Zanzibar Video Guide – Street Food, Stone Town and Beaches

By Mark Wiens 17 Comments
Zanzibar Video Documentary
Zanzibar Video Guide

Zanzibar Video Guide – Street Food, Stone Town, Beaches

The Zanzibar archipelago consists of two main islands, and a slew of tiny islands; the two main islands are known as Unguja and Pemba. The most famous and widely recognized of the islands is Unguja, also known as just Zanzibar Island.

Here is a Zanzibar Video taken in one of my favorite destinations on the planet!

0:54 – Grilled Zanzibar Kebabs
1:38 – Ginger Coffee (if you are looking for awesome Zanzibar coffee, check out Jaws Corner)
2:36 – Prison Island
4:18 – Zanzibar Lukmaan Restaurant – Faceoff between Zanzibari Biryani and Pilau
5:37 – Bwejuu Fishing Beach
6:27 – Paje Beach
6:45 – Eating Durian in Zanzibar!
7:49 – Sugar Cane Ginger Juice
8:23 – Stone Town – Darajani Market

Check out all the things to do in Zanzibar right here!

Local Zanzibar music by Jahazi Modern Taarab

I’d love your feedback!

Thank you for watching this Zanzibar video!

Also see: How to get from Dar Es Salaam to Zanzibar

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  • Simon

    9 years ago

    Hi Mark, it brings back some nice memories watching your video. We visited Zanzibar in January 2011 and thoroughly enjoyed our backpacking adventure. You can take a look at the 8min video we created from our adventure – https://vimeo.com/49476408

    South East Asia is next on the cards for us! 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Hey Simon, awesome, thank you for sharing your video too! Also brings back some memories for me, such a wonderful place!

  • Jacinda

    9 years ago

    I’m heading to Zanzibar/Mwanza in just under 2 months – your blog has been a great help!

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Glad to hear that Jacinda, hope you have an incredible time in Zanzibar!

  • Scott – Quirky Travel Guy

    10 years ago

    I’ve always thought that island would be cool to visit. Thanks for the great video!

    • Mark Wiens

      10 years ago

      Hey Scott!
      Zanzibar is a fantastic place to visit, also Pemba in the same archipelago is supposedly incredible (though I haven’t been there yet).

  • Eileen Ludwig

    10 years ago

    Amazing your travels and knowledge of the local culture and food. I am assuming your are not traveling alone and have someone video you Takes a lot of courage to go to these out of the way countries

    • Mark Wiens

      10 years ago

      Thanks a lot Eileen,
      Yes, most trips I am traveling with friends that take the video footage of me. Other times if I’m alone, I either just find someone random or do the self-video thing (doesn’t work too well).

  • The Travel Chica

    10 years ago

    Looks beautiful! Sugar cane ginger juice sounds delicious. I don’t know about ginger in my coffee though. But I would certainly try it.ht

    • Mark Wiens

      10 years ago

      Thanks!
      Yah, if you get a chance, try the ginger in your coffee – it’s not real strong ginger, just a little extra flavor!

  • Jade

    10 years ago

    Love the video! Did you join the facebook Travel Bloggers/ Video group?! You should!

    • Mark Wiens

      10 years ago

      Thanks Jade!
      No, I haven’t joined that group yet, but I’ll look into it right now!

  • Michael Figueiredo

    10 years ago

    Your video is making me hungry! Zanzibar seems so beautiful and exotic. It looks like you’re having a fabulous time!

  • Sailor

    10 years ago

    In fact I make that ginger coffee for my wife when she catches a cold. very good stuff and it takes away the cold in 2 days. I add a little bit of crushed whole black pepper tho.

    I wish they arrest me and put me in that jail 😀 for life.

    The Biriyani looks like Hydrabadi Biriyani tho but I am sure the taste will be different.

    Nice video!

    • Mark Wiens

      10 years ago

      Thanks Sailor!
      Mmm, that ginger coffee sounds great – it really is a great remedy for a cold or a sore throat. I like that you add some black pepper in it too – I’m going to have to try that at home. I’ve never had Hyderbadi biryani, but I’m sure it’s equally delicious (but different) and hopefully we’ll get to compare the 2 variations sometime!

  • paulo

    10 years ago

    That was fabulous Mark. It gives you a real feel for Zanzibar.

    • Mark Wiens

      10 years ago

      Thanks Paulo – appreciate you watching it!