Renowned as a world-class destination in Africa, there is plenty of ways to get the best in the small island of Zanzibar:
This city is a UNESCO world heritage site. If you like to admire architecture or if you like photographing them then you are in for a treat as you will find wonderful architecture in the alleys of Stone Town. Also the antique doorways should be seen to be believed. Stone Town is famous for its food. The sea food with the best spices is to be savoured. If you like your music you will be pleased to know that Freddie Mercury was born in Zanzibar. In fact, there is a bar named after him where you can enjoy.
Zanzibar has been famous for its spices since ages. It was and is still an important trading port for spices. A spice tour will help you understand the spices, how they are grown, how they are added to the food, how they create the flavour etc. After the tour you can also eat wonderful food made with the same spices. It is a culinary delight.
Scuba Diving & Snorkeling:
Zanzibar is on the list of the best snorkeling and diving places in the world. Novice and expert frequent Zanzibar to wade into the waters and explore the reefs. There are many schools offering tuition.
The Rock Restaurant:
The world famous Rock restaurant is in Zanzibar. People from all over the work come to Zanzibar to just eat at the Rock. The restaurant sits on a rock in the sea and you can get sumptuous food here. It is important to book early as there are only 16 tables and they are almost always full.
A ride on a boat for around half an hour will take you to Prison Island. This island is a nature reserve for tortoises now. But in the earlier ages it used to be a prison and slaves also used to be held here. After slavery was abolished the place became a sort of quarantine where people with deadly diseases were sent to recuperate or die. You can only see the remnants of the prison but it is a place worth visiting as you will get to know the way slaves were treated and how difficult life must have been for them.
A swamp forest that usually gets flooded, the Jozani forest is a great place for people who like to commune with nature. You can also trek in the forest and you will be amazed by the trees and the ferns that grow here.
All the beaches in Zanzibar are clean and the waters are pristine. If you are a beach lover you will love all the beaches.
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