Zanzibar Beach

Zanzibar

Zanzibar Building The ‘bounty-island’ Zanzibar is an island group just off the coast from Tanzania mainland that is well-worth visiting after a safari or mountain trip. It consists of the main island Unguja, often named Zanzibar, and the smaller island of Pemba. On Zanzibar, the main interests are ‘thousand-and-one-night’ Stonetown and the fine-looking beaches. Other interesting places are the lush green spice plantations, Prison Island, Jozani Forest with its red Colobus monkeys and Kizimkazi for dolphin watching. Visits to those other places can easily be arranged in Stonetown or on the beaches.

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Stonetown

Zanzibar alleyStonetown is the main town of Zanzibar and is well-known for its narrow alleys through which you can wander around for hours. Due to Arabic influences, this town has a thousand-and-one-night atmosphere especially in the evening hours. You certainly have to visit Forodhani gardens for a stick with a fresh-caught fish of your choice. In the town, you’ll find many guesthouses, hotels and restaurants where you can enjoy Zanzibari life which is very different from Tanzanian mainland.

Beaches

Zanzibar Beach Zanzibar is known for its white beaches viewing the azure-blue ocean. In the north, there are the beauties of Nungwi and Kendwa beach, in the east there is Pongwe, in the southeast, there are quiet Bwejuu, Paje and Jambiani Beach, and in the south, there is Kizimkazi. All beaches are stunningly beautiful and have their own atmospheres and all contain accommodations ranging from basic guesthouses to five-star luxury resorts. Depending on what you are looking for, relaxing versus partying, young versus old public, beautiful sunrise versus beautiful sundown, you could make a choice between those beaches.