Zanzibar Beach Holiday

Tanzania Zanzibar Beach Holiday

This Zanzibar Island has all of the characteristics of a tropical island: water, sand, and exotic beauty. And the name has a magical ring to it. The island has a cruel side as the last stronghold of the African slave trade and the largest growing place for cloves, but it also has the scent of paradise. The money of the ruling sultans of this magical Zanzibar spice island was used to build grandiose palaces and bath houses.

It’s a stunning island with amazing beaches and hidden coves, while the interior is lush and fertile, covered in rising clove and cinnamon tree plantations. Ruins of palaces, baths, and ancient mosques dot the island, serving as a reminder of a bygone age of Sultans and slavery. The entire coast is surrounded by coral gardens set in turquoise tropical waters.

Tanzania Zanzibar Beach Holiday packages

Here are the top 11 places to visit in Zanzibar:

1) Stone Town 

This place is the cultural hub of Zanzibar. You can explore the ancient streets with lots of jewelry and craft shops. If you are tired shopping then hit the coffee shop for a wonderful and aromatic coffee.

2) Nungwi beach

Nungwi is a small village with very low population. This is one if the top beaches in Zanzibar. There are lots of quality restaurants and hotels in this region. It’s a place to relax and see the sunset. The seawater is crystal clear and warm which makes this place the finest beach in Zanzibar.

Prison Island

It takes a 20 minute boat trip to reach Prison Island from Zanzibar. If you would like to explore the history of this region where people were used as slaves then you can visit this place. Right now this place is widely known as a nature reserve for giant tortoises reaching ages of over 200 years.

4) Forodhani market

This night market is an absolute ‘must’. If you’d like to experience some of the best street food, it is here. Zanzibar style. You can find fresh fish, vegetables and other food items. If you are a seafood lover, this is the place to go.

5) The Rock of Zanzibar 

Many people visit Zanzibar just to eat at this world renowned restaurant. Set in the middle of the sea, you can reach there by the walk-in at low tide but during high tide you require a boat to reach the Rock. The same group that owns The Rock also own Kichanga Lodge where you can stay and enjoy the best Zanzibar beach accommodation.

6) Palace Museum

It’s widely known as Sultan’s Palace. It’s one of the oldest buildings in Stone Town. The museum was built in the 19th century just overlooking the ocean.

7) Spice Tour

You are in the best part of the world if you are a spice lover. The spices are locally grown and sold in streets by local merchants. There are lots of varieties of spices available in this place and you can feel the wonderful aroma when you visit this place. Zanzibar is also known as “Spice Island”.

8) The Old Fort

One of the oldest buildings in Stone Town. Its located on the seafront, it was built in the 17th century. You can shop local produce in the courtyard.

9) House of Wonders

A historical building in Stone Town where exhibitions are held about the Zanzibari and Swahili culture. It’s the tallest building just opposite the seafront.

10) Jozani Forest 

This is one of the last indigenous forests left in Zanzibar. You can reach by bus or hire a taxi. It is famous for the red Colobus monkey. Its spread in an area of 2512 hectares. A wonderful experience for sightseeing and photography.

11) Mnemba Atoll

Ride on a slow sailing Dhow boat, a trip which you will never forget. This place is the perfect destination for snorkeling enthusiasts which hosts many species of fish like barracuda, eels, snappers, etc

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