If you’re looking for a budget-friendly exotic vacation, Zanzibar is the place to go. It’s no surprise that many compare it to places like the Maldives and Seychelles. The miles of powder-white sandy beaches and crystal clear turquoise waters are the primary reasons to visit Zanzibar.
Unguja, also known as Zanzibar Island, is the main island in Tanzania’s Zanzibar archipelago. Stone Town, part of Zanzibar City, is an ancient trade centre with mosques and winding lanes.
Zanzibar is known for its beautiful beaches, pleasant weather, and warm tropical waters. This archipelago is known for its clear warm waters, coral reefs, and rich marine diversity, making it an ideal snorkelling and diving destination.
Travelling to the Zanzibar Islands is risk-free and one of the safest African destinations, even for solo female travellers. Tanzania, one of the most stable African countries, includes the Zanzibar Archipelago. Tanzania is considered the most peaceful country in East Africa.
Because of the cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and black pepper grown, the islands are sometimes referred to as the Spice Islands.
Stone Town of Zanzibar, also known as Mji Mkongwe, is the old part of Zanzibar City, Tanzania’s central city.
Stone Town is well-known for its exquisitely designed doors. Heavy wooden doors with intricately carved patterns surround every corner. Stone Town is thought to have over 550 individually carved doors. Many door patterns, like carpets in the Middle East and window frames in Indonesia, are symbolic. Stone Town was named after the ornate houses built with local stone by Arab traders and slavers during the nineteenth century.
Go on a sunset dhow cruise
Cruise around Stone Town Isles on a traditional dhow. Enjoy the tranquillity of the Indian Ocean aboard a traditional dhow. While cruising, enjoy delectable drinks and snacks while the sun sets.
The seaweed centre
The seaweed centre (now known as Mwani Zanzibar) is a women’s initiative that employs local women to make products from the island’s abundance of seaweed. Guests can take a full tour of the seaweed farmers’ daily tasks, or they can relax at the shop with a glass of seaweed fruit juice!
The Jozani Forest is the island of Zanzibar’s most significant area of indigenous rainforest. It is home to a plethora of rare and unusual wildlife species, as well as a few that are found nowhere else in the world, such as the endangered Red Colobus Monkey. Blue Sykes’ Monkeys, Bush Pigs, Aders Duiker Antelopes, Elephant Shrews, Chameleons, and various birds and butterflies are also possible sightings.
Deep-sea experience is appropriate for everyone, whether you are a professional fisherman or whether you are trying deep sea fishing for the first time.
Zanzibar has become a top-tier destination for kitesurfers for various reasons, including the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, a variety of winds suitable for both beginners and experienced surfers, and an unforgettable environment.
The Forodhani Gardens, also known as Jubilee Gardens, more recently, Forodhani Park, is a small park in Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania. The gardens are located along Stone Town’s main sea walk, directly in front of the most famous Stone Town buildings.
Forodhani Gardens in Stone Town transforms into a bustling street-food market every night! At that time, fresh seafood and local delicacies such as Zanzibari pizza are available. Visitors walk along the seafront, watching the sunset over the Indian Ocean and sampling street food with locals.
Visit Prison Island or Changuu Islands
Changuu Island is a small island located 5.6 kilometres northwest of Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania. The island served as a coal mine. The island of confinement Zanzibar is a destination on the island of Zanzibar, also known as Changuu Island. The Prison Island is located just off the coast of Stone Town and was once a slave detention centre and a quarantine facility.
View and interact with the giant tortoises; The old prison still stands, sheltering some of the giant tortoises that can now only be found on this island and the cells.
Watch Acrobatics and capoeira
Some boys perform acrobatics and capoeira on the beach outside the Livingstone Beach Restaurant in Stone Town on some evenings, just before sunset. Not as idyllic as those outside cities, the beach is usually crowded with locals and tourists enjoying the early evening light and splashing around in the water.
A crowd forms as these incredibly talented young superstars begin backflipping and somersaulting down to the water.
The acrobatic performance is impressive, with many incredible movements in a quick rhythm. Gymnastics, dance, jumps, and numerous variations of body pyramids are featured in the show.
You can go to the Stone Town public beach at sunset and watch locals perform acrobatics and capoeira. Capoeira is a Brazilian skill that blends dance, acrobatics, and music elements. It’s entertaining to watch from nearby restaurants or the beach.