When planning your visit to Tanzania, it would be a shame to miss the natural wonders of Zanzibar! An archipelago off the coast of East Africa, Zanzibar is regarded as one of the most beautiful places to visit in Tanzania. The stunning location is the most visited place by tourists due to its natural, cultural heritage and breathtaking views. Step onto the Zanzibar Archipelago and you’ll be transported through centuries – from the tales of Shirazi merchants and ancient Persia to the Omani Sultans and the court of Swahili princes. Excited to visit this place? Here are a few things that you shouldn’t miss out on during your time at Zanzibar.
Misali Island is one of the highlights of Tanzania. Located 17 km off the west coast of ChakeChake, it features calm and soothing beaches, along with amazing snorkeling and diving opportunities. You’ll even spot flying foxes here. With the legendary pirate, Captain Kidd’s treasury said to have been buried here, it also has a touch of historical romance. You’ll even witness rare species of velvet monkeys, over three hundred species of fish, green and hawksbill turtles and rarely seen nocturnal coconut crabs.
The best way to soothe your soul – the beaches of Zanzibar! Relax, unwind and breathe in new life at the incredible beaches here at Zanzibar. It features miles of beautiful beaches to help you relax after a lengthy safari. Some beaches are so soothing and calm that the only noise that breaks the silence is of the ocean. Sip cocktails and enjoy a peaceful environment at these blissful Zanzibar beaches.
Jozani Forest is the largest forest located in Zanzibar. Situated inland from Chwaka Bay, the area is prone to flooding. Witness endangered red colobus monkeys, Sykes monkeys, Ader’s Duikers and more than 20 species of birds. About 1 km before the Jozani Forest entrance is the beautiful Zanzibar butterfly center, one of the largest butterfly centers in East Africa. Get to experience nature at its best here by witnessing the complete life cycle stages of a butterfly, plus a few cocoons.
Stone Town Tour
You just cannot miss out on this one when visiting Zanzibar! This stone town is a UNESCO-recognized World Heritage Site. Stone Town holds historical importance. Sultans lived here, princesses loved, and slaves were bought and sold. Those beautiful buildings and the narrow streets along the Stone Town tour speak volumes about the rich culture, history and romance of Zanzibar.
Looking to plan an exciting trip to Zanzibar? We at Triperiod can help you explore the beauty of Zanzibar at the most affordable rates. With numerous Tanzania safari operators on board, we offer various packages from which to choose. We also design custom packages according to your interest.
Author: Following post written by Lisa.