Amazing Things To Do in Zanzibar

Amazing Things To Do in Zanzibar.

Zanzibar is one of my favourite places in the world.

Everything about Zanzibar appeals to me. The history, the culture, the beaches, the activities and the flavoursome food. It’s the perfect place for immersive travel so it ticks all my boxes! Plus, it’s absolutely beautiful.

There are so many things to do and whether you’re backpacking Zanzibar, on your honeymoon or just going for a 2-week holiday, I’m sure you’ll love it. There’s a Zanzibar for everyone.

I’m not the kind of gal who lies on the beach all day (but you can totally do that – I’m not judging), I want to experience the places I visit. I love to get an insight into everyday life, meet local people, go to off the beaten path places and eat all the food. I also love doing the touristy stuff. Good things become touristy for a reason, right?

So with this list, I aim to give you some ideas for the best things to do on the magical island of Zanzibar.

40 Amazing Things To Do in Zanzibar:

1- Wander the Maze of Stone Town

Stone Town, Zanzibar

One of my favourite things to do in Zanzibar is just to wander around Stone Town, which is the old town of Zanzibar City, the capital of the Zanzibar archipelago.

Whether you arrive by air or sea, you’ll pass through the city and I would definitely recommend spending at least 2-days in Stone Town to soak up the atmosphere.

To get the full Zanzibari experience, stay in a real Zanzibari-style hotel. There are tons of great and reasonably priced ones, including this reasonably priced, beachfront hotel which is just a short walk away from Forodhani Gardens or this seafront hotel, which is really close to the ferry terminal.

If you’re looking for somewhere extra special, I’d definitely recommend heading to the Park Hyatt which is set right on the beach, or Emerson Spice, a beautiful and traditional Zanzibari converted merchant’s house.

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