Tanzania Zanzibar


When you hear the name “Zanzibar“, what immediately dives to your mind?

Your mind immediately conjures up image of pristine white sand beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters, hammocks rocking gently in the sea breeze, and gorgeous resorts serving up ice-cold drinks and delicious food from around the world.

Zanzibar’s reputation as Africa’s premier beach playground is entirely justified, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with spending your entire trip simply soaking in the sun, lazing by the pool, and enjoying the resort lifestyle on one of the many Zanzibar beaches.

If you’ve got a little more time on your hands or if you’re simply one of those people who can’t stand to sit still for two consecutive days, however, there is a wealth of things to do on Zanzibar.

From steaming jungles to fragrant spice plantations to heart-wrenching sites of historic significance, there is no shortage of Zanzibar activities on offer.

Five Things to do in Zanzibar

There are so much more than just the below five things to do on Zanzibar, but we’ve highlighted a few of our favorites to get you inspired.

When planning your Zanzibar trip, be sure to let your Great Image Expedition expert know what kind of activities you like. They’re sure to have some great ideas!

 #1 – Spot Red Colobus Monkeys in Jozani Forest

The endangered red colobus monkey happens to call the 2,512-hectare Jozani Chwaka National Park at the heart of Zanzibar home. One of the few remaining sanctuaries for this rare primate, Jozani Forest is an easy day trip from almost anywhere on the island.

While the red colobus monkeys are wild animals, they’ve become used to seeing tourists in the park, so you’ll have a good chance to snap some photos as you learn more about the ecosystem. You’ll also have the chance to spot a huge variety of birds and butterflies and if you’re lucky, shy bushbabies.

Taking just half a day, a visit to Jozani Forest can be combined with the Spice Plantation Tour or enjoyed in isolation.

#2- Spice Plantation Tour

 Zanzibar is sometimes known as ‘Spice Island’ and with good reason! For much of the region’s history, its primary industry has been the export of flavorful spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and pepper.

Taking a spice tour might not sound like everybody’s cup of tea, but believe us when we say it is a truly fascinating, fragrant, and flavorsome experience!

You’ll be doing far more than simply visiting a spice plantation and learning about the spices, you’ll also be tasting, smelling, and touching the spices that help to flavor cuisine from around the world.

Along the way, you’ll also learn about the medicinal uses of some of these spices, sample tropical fruits, and enjoy a locally prepared lunch. It’s a treat for foodies and the culturally curious alike!

 #3 – Safari Blue

 Zanzibar is a paradise for people who love water. From scuba diving to water sports to snorkeling, there’s no shortage of ways to experience Zanzibar’s warm waters.

For those who want to experience a little of everything that makes Zanzibar so special, the popular Safari Blue is a perfect choice.

This full-day experience takes you on a day of sailing, sunbathing, snorkeling, and feasting as you explore the fabulous Zanzibar coast. Along the way, you’ll have the chance to sunbathe on isolated sandbanks, spot dolphins playing in the waves, and dinner on delicious seafood.

You’ll also have the chance to trade the comfort of your sailboat for a traditional dhow and/or outrigger canoe along the way, so you can experience how the locals have plied their trade for centuries.

#4 – Top Class Luxury Hotels at Your Service

Apart from that, you will also get the opportunity of selecting from dozens of Zanzibar Accommodations that have been integrated into three different categories such as budget, midrange, and luxury depending on your lifestyle, status & purchasing power.

Now here is an open secret that you can take advantage of and that is to book for Tanzania Tours & Safaris during an ‘off-season’ period when the prices will be slashed hugely paving way for you to stay even in a luxurious hotel at a budgeted price.

#5 – Historic Sites

Zanzibar has a long and fascinating history, and it would be a shame to visit the Spice Island without experiencing a little of that often dark story.

There are a variety of ways to learn more about Zanzibar’s history as a slave port, British protectorate, and former independent nation.

There are a lot of cultural sites in Zanzibar & most of them are in Stone Town. This town is known for hosting several historical sensations such as House of Wonders, Forodhani Gardens, and Old Fort, etc. Even the beaches of Zanzibar are also one of the best ways to connect with the local people. Besides all that, the entire town is a blend of aesthetics and military fortification showing its ancient architectural miracles to watch throughout the Zanzibar Cultural Tours.


 For those with a little more time, the Zanzibar Prison Island tour combines history with a little leisure. You’ll not only visit the prison island to observe its new turtle inhabitants, but also enjoy some time snorkeling around the gorgeous former prison island.

It is up to you now on how to go for Zanzibar Holidays. You can directly apply for the Zanzibar Tour Package or add it in the itinerary of the Tanzania Safari Tours that you want to book with us.

Visit us @ come for talking with our safari experts directly to make a well-informed decision. Moreover, our blogs will help you a lot during the process of booking. So you can also go through all of them to take a reference. Please email us

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