Are you planning your trip to Zanzibar soon. There are so many things to do in Zanzibar but without proper plan you may not enjoy all these good places!! Remember Not planning, is planning to fail 🙂
Here are 10 ways/places to spend your holiday in Zanzibar.
This is the first stop when you arrive in Zanzibar, via Ferry. Before setting off to tour other beautiful places don’t forget to start at the beautiful town of Zanzibar, full of restaurants, Bars, activities and other attractions. You will immediately fall in love with the very unique and beautiful architecture which is rich in East African culture.
Mizingani Road, Stonetown Zanzibar, Image Source: @vecheslavoff via Instagram
One of the most beautiful beaches on the north west tip of Zanzibar. It is a very nice budget beach to visit, and while you are there do not forget to watch the sunset as it is one of the beautiful scenes you will witness in Zanzibar.
Nungwi Beach, Image Source: @mondomulia via Instagram
If you are a foodie and you like spicy food, forodhani market is a place you should definitely be. It is a market open from 4 pm in the afternoon and there you will find a mixture of good energy, buzz and food which is a local produce and freshly prepared from beef mishkaki to seafood and some spicy street food that will make your mouth watery.
Forodhani Park Evening Food Market
This is another one of the greatest places to visit while in Zanzibar. There is a range of cafes, bars, and hostels for easy accommodation. One of the most popular things to do is kite surfing and Paje is actually considered to be one of the best places to do kite surfing.
Kite Surfing in Paje Beach, Image Source: @thepinkbackpack via Instagram
A few kilometers away from Stone Town about 30 min by boat is Prison island. It is full of rich history, built in the 1860s and was bought to be used as a confinement of refractory slaves but later became a quarantine station for yellow fever epidemics. The pure joy of visiting this island come from the Tortoise sanctuary where you will be able to observe and feed the tortoises, swim, sunbathe and snorkel.
Tortoise in Prison Island
This is the only national park in Zanzibar, so I am sure you do not want to miss the opportunity to visit it! It is the last world’s sanctuary to see the Zanzibar red colobus monkey. It is a good place to recharge and is the closest you will get to nature.
Jozani Forest, Image Source: Caroline Bach via Flickr
This is a great place to go to learn about the culinary history of Zanzibar. Zanzibar is one of the leading producers of spices such as nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon and hence why it one of the top things to do while you are at the island.
Spice Tour, Image Source: Cjette via Flickr
THE ROCK RESTAURANT
For a taste of good food with a view there is nowhere to be than the Rock Restaurant in Zanzibar. For a fancy lunch or dinner to complete your stay in Zanzibar this is a place to be located at the center of the sea. Make sure to make a reservation early as it is small and during the peak season it may be hard to get a table.
The Rock Restaurant, Image Source: Reinier van Oorsouw via Flickr
THE ZANZIBAR COFFEE HOUSE
For a coffee lover you do not have suffer while in Zanzibar as the coffee house which is located at Stone Town and they roast their own coffee and provide anything from caffe lattes, cappuccino and chapati wraps.
The Zanzibar Coffee House, Image Source: Clare Red via Flickr
The Sultan’s Palace is one of the main attractions and historical buildings in Zanzibar. Visit the Museum to see the beautiful architecture which was built with the Omani style of extravagant mansion and see the relics of the past era.
Palace Museum, Image Source: Jan Videren via Flickr