Tanzania is home to some of Africa’s most famous national parks and natural attractions, including majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti National Park and a couple of other attractions.
Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain, the Serengeti National Park is the second largest national park in Tanzania, and they both attract tens of thousands of tourists each year
However, we’ll be focusing on Zanzibar, the perfect place in Tanzania for your vacation
This overview guide was created to give you a tour on all you stand to enjoy when you travel to Zanzibar with us
This guide is in 3 parts
Stay: Premium accommodation and lodging choices at Zanzibar
Eat: Exotic Tanzanian / Zanzibar cuisine to try out
Explore: Things to do & places to go at Zanzibar
The island of Zanzibar, also called Unguja, is a major holiday destination in Tanzania, known for its beautiful beaches. In case you didn’t know, Zanzibar has some of the best beaches in the world.
The historic city of Stone Town, known for old Arabian townhouses, narrow alleyways, and a busy port, is located in the heart of Zanzibar and is one of the most visited cities in Zanzibar
Here are some premium hotels with first class services for you:
Tembo House Hotel
Located in a grand old building, the Arabian-style hotel once served as the American Consulate. The Tembo House Hotel has special guest rooms with authentic wooden furniture, a Swahili-style four-poster bed, and a bathroom with a relaxing bath.
Kendwa Rocks Hotel
The gorgeous Kendwa Rocks Hotel is for the beach lovers, comprising a long stretch of sugar-soft white sands fringed by coco palms and thatched lapas. Offering a central swimming pool, a cocktail bar and an on-site restaurant
Blue Moon Resort
Set on a private white-sand beach decorated with palm trees on the edge of the Indian Ocean, the Blue Moon Resort is a tropical paradise with cluster of thatched buildings, lush gardens, and assortment of luxury and comfort.
Zanzibar Queen Hotel
Hidden among tropical plants like a jungle, the 4-star Zanzibar Queen Hotel is group of peach-coloured buildings offering luxury at its best. It is set along a gorgeous coral sand beach, making it a diver’s and snorkeler’s paradise.
Tanzanian meals are simple, filling and flavourful, and in Zanzibar, you’ll enjoy tasty meals with a hearty goodness.
The Zanzibar dish is a lot different from the traditional Italian pizza. It’s just as tasty and you’ll find it sold by street vendors all over Zanzibar. The locals make it with a thin sheet of dough filled with meat, onions, peppers, raw egg and sometimes mayonnaise and cheese. It’s delicious and you’ll want to eat them every day!
Biryani & Pilau
Indian immigrant workers were the first to bring these rice dishes to East Africa. They were given a Swahili twist, and you’ll taste some of the best biryani and pilau of your life in Tanzania and Zanzibar.
While biryani is made with a tender meat and potato stew cooked in a spiced gravy with fragrant rice, pilau is usually a one-pot rice dish flavoured with meat, stock, vegetables and spices.
Ugali is undoubtedly the most common foods in Tanzania and you’ll find it served with almost every meal. Made from boiled cornmeal paste, this doughy porridge-like dish is dipped into soups and curries. The taste and texture can be a little odd at first but you’ll soon look forward to eating a hearty slab of ugali with every meal.
Swahili for “chips and eggs”, chipsi mayai is one of the most beloved street foods in Tanzania. It’s made with hand-cut potatoes, peeled and fried until crispy and golden, then mixed with eggs and cooked to make a kind of omelette.
It doesn’t get more Tanzanian than mshikaki, the skewered pieces of marinated meat (usually beef, goat or mutton) are slowly cooked over hot open coals. It’s best to try it in the evening when street vendors serve it up fresh after a few hours of slow roasting
Don’t miss out on all the Zanzibar has to offer. Set time aside for some exploration
- Admire the old Fort
Take a look around a unique piece of history and check out The Old Fort. This is an old fortification built by the Omani Arabs in 1699. It is also one of the oldest buildings in the town. The fort recently added an open-air amphitheatre where you can watch local shows or other events.
- Visit the House of Wonders
This is the tallest and largest building in town and was originally a palace facing the town’s central square. The building is home to the National Museum of History and Culture
- Go for a guided tour
Zanzibar has a rich history and multiple ancient terrains so you could go for a guided walking tour appreciating the history of Tanzania
- Visit the Jazani Forest National Park and enjoy conservation at its fullest.
- Go to as many beaches as you can, all Zanzibar beaches are visually pleasing
1 Passenger – $1,900 per person
2 Passengers – $1,660 per person
3 or more passengers – $1,580 per person
- E visa
- International flight
- Airport transfer
- 4* resort with breakfast
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This is a guide itinerary and all tours are subject to change due to availability on indicated days or weather.
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