Zanzibar – Things to do

Things to do in Zanzibar

Zanzibar Island provides the perfect add-on to an African safari, offering utterly beautiful white sand beaches, caressed by the cerulean waters of the Indian Ocean, as well as a unique cultural experience. Once a key port during East Africa’s spice trade era, you’ll find a fascinating mix of Arabic, Portuguese, African and European cultures. With fantastic diving, jungle tours and mesmerising sunsets, you’re going to love every inch of the Spice Island.

Stone Town

Stone Town

Immerse yourself in the culture of Stone Town on the far eastern side of the island. Visit the Old Fort of Zanzibar and wander around the colourful Darajani Market, which spills out from the main building. It began in over a century ago and is steeped in history as well as a flavour of the island’s culture today.

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Dhow Zanzibar

Dhow cruising

The perfect way to watch the sunset, dhow cruises can be booked and boarded in Stone Town. The perfect romantic end to the day, enjoy a drink with your loved one as the sky changes colour above. It’s possible to combine the cruise with snorkelling too.

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Seafood and spices

Beautiful Zanzibar is the perfect backdrop to a special meal, and its fine seafood restaurants more than live up to their surroundings.

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Archipelago Diving

A diving paradise for the experienced, clear waters, coral reefs and glorious fish are ready to be discovered. Hundreds of species hide beneath the surface, with green turtles also making plentiful appearances on dive trips.

Forest Explorations

Head inland to the Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park, the only place in the world where colobus monkeys reside. Spot more than three dozen species of birds on the Forest Nature Trail and follow the boardwalk to see the mangroves.