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The Zanzibar archipelago of islands is located in the Indian Ocean, about 25 km off the coast of Tanzania, East Africa. Unguja Island is the largest and most populous island, also referred to just as Zanzibar Island.
This list of things to do in Zanzibar only pertains to the island of Unguja.
21. Bwejuu Beach Village
Bwejuu is a small Zanzibari village located on the East coast of Unguja island. The town is known for fishing and the harvesting of seaweed. The people are friendly and the lanky swaying palms induce an attitude of relaxation.
22. Zanzibar Anglican Cathedral
Right next to the old slave market in Stone Town is the first Anglican Cathedral in East Africa.
Admission: 1000 TSH
Hours: 8 am – 6 pm Mon – Fri, Still hold Sunday morning services
23. St. Josephs Cathedral
The Cathedral was built in French architectural style by French missionaries. The steeples are a prominent part of the skyline of Stone Town.
24. Kiwengwa Caves
A trek through the wet forested reserve and a guided visit to the Kiwengwa caves is a fun thing to do in Zanzibar.
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25. Drink Ginger Coffee
Black coffee with a tinge of ginger is a special drink in Zanzibar. The coffee is served sugarless, but people nibble on sweet peanut brittle to sweeten everything up! Babu serves an excellent cup of ginger coffee in the late afternoon on the wall of the Old Fort in Stone Town.
26. Deep Sea Fishing
27. Eat Zanzibari Pilau and Biryani
Don’t miss out on the Zanzibari food specialties of biryani and pilau – and don’t forget to judge for yourself which is better!
28. Make a Durian Pit-stop
If you are passionate about the king of fruits (Durian), you may be ecstatic when you bump into the precious fruit on the island of Zanzibar!
29. Refreshing Sugar Cane Juice
Squeezed on the streets of Zanzibar with a hint of lime and ginger, sugar cane juice is ultimately refreshing on a hot sweaty day. Drinking ginger sugar cane juice is one of the things to do in Zanzibar to keep you refreshed and feeling great!
30. Nungwi – Northern Coast
Located at the Northern tip of Zanzibar island lies the sleepy town of Nungwi. It’s Northern location avoids tide changes, so swimming in the sparkling waters is possible all day long!
31. Forodhani Gardens
Among my favorite things to do in Zanzibar is visit the Forodhani Gardens for street food on the waters edge of Stone Town. In the evening, locals gather to spend time relaxing and eating a large selection of grilled seafood.
Note: For the freshest food, choose to eat where there is more of a local crowd and line of people.
32. Paje Water Sports
A beautiful turquoise beach with opportunities for all sorts of water sports makes Paje a pristine paradise and great place to stay.
33. Old Hamamni Persian Baths
Unfortunately, the baths are no longer in use, but it is still worth a visit to Zanzibar’s first public bath facility.
34. Passing Show Restaurant
Another popular dining establishment located in the Malindi area of Stone Town is at the Passing Show Hotel eatery. There’s a fine selection of some of Zanzibar’s finest specialties and a cabinet full of interesting baked goods.
35. Swim with Dolphins – Kizimkazi
Dolphin tours are available from most tourist offices around Zanzibar. In the ocean, swimming with dolphins is an experience to cherish and one of the most thrilling things to do in Zanzibar!
36. Pet the Giant Tortoises
Originally a gift from the Seychelles, the giant tortoises are located on Prison Island Zanzibar. Though riding the hard shelled animals is no longer permitted, the tortoises took me back to the age of dinosaurs!
37. Former High Court
The old High Court is a beautiful colonial style building built with an Islamic design and Moorish arches. The aging of the structure has added to it’s beauty!
38. Kendwa Beach
A personal favorite destination of mine is the town of Kendwa. The lifestyle and laid-back atmosphere of Kendwa is unparalleled.
39. Football / Volleyball on the Beach
There’s no better feeling in the late afternoon than running around on the powdery sand while playing beach football or volleyball.
Put on an attitude of relaxation, this is the island of Zanzibar!
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