The best 8 things to do in Zanzibar

5 January 2023

Is Zanzibar just a tropical island where you can lie on the beach? Definitely not! The island has a lot to offer and you can easily spend a few weeks here. Both the active traveler and the traveler looking for tranquility is in the right place on Zanzibar. Read in this blog what you should not miss on this beautiful island.

1. Diving and/or snorkeling
The underwater world on Zanzibar is beautiful! Coral, colorful fish, tuna, sea turtles, dolphins and even whale sharks can be seen in the sea. Book a diving or snorkeling excursion and discover one of the most beautiful diving locations in the world! It is possible to book excursions all over the island.

2. Stone Town
Stown Town is the capital of Zanzibar and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a bustling town with historical significance. It has a maze of narrow streets with many stores and sights. Visit the birthplace of Freddie Mercury or take a guided city tour and you will find the undiscovered places of Stone Town.

3. Paje Beach
Looking for a dazzling white sandy beach and a beautiful warm sea? Then Paje beach is the right place for you. Enjoy the sun, water and the beach here.

4. Trips to (un)inhabited islands
Zanzibar is part of the Zanzibar archipelago. There are several small islands close to Zanzibar. It is possible to visit these idyllic spots with an excursion. Will you join us to Chumbe Island or the unspoiled Uzi Island?

5. Jozani ForestZanzibar colobus aap
Zanzibar Forest is a rainforest on the southeast coast of Zanzibar. This is the hotspot of biodiversity in a breathtaking landscape. It is also home to the very rare Red Colobus Monkey.

6. Spices on Zanzibar
Zanzibar’s main commodity is spices such as cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and pepper. Take a bicycle tour and learn all about this island’s spices. Smell, taste and enjoy. Are you a fan of biking? On Zanzibar it is possible to make several biking tours, from a few hours to several days!

7. Learn swahili cooking like the locals
Do you really want to learn to cook traditional Swahili recipes? Do the cooking workshop at Mr. Okala’s restaurant in Jambiani and learn to cook with local ingredients in seasonal and traditional cooking methods.

8. A short safari in Tanzania
Tanzania is a stone’s throw from Zanzibar. How fun is it to combine this with your relaxing trip on Zanzibar? On this short safari of 2 to 5 days you might even spot the big five!

Have you become enthusiastic? Do you have any questions or would you like to book an excursion? Feel free to contact us.