Zanzibar is the historical town, located just off the Coast of Tanzania in East Africa. This series of Islands offers a unique Cultural and Beach experience, that idyllic setting for pure relaxation place. Stone Town, is the business center of the capital, with old buildings, mosques and Cathedral with winding lanes.
*Italian and Spanish is spoken mostly by the tour guides.
HOW TO REACH ZANZIBAR/ACCESSIBILITY TO ZANZIBAR/
-By Air, Zanzibar International Airport (AbeidKarume International Airport)
-Daily boat route between Zanzibar and Dar essalaam (Tanzania mainland)
MAIN ATTRACTION IN STONE TOWN/ TOUR ACTIVITIES WHEN YOU ARE IN ZANZIBAR
-Sultanate Palace (1828), historical palace of Sultan Seyyid Said.
-Anglican and Roman Catholic Cathedrals.
-The Old Fort
-House of wonder
-Slave market Museums
-Darajani Local Market
-Forodan garden and food vendor during evening times
-SautizaBusara Music Concert
ATTRACTIONS OUTSIDE STONE TOWN
-Prison Island and Giant turtle center at Changuu Island 10 minutes sailing from stone town.
-Snorkeling and diving the clear water of Mnemba bay.
-Famous and white sand beaches, Nungwi and Kendwa rock, located north of the Island (2 hours public drive from stone town)
-Dolphin watching tour and fishing
-Kendwa rock full moon party
-Jozan forest, home to a rare species of red colobus monkey
-Spice farm tour.
-Accommodation available ranges from budget lodges to 5* hotels.
-Budget lodges varies between 40$–70$ (USD)
-Hotels alongside beach are most expensive than those outside the beach.
-Most of the restaurant in Zanzibar are tourist customized. All local and International dishes are available
-Sea foods is the most unique and famous dish served nearly all restaurants
-Some hotels have outside restaurant, feel free to enter and stay.
THINGS TO CONSIDER WHILE YOU ARE IN STONE TOWN.
Zanzibar is the Islamic Island, nearly 90% of its population is Muslims. Remember to dress accordingly especially when you are around town. At beach and outside the town you can dress up on your choice.
-DO NOT TRUST EVERYONE.
Avoid to associate with the group of people you don’t know better. Just listen carefully to what your guide says.
Do not engage in the mob with drug users, the penalty is a life sentence.