This chain of islands in the Indian Ocean offers a one-of-a-kind adventure and cultural experience, as well as the most tranquil setting for a pure Zanzibar Beach Holiday. The islands of Unguja and Pemba, as well as several smaller isles, make up Zanzibar. However, it is one of Africa’s most enticing destinations and exotic negligent paradise. Zanzibar has miles and miles of white sandy.
Zanzibar the most popular port on the spice path. Transform itself into a stunning, coastal destination that attracts thousands of visitors each year. Travelers from all over the world visit, to relax on the soft beaches with fine white sand that sinks into the feet. The gentle waves of the crystal clear sea, the glittering turquoise water, the typical dhows’ triangular sails. The stunning sunrises and golden sunsets, make it a paradise for those seeking a tranquil beach holiday. Nungwi Beach on the northern tip, Kendwa Beach on the northwest, and Matemwe Beach on the northeast. This makes up the island’s set of stunning small beaches.
Stone Town occupies the most western edge of the Town of Zanzibar. The town is a bustling city where you’ll find a fusion of Arabic, African, Indian, and European cultures coexisting peacefully. You can see mosques, churches, and temples side by side as you walk through the maze of streets too narrow for cars to enter. Your guide will take you on a historical and cultural tour of the region, including the old slave market, the Darajani market, the House of Wonders, the Old Fort, and the Sultan’s Palace. The stone town has a variety of small shops selling a wide range of antiques, textiles, and jewelry. Spend an entire day wandering the winding streets in search of one-of-a-kind treasures.
Mnemba Atoll is a great place to snorkel! Swim in the clear waters of the Indian Ocean and be surrounded by tropical fish. At Mnemba Atoll, we visit two separate snorkel sites during your snorkeling tour. An experienced snorkeling guide will show you all of the beautiful fish and marine life found in Zanzibar’s reefs. Beginner divers can observe them in shallow water, while more experienced divers can explore deeper dive sites.
When visiting Mnemba Atoll, there’s always the possibility of seeing dolphins; on the island. The vibrant coral is nothing short of astonishment. Zanzibar is home to a diverse range of fish species, including giant trevally, yellow snappers, barracuda, eels, and many others. Cruising in search of dolphins. After swimming with them we go to shallow water for snorkeling, before getting back to the beach for taking shower, have lunch, and a bit of beach leisure.
A trip to the spice plantations is a must-do on every trip to Zanzibar. The spice tours are both educational and cost-effective. The best way to see the countryside and meet representatives of rural communities is to take a spice tour. Spices and herbs were first brought to Zanzibar in the 16th century by Portuguese merchants from their colonies in South America and India.
During your spice farm (shamba) tour, you can learn how spices, herbs, and fruits are grown and cultivated while you’re there. Your tour guide will explain how to use the crops. You can smell and taste spices, herbs, and tropical fruits such as clove, lemongrass, cinnamon, vanilla, coconuts, papaya, chili, black pepper, jackfruit, cardamom, cassava, and oranges. After the tour, enjoy a traditional Swahili lunch at the farm. Here is when you can taste the different ways of using spices.
The only national park on Zanzibar Island is Jozani Forest, also known as Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park. It’s a tiny (only 50 square kilometers) but lovely and peaceful place to visit. It is one of the most important tours to take. The forest is an amazing source of natural medicines and a natural pharmacy. Many endangered species of flora and fauna, including the Zanzibari Red Colobus Monkey, can be found in the area. Blue Sykes’ Monkeys, Bush Pigs, Aders Duiker Antelopes, Elephant Shrews, Chameleons, and a variety of birds and butterflies are among the other species you might see.
The nature trail in Jozani is excellent, and the guides are well-trained and knowledgeable. One of the highlights of Zanzibar is a stroll through the spectacular flora and fauna. You can also visit the Mangrove swamp and take a walk through the Mangrove forest at Jozani.
Breath-taking red sunsets, which you can see from a variety of locations. Imagine yourself in one of the luxurious and well-decorated hotels. The sunset lounge balcony, located at the back of this unassuming hotel, with a colorful atmosphere, comfortable seating areas, and the best vantage point for watching the sun fall. You can go on the sunset cruise; a fun evening with family or friends. You cruise along watching the setting sun cast gold and amber hues on the Island coast.
You are treated to a glimpse of Zanzibar’s underwater bounty on a guide snorkeling tour just before the sunsets. When you fill with snorkeling, get back on the boat. Crack open the icebox and dig into the wonderful liquid, and edible treats that it holds as the sun dips below the horizon, and the boat leisurely sails back
Changuu Island, known as Prison Island, is a small island off the coast of Zanzibar’s Stone Town. Prison Island, now a tourist attraction, was once a detention center for slaves and, at one point, a quarantine facility. The boat ride takes 30 minutes from Stone Town, and the seas can be rough at times. When you arrive on the island, you’ll notice a mysterious rustic wooden bridge that juts out into the sea a few meters above the water.
A giant sea tortoise sanctuary, originally a gift from Seychelles, is located on one side of Prison Island. Though it was a torturous place to be in their prosperous days, the ocean cliffs, the overgrowth of plants on the stone walls, and the view of the turquoise ocean are now breath-taking. During the visit, you can also feed turtles with seaweed or just spend your time in the water with them.