8 things to do and see in Zanzibar
If you are going to spend a few days in Zanzibar, you better plan carefully what you want to see and do: there are plenty of activities or places to visit and enjoy.
To make it easier for you, we have prepared a quick checklist of the 8 top things to see in Zanzibar. You should have marked all of them before leaving!
Zanzibar is the tropical paradise where you can enjoy the real beach life. At north, south, east or west coast of the island, you will find dreamy sands between the green lush of tropical nature and the warm water of the Indian Ocean. Just relax and enjoy!
Alleys and narrow streets, houses made of coral stone, old carved wooden doors, night markets, joy, bustle, and must-see buildings all along: the Sultan’s Palace, the House of Wonders, or the Old Fort.
Old Slave Market
A special visit to Stone Town, where you will learn about one of the darkest activities of human history: slavery. You will see the rooms where the slaves were kept, and learn a lot about the inhuman conditions they lived.
Pemba is the smallest island in the archipelago, much less civilised, pure nature everywhere, with mangroves dominating a lovely part of the coast, and some of the best diving points in Zanzibar.
Meet the last indigenous forest left on Zanzibar, with its flooded mangrove area, the beautiful nature around the trails, and amazing unique species such as the Red Colobus monkey.
Zanzibar was known as the "Spice Islands" time ago when it became one of the main spice producers of the world and brought Portuguese and other Europeans to trade or even conquer. Today, you must visit the plantations and the scented farms where the flavour of spices arise.
Tortoises, manta rays, starfish, moray eels, hundreds of tropical fish in the shallows, and big game in the deeps, such as tuna or marlin: can you think of a better place to practice snorkelling or scuba diving? But wait, we can make it even better: here you’ll also find dolphins and even whales. Underwater life at its best!
You just need a quick boat trip from Zanzibar to reach this little island and enjoy both its dark history (it worked as a prison for slaves first and as an exile for ill people later) and its bright present, since Prison Island has become a tortoise sanctuary.
There are quite a few more secrets for you in Zanzibar, but we can talk about them when you come and visit us. By now, you’ve got your must-see list. Get ready to enjoy this tropical paradise!