How can you imagine a dream holiday to the tropical island of Zanzibar? This island is a land paradise, offering the world’s most beautiful beaches and coral reefs. Those palm trees, surrounded by the clear azure waters of the Indian Ocean adding another beautiful image from the Indian Ocean. It’s culture and history from the time where it was an Oman’s capital city till now is another enjoyment while breathing fresh air from the ocean corridor. Stone Town is worth a visit. This fascinating old city offers so many nice markets, restaurants, rich of spices and historical sightseeing’s.
The tropical island of Zanzibar is known for its beautiful white sandy beaches and coral reefs. But Zanzibar does not only offer laid-back beach life and watersport activities but also a colorful culture and history. The opportunities are endless, there is a lot to do for everyone on Zanzibar. We selected for you the best Zanzibar excursions.
Visit a spice farm and learn how spices, herbs and fruits grow and used as medicine.
Thanks to its steady sideshore winds, Zanzibar is an ideal spot for wind- or kitesurfing, especially the beaches at Paje, Kiwengwa and Nungwi.
If you like some exercise and adventure go on a biking tour to explore the island. It offers you a nice insight in the daily way of life and beautiful nature.
The old Stone Town is the historical centre of Zanzibar and an amazing mix of Food lovers and culture enthusiasts can visit interesting cultural places like Sultan’s Palace, the House of Wonders, the Slave Market and Darajani or Forodhani food markets. You can ever dinner at Freddie Mercury’s former house, who was born in Zanzibar.
Visit the deserted island that was once used as a place where slaves were detained. Nowadays Prison Island is a place to relax at the lovely white beach. It is ideal for snorkeling, swimming or sunbathing. You can also see the old prison ruins and about hundred giant land tortoise.
Enjoy the natural beauty of Zanzibar on a traditional wooden sailboat (dhow). Visit 3 beautiful island where you can swim, snorkel and enjoy an delicious barbecue. Another popular snorkeling trip is to Mnemba Atoll, one of the most beautiful snorkel spots in Zanzibar.
Go on a walk through the last indigenous forest and mangroves on Zanzibar. The huge palms in this forest are impressive and you will see lots of monkeys like the rare Red Colobus Monkeys.
This restaurant is built on a rock in the ocean. An awesome place to eat and enjoy the views.
This uninhabited small coral island is a true snorkeling paradise. It is the first private marine park in the world and has only 7 beautiful eco-friendly bungalows, surround by pristine nature.
The most popular time to visit Zanzibar is during the dry season, from June to October and from December to February. However, Zanzibar Island is a great beach destination all-year round. Even during the wet season (mid-March, April, May, November) it is beautiful, since the rain showers don’t last much longer than 30 minutes and the temperatures still remain around 28 C. February is the hottest month in Zanzibar (average 28 C), while July (average 24 C) is the coldest. Given its tropical climate, it’s always a good time to visit Zanzibar.