Zanzibar Island is a precious stone in the ocean, a semi-autonomous archipelago off the coast of Tanzania. There are many things you can do in Zanzibar during your visit. You might be wondering which places to visit. To save you time, I have compiled a list of the ten (10) most beautiful places to visit in Zanzibar.
1) Fumba Beach Village:
Fumba Beach Village is at the southern shores of Zanzibar and about 25.2 km from Stone Town. It is rich with fascinating sea creatures because it is a conserved area. You can snorkel using their traditional Dhow. There is provision for private and sharing depending on the size of your pocket.
2) Spice Farms
Zanzibar is known for growing spices, and because of this is called Spice Island. They grow spices like cloves, cinnamon, black pepper, white pepper and nutmegs. So you can decide to go for a spice tour. This tour starts by picking you up from where you lodged, with a spiced rice lunch with fruits at the farm. You can decide to buy some spices at the end of the tour. Is it not wonderful to view the original of these spices? Much better than those that had been processed and put in bottles?
3) Jozani Forest
It is the biggest forest park in Zanzibar. It houses red colobus monkeys that are seen only in Zanzibar Islands. So it is a unique thing to do when you visit Zanzibar. These monkeys are up to 6000 in number, and half can be found in Jozani Forest while the other half span among other small forests in Zanzibar. There are also other animals and special species of medicinal plants seen only in Jozani Forest. There is provision for a guide who can make your visit worthwhile by giving you more details about the forest.
4) Stone Town
In the year 2000, UNESCO listed Stone Town as the world heritage site. Book for a historical Stone Town walking tour to get the best of this town. On this tour, you can visit some famous historical places and do shopping. Some of the famous historical places you can visit are Freddie Mercury House, Palace, former Slave Trade Market and the Old Fort. There is a daily traditional music performance at the Dhow Countries Music Academy in Stone Town, and you take part in the fun going on there. You will have the opportunity to see young upcoming talented musicians performing. You will learn about the architecture, culture, and religions of the Zanzibar people.
5) Mnemba Island
Mnemba Island is another beautiful place you cannot afford to miss when you enter Zanzibar. Visitors and tourists go there to swim with dolphins. Mnemba Island houses more than five species of dolphin Island. The most common are Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin and Spinner Dolphins. You can also go snorkelling.
6) Kendwa Beach
Kendwa Beach is in the northern part of Zanzibar. You can go for sunset cruising with Dhow on this beach. It is the best way to observe and enjoy the splendour of the sunset. During the sunset cruise, you can enjoy local music combined with special drinks and snacks put in order by the locals.
7) Prison Island
Prison Island, located on the northern side of Stone Town, is also known as Changuu Island because popular fishes called Changuu lives there. It is a small island in Zanzibar, and one can comfortably choose it for a holiday. You will have access to a giant tortoise and feed them if you desire. You can go swimming and snorkelling. A special prison island tour is also available if you want.
8) Nakupenda Sandbank
This sandbank is a few minutes away from Stone Town. It has a luxurious sandbank that shines. You can embark on a trip here with traditional local boats made of wood. What a wonderful experience to have? Other activities that you can do here are sunbathing and snorkelling. During your trip, kinds of seafood are served for lunch with tropical fruits like banana, watermelon, pineapple and avocado.
9) Jambiani Beach
Jambiani Beach is a famous beach for kiting during a holiday. So if you are in love with kiteboarding, then Jambiani Beach is a must-stop for your next visit to Zanzibar. If you do not have experience in kiting, you can easily cope because they have kiting schools for both experienced and beginners. If you are a beginner and needs an instructor, you have the privilege of choosing any language you want to learn. The course is taught in English, Polish, Spanish, German, Italian, French and Russian.
10) Pungume Island
Pungume Island is located 14.8 kilometres from the Kizimkazi Beach Village, and it is one of the less tourist traffic Islands in Zanzibar. unlike prison Island, so it does not draw much traffic, but it has its uniqueness, which you will enjoy very well if you are the type that does not like too much crowd. It has a very beautiful, clean, bright and huge beach. You can hardly find waste caused by human activities or plastics on the beach. Little wonder it is referred to as virgin Island. Activities that happen here are swimming, snorkelling, tropical fruits, seafood barbeque, etc.