Zanzibar is a small island, yet an incredibly large melting pot of history, culture, and natural beauty. From striking white sand beaches to the historical capital city of Stone Town, Zanzibar offers a plethora of rich history and experiences to be had. Here are just some reasons why Zanzibar should be your next island destination.
White Sand Beach Vacation
Naturally, as an island, Zanzibar has an abundance of popular and beautiful beach resorts. Lined with palm trees, their serene white sand, and turquoise water beaches can go on for miles. To name a couple – if you’re into scuba diving, then the reef safaris at Bwejuu beach should already be on your bucket list or book a hotel at Kendwa Beach, a peaceful beach on the north of the island, perfect for romantic sunset drinks and relaxing day trips.
UNESCO World Heritage site: Stone Town
Stone Town is a capital city rich in culture and history. The architecture alone is a fusion of Arabic, Indian, European, and African influences as well as the delicious food. Be sure to book yourself a walking tour as this city is best enjoyed with all the historical knowledge in mind.
Scuba Diving and Snorkelling
The coral reefs of Zanzibar host over 500 marine species, making some of the most abundant in the world. Perfect for scuba diving, or even snorkeling, these stunning reefs offer a kaleidoscope of colours. It is notably perfectly normal to spot dolphins whilst sailing through the ocean.
Discover Spice Farms
In days past, Zanzibar was also known as Spice Island from exporting cloves, turmeric, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemongrass, cardamom, and black pepper across the world. Now, you can walk through the spice farms and learn all about their origins, properties, and their use as medicines.
Meet the Primates at Jozani Forest
The monkeys in Jozani Forest are perfectly comfortable around humans, giving us the chance to get up close to them. Book a tour and have some fun spotting the different types of monkeys, including the endangered Zanzibar Red Colobus Monkey.