The island of Zanzibar is located in Africa a few kilometres from the east coast of Tanzania. It is an archipelago consisting mainly of two large islands which are the island of Pemba and the island of Unguja as well as a few islets all around. It is known for its mixed cultures, at the same time African, Arab, Asian and British. It is an ideal holiday destination with its beautiful beaches and coastline. The town of Stonetown is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to the multitude of its historical heritages such as Sultan Barghash’s Palis of 1883, the House of Wonders.

Through this blog, we seek to bring you the best of the Zanzibarite experience, it is well organized and will make your stay very enjoyable. Here are then 10 best places and activities to discover in this exceptional archipelago

   1- Visit Stone Town and Prison Island

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "stone town zanzibar"

The old town is full of beautiful monuments, sometimes luxurious, often full of history. Mosques, Hindu temples, palaces from the Omani period, colonial buildings, every detour through the alleyways is full of surprises.

There is nothing like getting lost in this maze of small, lively streets, sometimes ramshackle, other times tidy, but always full of charm. The influences are so intertwined that it emerges a unique identity, unpublished even if each element taken independently reminds us of other journeys.

Once in Stone Town, you can easily get to Prison Island, which is nothing less than a sanctuary for very impressive land turtles.

2- Mnemba Island

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "Mnemba Island zanzibar"

After Stone Town, it’s a whole other facet of the island that appears … And visiting Zanzibar also necessarily goes through these beautiful beaches. It is besides these places which make the reputation of the archipelago …

It is from a heavenly beach, mainly occupied by fishermen, that you take a boat to Mnemba Island.

It takes less than 10 minutes by boat to reach Mnemba Island, Zanzibar’s paradise. Mnemba Island is a private island where you can enjoy the :

  • white sand
  • crystalline water
  • possibility of swimming whatever the tide is
  • the island is a nesting site for sea turtles.
  • dream villa by the sea
  • best snorkeling spot in Zanzibar

Visiting Zanzibar without doing a snorkeling trip off Mnemba Island would be a big mistake! It is the most beautiful spot of the archipelago.

3- Matemwe

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "Matemwezanzibar"

Located a few kilometres further south, Matemwe is a small fishing village that is bustling with activity, especially at the beach. A visit to Zanzibar is also an opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture and lifestyle of the small villages close to the beaches. The most interesting part is near the fish market of Matemwe. A fish market not to be missed! To be seen in the morning or early afternoon for the activity.

4- Jozani Park

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "Jozani ParkZanzibar"

Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park is a 50 km2 national park located on Unguja Island in the Zanzibar Archipelago in Tanzania. It is the only national park in Zanzibar. In 2016, it was recognized as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO.

This reserve is best known for being home to a large population of Zanzibar red colobus. This species of monkey has become the emblem of the conservation of this park. You can also benefit from a guided tour for 10$+tips.

 5- Tumbatu Island

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "Tumbatu Island Zanzibar"

Tumbatu island is a beautiful island, cool. The water is very calm and crystal clear. It has several bars and restaurants and street vendors where you can enjoy the atmosphere with music.

  6- The rock bar restaurant

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "The rock bar restaurant Zanzibar"

This restaurant known as one of the most unusual in the world is magical. At the top of this small rock, there is a small restaurant and a terrace where you can stroll. It proposes you specialities of the island. I recommend you to take the “the rock special”, a huge plate that you can share with two of fish, sea cicadas, lobsters, crayfish, squid and shrimps. Service is also available. Then sit down for coffee on the terrace and enjoy the view. The must is to go there on foot at low tide and leave with your feet in the water or in a pirogue. A place not to be missed if you are staying on the island.

7- Jambiani

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "Jambiani Zanzibar"

Jambiani, another fishing village a little further south. The beach of Jambiani is quite lively and known for its seaweed culture. Here you can spend a morning at sea with one of the fishermen on a tiny dhow. A simple line wrapped around a small piece of wood. After a few tens of minutes of fishing, the fish are numerous.

After having spent an excellent morning on this beach, I was getting ready to watch a sunset and a sunrise at sea. Hard to get tired of it.

    8- Kizimkazi

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "Kizimkazi Zanzibar"

Kizimkazi beach is bustling with activity, yet it is quite small. It forms a kind of small bay, filled with fishing boats. The comings and goings of fishermen follow one another. The fruit of the peach is sold on the beach, sometimes even directly from the boat. Some buyers rush to the boats that arrive to be the first to choose.

In some corners of the beach, fish are cut and emptied. In other places, a barbecue is improvised to grill 2-3 fish. On the trees? We let some fish dry. In short, Kizimkazi is a fishing village. Even more than elsewhere in Zanzibar. It’s hard not to realize it!

 9- Seaweed center : the algues of Zanzibar

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "Seeweed center Zanzibar"

Seaweed cultivation is one of the important economic levers of Zanzibar because of the exceptional conditions due to the reef. In Paje, the Seaweed center employs many women artisans who plant, maintain and harvest seaweed. They are then cleaned and dried to produce high quality natural cosmetics. The center is open to travelers for a visit of about 1 hour: meeting the women with their feet in the water, discovering the manufacturing workshop and selling products.

 10- Chumbe Island

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "Chumbe Island Zanzibar"

A preserved treasure and a true example of ecological and sustainable commitment, this small private island is located a few kilometres from Zanzibar. Recognized as a protected nature reserve, it was created in 1991 to conserve this uninhabited part of the island. Coral reefs, tropical forests, rich flora and fauna, nature walks and discoveries of its history are the promise of a unique day out.

