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Top 5 things to do


Arrive 1st August:

What's the top 5 things to do in Zanzibar.

From personal experience !

Any tour company recommendations?

Based in paje for a week.

Had spice tour, stone town tour, snorkelling/scuba diving, maybe kitesurfing .

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1. Re: Top 5 things to do

First off, I am not a beach bum and don't hang out at beaches. That being said I would find it difficult to find 5 top things to do there. I would say that I enjoyed the spice tours I've been on, and the cultural tours of Stone Town. Other than that for me, the ferry going back to Dar. Obviously I am not a big fan of a beach holiday and Zanzibar islands.

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Most folks I know would have drawn up this list before parting with hard earned cash on airfares and Lodgings.

My list would be shorter than Mzee KG.

1. Get off plane and find Taxi.

2. Day trip to Jozani forest.

3. Er, that's it. Find Taxi to airport. (Quicker than the Ferry!)

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I wasn't a big fan of stone town. And glad we only spent one night there ....we went there just to go to chumbe island. If you love to snorkel and are Eco friendly then this would be a must, not cheap but the money spent is well invested. Check out their website if interested

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I think . you should add to the list snorkelling in Mnemba Islands and Tumbatu with Haunted wall. Also should add the Dolphin trips...

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5. Re: Top 5 things to do

I with mfuwe ... get out of town or don't go. There are alot nicer beachs closer to me. Just my opinion.

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6. Re: Top 5 things to do

Jozani Forest, Dolphins, Dhows, David Livingstone, Elephant Shrew - one of the LITTLE FIVE!.

And the food stalls. That's 6.

If anyone bores you with tales of the BIG FIVE, just ask them how many of the LITTLE FIVE they've seen!

Leopard Tortoise, Elephant Shrew, Lion Ant, Buffalo Weaver, Rhino Beetle...... :-)

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7. Re: Top 5 things to do

Where do I see all this?

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8. Re: Top 5 things to do

I am not a huge fan of Zanzibar either, but from the things that I have actually done, I've enjoyed, in this order:

1) Relaxing

2) Snorkeling

3) Dinner at the home of a local family

4) Dinner at Forodhani Gardens (Stone Town)

5) Dinner at Mercury's (Stone Town) (But there are many places)

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