Zanzibar Island, also known as Unguja, is by far the largest and most famous of the islands that make up the Zanzibar Archipelago. Zanzibar has such a diverse coastline that there are plenty of different experiences across the main island, from vibrant culture in the south to idyllic barefoot luxury in the north. There is plenty to see beyond stately palm trees, white beaches and water the colour of malachite – we’ve collected the best places to visit based on our numerous visits
Off the main island are also a series of much smaller islets that offer a more exclusive, away-from-the-crowds experience and are perfect for honeymooners and romantics. We take a look at where to go in Pemba, Mafia, Chumbe and Mnemba below.
First, a look at the different areas of Zanzibar, where to go and what to expect at each:
Zanzibar East Coast: home to the island’s best and most idyllic beaches, the east coast is home to a wide range of lodges and hotels but the tidal aspect of the Indian Ocean may mean you have walk to go swimming or snorkelling.
Zanzibar North Coast: as a rule, the further north on Zanzibar you go, the more private and less crowded the beaches are. The north coast is also least affected by the tidal range.
Zanzibar North-east Coast: the island’s prime location, most of Zanzibar’s top-end accommodation is set on the north-east beaches. The diving is excellent here, there’s not much tidal variation and the archipelago’s best reefs of Mnemba Island lie about a kilometre or half a mile offshore.
Zanzibar South Coast: the further south you go on Zanzibar, the more populated it becomes. And with people, comes culture – head south for cultural and spice tours along with more opportunities to engage with the locals.
Zanzibar South-East Coast: there are plenty of beaches and resorts on the south-east of Zanzibar but the tidal range is more marked than other regions.
Zanzibar West Coast: there are fewer lodges on Zanzibar’s west coast and it feels a little more remote but it is, of course, home to Stone Town, located on the island’s central-west coast.
Arrive at Zanzibar Airport, and transferred to stone town where you will check-in for 4 nights at Tembo Hotel
10h30 After breakfast you will be picked up bya certified guide where you will do a walking tour around the old town and learn a lot about the history of this city, you will visit local food markets, museums, former slave market, and other historical buildings in the city,then after will be heading to Prison Island, board on a motorized boat where explore the wonderful adventure onhow the island was portrayed to be a prison cell then later turned into quarantine due to yellow fever during colonialism, Get a chance to visitthe anonymousgiant turtles a gift exportedfor the late sultan from Seychelles.
On this day you will enjoy the beach and later we will take you ona sunset cruise where you will enjoy the moment while the sun is setting, Stone town has a very beautiful sunset.
It’s a board traditional dhow enjoy the magic of the sand-banks and rugged Island, full-day sailing around man-groves, and snorkeling along of the best coral reefs of Zanzibar. Safari Blue explores the Menai Bay Conservation Area Seafood. BBQ is served on the sandbank Safari Blue Tour in Zanzibar is the Zanzibar number one full day trip, this is a sea adventure safari that starts from Fumba fishing village, southwest coast of the island, the major attraction is swimming, snorkeling, seafood and sailing within the traditional dhow, the history of traditional dhow dated back to the 15th and 16th centuries, the ages of the monsoon winds and the Arab movements
“Spice island” for years Zanzibar had gained itself a nickname due to the beautiful and amazing province of different kinds of spices, get a hold of the experience, touch, smell and feel the delightful and astonishing spice smell, after we will take you to Uroa Bay Beach Resort to check-inn for 5nightgs.
You can have a perfect full day relaxing at the hotel or do a village tour, exploring local people doing handcrafts and visiting the local markets.
Visit Jozani Forest, inhabited by the Red Colobus, an endemic monkey species (only in Zanzibar). Visit Muyuni, Village. The people of Muyuni follow their culture, norms, and tradition very closely. Zanzibar is home to the Zanzibar red Colobus monkey. Endemic to the island, these monkeys are considered one of the most endangered primates in the world. The name colo-bus originated from a word that means ‘mutilated’ or ‘docked’ — referring to the monkey’s lack of thumbs on its hands. This is something that all species of Colobus monkeys have in common and allows them to use their four long fingers to wrap around branches while swinging from tree to tree. Unlike chimpanzee or gorilla tracking, where your time is limited, you can spend hours with the red colobus monkeys in their natural habitat.
According to your flight time, our driver will pick you up from the hotel and drop you at the airport for your safe flight back home.