Last week, we featured a visit to South Africa. This week, let’s chat about Zanzibar, Tanzania. Zanzibar is known for its’ pristine waters and sandy beaches. There are many other things to do and sites to see when you visit. June to September is a great time to be there, with average daytime temperatures of 85 degrees.
Visit Stone Town
There is much to do in Stone Town – from endless vendors, coffee shops, art galleries, and fabric stalls. Experience a World Heritage site during your Stone Town walking tour where its architecture reflects the diverse influences underlying the Swahili culture.
Stop at the House of Wonders
The House of Wonders, an architectural wonder, is the largest and tallest building in Stone Town. It’s sandwiched between the Old Fort and the Palace Museum. Built-in 1883, it offers vast exhibits on Swahili and Zanzibari culture. Worth a visit, especially for those most interested in history and culture.
See the monkeys in the Jozani Forest
Enjoy a morning visit to Jozani Forest, best known for the endemic red colobus monkeys and mangrove forest. This forest is crucial to Zanzibar’s ecosystems while providing a habitat for birdlife and preventing coastal erosion.
Enjoy the unparalleled views of Zanzibar on Nungwi and Kendwa beaches
Make the most of your days in paradise on the gorgeous beaches where you can not only relax, sip cocktails, and let the world pass, but also take in a view you won’t see anywhere else. Pure white sand, sparkling blue water, silhouetted against an Indian Ocean backdrop, and the beach is a picturesque sight.
Or, spend your vacation at the Kilindi Zanzibar, a luxury, boutique retreat set in a picturesque tropical garden with a secluded beachfront.
Attend the Zanzibar International Film Festival
The Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) is East Africa’s largest film and arts festival, exhibiting the latest and best films and promoting film talents from across the African continent and beyond. The festival is held in July.
There is so much more to see and do while traveling to Zanzibar. Want to explore more and learn all about the Eastern and Southern Africa? Join us on Monday, January 25th at 6:30 p.m. for this “virtual” event featuring our travel partner, African Travel. Sign up here to reserve your seat!