Places to visit in Zanzibar Island

Top Things to Do in Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

Places to Visit in Zanzibar Island


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Top Attractions in Zanzibar Island

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  • Jaclyn H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cheetah's Rock was one of the top highlights on my Zanzibar vacation. The place is beautiful, the animals all look happy and healthy, and it's for sure that the people there really care for, and take care of them.
    Latifah the cheetah is beautiful, as are all the animals. Love them, love this place :)
    Written 5 April 2024
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  • anna lucia
    Barcelona, Spain15 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were here on february 14th with babli and Atif.We started our tour in the morning as recommended by babli to avoid the crowd.We enjoyed our day staying here,The food,beach was perfect.it was the best decision combining this with prison island.highly recommend Atif +255756983368
    Written 19 March 2024
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  • anna lucia
    Barcelona, Spain15 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Prison island also known as changuu island,quarantine centre.We visited the island with Atif to see the giant tortoises. The history was very nice.Prison island wasw an isolated island only people whoi were suffering from yellow fever were housed here.it was a 30 minutes boat ride from ngiome kongwe with atif.i must say atif was the best host +255 756 983 368.many thanks to him.
    Written 19 March 2024
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  • cas brat
    Limburg Province, The Netherlands3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The most beautiful beach in zanzibar with alot to do.This is truly the paradise.very friendly locals.we enjoyed the sunset at the zhotel
    Written 12 April 2024
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  • 270_alissss
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    for me the best beach in Zanzibar - white sand, excellent wind for kitesurfers, even if there is low tide you easily go for a walk far away of the shore, great hotel and good prices of hotels and restaurants
    Written 17 March 2024
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  • Timon travels & tour
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    place was so amazing, a day trip with my guests was so beautiful, i can't explain, my guest were so happy, they didn't want to leave the place. i really wish go back again there.
    Written 5 April 2024
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  • Monie
    Paris, France5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We learned alot about the slave market with the best guide suleiman.it was very interesting to learn the history and see the slave chambers.A lot of photos for memory.plan enough time for the history.definitely recommend the tour with suleiman +255756983368
    Written 19 April 2024
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  • Mary Y
    Wollongong, Australia13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Do as little or as much as you like. Just laze on the beach, or haggle with the locals over the arts and crafts they want to sell you. We regularly went to the bar on the jetty for some afternoon cocktails.
    Written 31 December 2023
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  • tour _ guide _ momba _ zanzibar
    Matemwe, Tanzania5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was an amazing and pleasant trip with tour _ guide _ momba _ Zanzibar, he is the best one in Zanzibar. All trip sea excusion and land excusion in zanzibar. And also tour _ guide _ momba _ zanzibar have a good price discount for every trip and you will enjoy the trip. You can contact him on Whatsapp number ±255614884350
    Written 17 March 2024
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  • amandime colette
    Cannes, France32 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice place,Beautiful green forest,the guide was perfect with alot of knowledge,The monkeys are very cute.We organised our tour with babli +255 756 983 368 in the last minutes and he was ontime in our hotel in matemwe to pick us.We included jozani forest with dinner at the rock restaurant
    Written 13 March 2024
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  • EPP
    6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited it after our snoreilling with Dolphins. A little marine aquarium has many sea turtles in there.
    Written 21 October 2023
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  • graham e
    Birkenhead, UK564 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Between the fort and the sea are the gardens. Tidy with plenty of shade and a children's play area. Plenty of seats under the leafy canopy to sip and cold drink and relax in the shade.
    This place comes alive at night when the night market arrives, plenty of stalls selling food, gifts and goods.
    Written 14 February 2024
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