Things to do in Zanzibar Island

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Things to Do in Zanzibar Island

Top Attractions in Zanzibar Island


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  • Michiel G
    2 contributions
    Our visit to Cheetah's Rock was amazing! I enjoyed every second of it. The crew was very kind and gave a lot of cool information about the animals. You also feel that everyone here really cares for the animals and that they respect the animals. If you love all sort of animals like me, then you have to pay cheetah's rock a visit!!!
    Written 25 May 2022
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  • Prof.JM
    Savoonga, AK26 contributions
    The experience was great. The beach is nice and clean. There are lots of other thing/places to see and do. It was sobering to enter the dungeon were slaves were kept.
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • Jussayin
    5 contributions
    The beautiful Indian Ocean beach water was my favorite.
    Sunset in the rooftop of Z hotel.
    Snorkeling on Mnemba island.
    Walking to Kendwa beach.
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • John V
    4 contributions
    Excellent small beach for swimming.the island has many tortoise and you are free to touch ,massage them and feed them.the view is really amazing ,there is also peacocks and dik dik.our guide Suleiman was excellent with much knowledge +255756983368
    Will definitely re-vist this place .
    Written 27 May 2022
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  • Samantha J
    3 contributions
    We visited Stone Town after our tour of the Prison Island. As the biggest town in Zanzibar, Stine town holds immense historical importance. Great personalities like Freddie mercury
    Written 25 November 2021
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  • dmittleman
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL1,443 contributions
    We did a biking tour through the plantation. This was a great way to get around, see some local life, and learn about the spices. Lunch was delicious, plentiful, and well served. The fruit tasting at the end was a nice bonus.
    Written 24 July 2021
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  • Dani and Drew
    Haverford, PA22 contributions
    This small forest and national park is home to the world’s only red colobus monkeys! The monkeys are fun to watch and photograph. There is also an extensive mangrove forest on the same grounds. While this park feels crowded and constrained compared to its counterparts on the mainland, it is a unique experience and not to be missed when visiting Zanzibar.
    Written 14 March 2022
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  • Mohamed Salama
    Cairo, Egypt19 contributions
    Nice place to play sea games , The view is very beautiful, You have to try coconut , It wasn't a good time for swimming and the sun was strong, but the place is very fun
    Written 23 May 2022
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  • Christina B
    8 contributions
    This place is the east Africa slave museum, full of emotions and history. ENables you to understand better the history of the island and the ethnic makeup of the poupulation.
    Written 27 May 2022
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  • Adewale
    Lagos, Nigeria732 contributions
    A visit to big body spice farm is what you'd expect on a typical spice farm tour. There's a negotiable entry fee (ours was approx. USD15 per person), after which a local guide from the farm takes you round the different plants/trees/spices while giving a brief overview of each one. There was quite a wide variety of these on the day of our visit - coffee, cardamom, cinnamon, curry, vanilla etc. Visitors are also presented with gifts (usually artefacts such a crown, a necktie and a bracelet all made from plants on the farm) as well as allowed to drink fresh coconut water for free and eat some fruits at an additional fee. Towards the end of the tour, visitors are able to purchase local spices, perfume and incense all made from the plants within the farm (generally in the range of USD10 per piece).

    At the end of it all, an optional tip to the tour guides is "encouraged." 🙂

    Overall it's an interesting experience.
    Written 29 November 2021
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  • roma
    9 contributions
    These guys stole my heart. They are honest and frank and kind people. I'd like to hang out with them in my free time and speak about art, life and everything.
    Written 28 February 2021
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  • OtisB_Advisen
    Berlin, Germany62 contributions
    One of my favorite places! Come to reconnect with nature, recharge, and explore the world-class coral and unique forest. Experience zero environmental impact ecotourism (rainwater catchment, photovoltaic energy and solar water heating, composting toilets, vegetative greywater filtration, and more) with stylish lodgings and authentic Swahili meals!
    Written 3 May 2022
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  • Steeve
    Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo4,025 contributions
    Enjoyable ride from Dar Es Salaam to Zanzibar and back. For 35 dollars per person. I paid by card at a counter (it said VIP counter, but I bought economy tickets). I suggest you this counter if you want to pay by card. I am not sure the other counters have card readers... Some people say it's crowded, but it's not exactly true. It's Africa. Everything is slow here. If you are in a hurry, it won't work. But why are you in a hurry on holidays? If you arrive two hours before your journey, there will be a very small queue at that counter, only like two or three people in front of you. Have a safe journey!
    Written 27 December 2021
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  • Azra baris
    Istanbul, Turkey4 contributions
    For me Jambiani was the best place to stay.very calm and not crowded.learn the swahili local culture in jambiani as its a village Beach .you can walk down the hotels freely with no hassles from the locals.stunning sunrise.the locals here are very friendly. No many taxes like other places in zanzibar but you can get intouch with babli and his group +255756983368 they were here always ontime when we needed their services.
    Written 1 May 2022
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  • V6068MQjons
    6 contributions
    Overall a good family experience. Showering is required before you enter the water but changing facilities are basic so best to put your swimming wear on before you arrive. The staff are helpful and keen to talk about the turtles. I am not sure about the overall conservation value as the turtles are held for public release rather than let go as soon as soon as they are ready but the staff seem to genuinely care so it is probably more complex an issue than it seems. Beware the very slippery steps into the water!
    Written 16 January 2022
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