The protection of biodiversity is at the heart of the priorities of Chumbe Island, which is only managed by nature protection and education NGOs for children (many of whom go there to develop their knowledge of local biology). You can even stay on Chumbe Island as the local fishermen used to do in the past.

Zanzibar is also known as a favourite destination for newlyweds. if you then want to plan an exceptional stay during your honeymoon and you still have no idea, we propose you the site below to discover the 15 must-see destinations that you can visit with your love of life including Zanzibar. https://www.discoverntravel.com/the-top-15-honeymoon-destinations-for-2020/

Please follow and like us:

About Author

We are DiscovernTravel. Two ambitious people who started travelling together and didn’t give it up. In the process of working with amazing staff, agents, travel operators, property owners and other business partners, we have been able to create a network of tourist proposals in several countries.
DiscovernTravel’s founders, Nour and Mehdi are not only frequent travelers but also got a master's degree in the higher international institute of tourism in Tangier in order to deepen their knowledge and share many tips and news to help you make the most of travel.
We are the author of numerous publications and present in social media which aims to share our passion for travel through the mind-blowing destinations. Moreover, via this blog, we try to connect you with communities and cultures, beyond your phone and give you an opportunity to experience and discover something new; whether it be a new culture, a place, a passion or even just discover "YOURSELF".
We realize our promises and want to make travelling affordable to everyone including you.

You might also enjoy:

30,508 Comments

  1. Appreciating the persistence you put into your blog and in depth information you offer.
    It’s good to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same out of date rehashed information. Fantastic
    read! I’ve saved your site and I’m adding your RSS feeds to my Google account.

    My web-site … clothing store

  2. Wow that ԝas odd. I just wrote an really long comment
    but aftеr I clicked submit mу comment didn’t apрear.
    Grrrr… well I’m not writing all tbat ovwr аgain. Anywɑy,
    ϳust ѡanted to say great blog!

  3. Today, I went to the beachfront with my kids.
    I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old
    daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She placed
    the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.
    She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely
    off topic but I had to tell someone!

    Also visit my web site: womens clothes

  4. Oh my goodness! Incredible article dude! Thank you so much, However I am going through troubles with
    your RSS. I don’t understand the reason why I am unable to join it.
    Is there anybody having identical RSS issues? Anybody
    who knows the answer can you kindly respond?
    Thanks!!

  5. 먹튀사이트 검증사이트 먹튀폴리스입니다. 먹튀폴리스는 신규는 물론
    오픈된 먹튀사이트를 철저히 먹튀검증하여 먹튀없는 시대를 만들어가고 있습니다.

    먹튀폴리스를 사랑하는 여러분의 많은 호응바랍니다.

    여러분의 충실한 먹튀검증 사이트가 되도록 노력하겠습니다.

  6. Havve yyou everr thougght abbout adxding a litgtle biit
    mmore thawn ust yoiur articles? I mean, hat yoou saay iss fundamentasl annd all.
    Neverthless thiunk abput iif yyou acded som great phbotos orr vide clipss tto gve our poxts more, “pop”!

    Yoour cohtent iss excellent buut wiyh imagbes andd viodeo clips,
    this ite could definiitely bbe onne off thhe mmost benficial inn
    itss field. Excllent blog!

  7. I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you create this
    website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you? Plz
    respond as I’m looking to construct my own blog and would like
    to know where u got this from. kudos

  8. Howdy just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know a few of the
    pictures aren’t loading properly. I’m not sure why but
    I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two
    different browsers and both show the same results.

  9. Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any widgets
    I could add to my blog that automatically tweet
    my newest twitter updates. I’ve been looking
    for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was hoping maybe you
    would have some experience with something like this.
    Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading
    your blog and I look forward to your new updates.

  10. You really make it seem really easy with your presentation however I
    find this matter to be actually one thing that I believe I would by no means understand.
    It sort of feels too complex and extremely extensive for me.
    I’m looking forward to your next post, I’ll attempt to get the hold of it!

  11. Good day! Do you know if they make any plugins to help with SEO?
    I’m trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I’m not seeing very good
    results. If you know of any please share. Thank you!

  12. Does your site have a contact page? I’m having problems locating it but, I’d like to send you an email. I’ve got some suggestions for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great blog and I look forward to seeing it improve over time.|

  13. I’ve been exploring for a little for any high-quality articles or
    weblog posts on this kind of area . Exploring in Yahoo I ultimately stumbled upon this site.
    Studying this info So i’m glad to express that I’ve a
    very excellent uncanny feeling I came upon just what I needed.
    I such a lot certainly will make certain to do not omit this web site
    and give it a look on a relentless basis.

    My web site: appartamenti Costa Rei

  14. Superb website you have here but I was curious about if you knew of any forums that cover the same topics talked about in this
    article? I’d really love to be a part of community where
    I can get opinions from other experienced individuals that share
    the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know.
    Cheers!

  15. Hello there, I found your site via Google at the same
    time as searching for a comparable topic, your site got here
    up, it seems to be great. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

    Hi there, just turned into aware of your weblog thru Google, and located that it is truly informative.

    I am gonna watch out for brussels. I will be grateful if
    you happen to continue this in future. Numerous other people will likely be benefited out of your writing.
    Cheers!

  16. Can I just say what a comfort to discover somebody who actually knows what they are talking about on the
    web. You certainly know how to bring an issue to light and make it
    important. A lot more people ought to look at this and understand
    this side of your story. I was surprised that you are not more popular since you definitely possess the gift.

  17. Having read this I thought it was rather enlightening. I appreciate you taking the time and energy to put this informative article together. I once again find myself spending way too much time both reading and leaving comments. But so what, it was still worthwhile!

Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

RSS
Follow by Email