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Why you should go?
Enjoy Indian Ocean's spotless powdery beaches, turquoise sea and rich cultural heritage of the Swahili people. Unwind at a luxury beachfront resort and relax in the no rush vibe of this beautiful Island.
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Spice Tour

Owner of one of the greatest spice industries in the world, Zanzibar readily offers some amazing spice tours for its visitors, which is also one of the major highlights of the town. Well-informed guides are available to help introduce you to the authentic spice industry and familiarize with this major industry of the town. It is definitely a great experience and a great way to learn about the fruits and spices and you also get to taste various fresh fruits straight from the trees!

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

With all the beautiful beaches and sea side areas, Zanzibar is also an excellent place for Scuba Diving and Snorkeling. There are various picturesque locations on the island where you can take a snorkel trip and among all others a trip to the Pemba Island from Nungwi on a typical Zanzibari dhow boat is the most recommended. Diving in Zanzibar is also definitely a must and number one activity on the list of most visitors. You can take your dives with the East Africa Dive Centre, which is now recognized as a PADI 5-Star Dive Centre that provides you with expert divers and PADI instructors. You are sure to encounter ample of sea creatures like the star fish, lion fish and various others on your dive.

Jet Ski Safari

The Jet Ski Safari is one of the most under-rated adventure sports of Zanzibar. Popularized by tourists in the recent years, it is sure to maximize the adrenaline rush in you. It basically is a two hour Jet Ski ride that stops in the middle of the sea between Zanzibar and Tumbatu for a dip into the huge water body and then a second stop on the ocean for some free styling. It definitely is a lot of fun and can be a fun way of spending your afternoon in Zanzibar.

Stone Town Visit

Visiting Zanzibar is incomplete of you miss visiting the Stone Town which is the capital of the island. It is a place packed with history of slavery and spices. The town is a UNESCO Heritage Site and known for the history of Sultans, Princesses and slaves neatly carved all over it. The architecture is jaw dropping and reflects culture of Arabia and Asia. You can easily spend one full day wandering around this area stopping in little souvenir shops and local cafes.

You will also find plenty of museums and churches to visit and can always get an official guide to show you around and make your visit more meaningful. The Old Fort is Stone Town’s oldest building and is definitely a must visit for every tourist. The ancient building is located on the seafront opposite the Forodhani Gardens and is a place to see the remains of the former fort, and the courtyard in the centre sells local merchandise and there is also an amphitheatre where events are held most evenings.

Forodhani Gardens

Another popular attraction of Stone Town is the Forodhani gardens, located right on the coast and makes for a perfect evening walk. You can find some delightfully tasty local food in here and the ambience of the place is simply great. This is the best place to taste the delights of the local cuisine, fried potato balls, freshly grilled fish, meat and vegetables, the famous naan bread and samosas. 

Beit-el-Sahel

The palace museum of Zanzibar also known as the Sultan’s Palace is referred to as Beit-el-Sahel and it is one of the prominent historic buildings in Stone Town which is a must visit for the tourists. It is situated at the waterfront, built in the 19th century to house the Sultan’s family. After the 1964 revolution the site was used as a Government building and renamed to “The People’s Palace.” Nowadays it serves as a museum and showcases relics of the past Sultan family.Just inside the entrance is a life size mtepe, a traditional Swahili sailing vessel made without nails, the planks held together with only coconut fibersand wooden pegs

Prison Island

Prison Island located a short 20 Minute boat trip from Zanzibar is one of the most beautiful places you would explore on your holiday here. This island is steeped in history; it was once used as a place where slaves were detained and after this period, it was turned into a camp where people with deadly diseases were sent. However now this amazingly beautiful and picturesque, little island is a nature reserve for giant tortoises and a place to see the ruins that once functioned as the prison

The best time to visit Zanzibar is from June to October when the weather is dry and the temperature averages around a comfortable 26C.
 
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If you get a chance, do try the the most unique street-food offering, the Zanzibari pizza, made from chapatti bread. These are every bit safe and delicious as high-end restaurant cuisine.
 
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