darajani market is the best place for buying spices.
Enjoy at the roof tops
Most of the Zanzibar restaurants have exclusive spectacular views where you can relax from after along day and enjoy the sun set rays of the golden sun.
Experience the culture
Zanzibar is a mixture of African, European, and Indian and Arabic creating a unique Swahili people, Zanzibar was a former salve trade town many slaves brutally suffered and trafficked via Bagamayo on the main island. Visit the house of David Livingstonewho lived in Zanzibar and contributed to the end of slave trade.
Go to a festival
One of the main reasons why people visit Zanzibar is to attend the main three festivals in Zanzibar three times in a year, the Zanzibar beach and water festival always organized by locals with lots of competitions of water games and lots of fun then the Zanzibar international film festival that involves the east Africa’s largest film, music and art festival and lastly Sautiza Burasa festival that involves most of Africa’s top artists.
Visit Prison Island
This island is found in the North West if stone town, its also known as prison island its and historical island with lots of water sports activities to enjoy. You will also visit the slave trade museum in addition to a lot of sea green turtles to be seen.
Explore the Kendwa rocks
This is one of the best things you can do while in Zanzibar, for tourists who love partying they can go for monthly full moon party at the Kendwa rocks. This happens every end of month.