Places to visit in Zanzibar Island

Top Things to Do in Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

Places to Visit in Zanzibar Island

Top Attractions in Zanzibar Island


What travellers are saying

  • Foxtrot Travel
    Moshi, Tanzania9 contributions
    Compassion, passion, drive, purpose, and love are just a few words that come to mind after visiting Cheetah Rock. This rescue animal sanctuary is a beautiful testament to people devoting their lives to a beautiful purpose. Jenny and her team rescue animals and send them back to the wild if they can return. The passion from each member of her team is evident and felt with every viewing. You get to interact Lemurs, Monkeys, Gazelles, while petting Tigers and Cheetahs. The powerful roar of the lion and his lioness can be felt through every fiber of your being as you get the story and plan for their lives. This experience is not to be missed.
    Written 10 August 2022
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  • Suzzie M
    Minneapolis, MN1 contribution
    After Babli got us from the airport, he immediately recommended that we visit Nakupenda and experience what he called "magic". My spouse and I obliged and we had the time of our lives at Nakupenda. We had a wonderful stroll in the low tide ocean and enjoyed the breathtaking sandbanks. Besides that, Babli organized amazing sea food and drinks as we enjoyed the cool Zanzibari breeze. We came out of Nakupenda stringer in love and our bond intensified. Thanks Babli fir everything. You can acquire his services through his WhatsApp number, 255756983368. Happy holidays everyone!
    Written 2 August 2022
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  • Petra T
    3 contributions
    Nungwi (alongside Kendwa which are right next to each other) are the most beautiful beaches with clean white sand and turquoise water! Just like in photos, if not even more beautiful in person
    Written 5 August 2022
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  • StotheN
    Stockholm, Sweden379 contributions
    It is nice for a day trip from Stone Town area in Zanzibar. You can see a lot of tortoises and other small animals. You can feed them too. There is a prison on site which is being made into a hotel. You can come here from mainland by boat which is not too expensive and 20 min trip one-way. There is not too much else to do here. Spend a couple of hours here and thats it.
    Written 7 August 2022
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  • Rose M
    Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
    Stone town is undeniably a historical masterpiece. The place is rightfully a UNESCO World Heritage town for great reasons. The Swahili and Arabian culture is visible in the town's architecture and magnificent cathedrals. The narrow winding streets add to the city's uniqueness and splendor. However, I agree that the town's popularity has attracted numerous people making it significantly crowded. As such, I would advise you acquire the services of a trusted guide like Suleiman ( 255756983368) to navigate the crowds. I assure you that Stine Town is the culture capital of Zanzibar and you'll be thrilled.
    Written 2 August 2022
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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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  • Yehudah S
    Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories2 contributions
    Paje beach has one of those Tranquil vibes that gives you the chance to meditate and enjoy the coop breeze. As a kite enthusiasts, i enjoyed the kite surfing that goes on at Paje. I also had a beautiful boat ride and enjoyed other games such as dart. The beach has few people and us the perfect place for a romantic date. I am super grateful to Erick (+255756983368) for being a professional guide, answering all our questions and being patient. I totally recommend his services. You can WhatsApp him.
    Written 20 July 2022
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  • StotheN
    Stockholm, Sweden379 contributions
    I am told that the area where they show the slave quarters at the bottom of the building is not real but actually a local pharmacy. The slave market selling area is correct. The church is wonderful and you have to attend their musical mass!
    Written 7 August 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
    Kigali, Rwanda4,025 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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  • Maskotas
    Madrid, Spain286 contributions
    A beach with no real negatives: powdery sand, clear blue water, calm seas, a constant light breeze, and only an occasional salesperson (who will be friendly and fun to chat with). If you need shade, head to the Lost Soles and go horizontal while draining a cold beer or two.
    Written 9 August 2022
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  • Will V
    13 contributions
    Turtles are so fun!! I had a blast but would have liked a little more education. You can swim with them and they give you sea weed to feed them as well
    Written 15 June 2022
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