Pristine turquoise waters, white powdered sandy beaches and tropical palm trees – Zanzibar is one of the few places in the world that induce images of picture-perfect beachy destination. A destination that we believe should be marked on every beach lover’s bucket list, is pretty easy to access and offers a unique cultural experience while being a tranquil setting for pure relaxation.
Whether you plan to visit the semi-autonomous territory to relax at the unspoiled beaches, or to explore its unique culture, here is a list of things that are sure to make your trip more exciting than ever!
Explore Stone Town
Stone Town provides a sensory experience to its visitors not to be anywhere else in the world. A melting pot for various cultures, yet having a mysterious past of its own, Stone Town is worth being explored to know the dark history of Zanzibar that relates to slavery and how it has now emerged to be one of the top visited islands around the world.
While at Stone Town, make sure you pay a visit to Darajani Market. The noise, the colours, and the wide display of locally produced fresh fruits, vegetables, and spices makes it an authentic experience for visitors.
You will find a mix of Arabic, Indian, African and European cultures at the Stone Town. If not anything more, take a walk in the labyrinthine streets and wander the narrow streets to take a glimpse into the sense of local community.
Visit Prison Island
Just 25 minutes away from Stone Town, Prison Island was once used for detention of rebellious slaves and people with deadly diseases. Now, Prison Island is converted into a tourist attraction with giant tortoises, as old as 192 years old.
Go for a Dhow Cruise
Dhow boats are small boats built of wood, and locally handcrafted. The play a very important role of transportation and fishing at Zanzibar. You can arrange a private or group cruise via us or the hotel you are staying at, and enjoy the sun setting or rising by the horizon. You can even take a dhow cruise to go dolphin watching or snorkeling in the clear waters of Zanzibar.
Enjoy a meal at Forodhani Gardens
If you are a food lover, there is no way you should miss a trip to Forodhani Gardens. Quite popularly known as the busiest, and the cheapest place to eat at Zanzibar, Forodhani Gardens offers something to suit each platter. Grilled vegetables, samosas, to barbequed seafood, beef mishkaki, Zanzibar pizza and chicken shawarma are some of the many food options one can choose from.
Explore water sporting options
Zanzibar provides plenty of water sporting options to its visitors. From paragliding, jet skiing, snorkeling to scuba diving, there are tons of options to choose from. You can make your pick according to your budgets, and preference of water sporting options.