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Zanzibar

Africa
25+

Rank in Tanzania

1

Rank in Africa

160+

World Rank

Currency
Tanzanian Shilling(TZS)
Weather
Partly cloudy 23.1℃
Time
06:16 AM (GMT +03:00)
Electric Socket
Type D ( 230 V 50 Hz)... Read more


About Zanzibar

The city of iconic sun-drenched beaches, crystal clear blue waters, fantastic music festivals, flavorful local food, and the exotic and rich culture! Zanzibar's appeals lies in the fact that that this beautiful slice of nature has been wonderfully preserved almost unblemished by pollution or high rise building, Showcasing it's beautiful blue sky to the world. Zanzibar is the semi-autonomous part of Tanzania in East Africa including the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, 25–50 kilometres off the coast of the mainland. The capital, Zanzibar City is located on the island of Unguja with Stone Town as a historical centre, which is a World Heritage Site. Zanzibar is much more than just a beach destination, this serene city offers a kaleidoscope of adventures like scuba diving, snorkelling, kite-surfing, water-skiing, along with the rich flora and fauna and wildlife safaris. The multicultural city has the perfect balance of adventure, nature and offers some of the most unique places to explore.

Continent Country
Africa Tanzania
Airport Name / IATA Code
Abeid Amani Karume International Airport ZNZ
Alternate Airport Name / IATA Code
Pemba Airport PMA


Zanzibar
  • Time To Visit

Best time to visit
June, July, August, September, October - cool and dry months of spring are the perfect time to enjoy the sundrenched beaches, glorious sunsets and go scuba diving.
Moderate time to visit
December, January, February - a hot and dry tropical island - a good time to visit
Worst time to visit
Mid-March, April, May, November - rainy seasons which are a bad time to visit
Weather
Month January February March April May June July August September October November December
Minimum temprature (℃) 25 26 24 24 24 23 22 21 22 23 24 25
Maximum temprature (℃) 29 29 28 27 27 26 26 26 27 27 28 28
Rain fall (mm) 89 56 153 402 255 68 48 47 50 97 226 194
Population
1.3 (Millions)
Official Language
Swahili
Spoken Language
Almost all local peo... Read more
Other Language
English, Arabic, Fre... Read more
Police
112
Ambulance
112
Taxi
Start Tariff: TZS 50... Read more

Yes

Yes

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Public Transport
Basic Items And Cost
Name Price
Water Bottle USD 0.34
Cup of Coffee USD 1.76
Milk Carton Pack USD 0.99
Rice/Kg USD 1.02
White Bread USD 0.52
Eggs (12) USD 1.51
Combo Meal USD 5.17
Fine Dining USD 21.56
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 0.46
Domestic Beer USD 1.08
Imported Beer USD 1.72
Bottle of Wine USD 7.35
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 1.16
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 1.29
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 0.17
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 301.85
Do's And Don'ts
Night Life
Must See
Experiences
  • Nungwi Beach – Nungwi is a small village with a very low population. This is one of the top beaches in Zanzibar. There are lots of quality restaurants and hotels in this region. It’s a place to relax and see the sunset. The sea water is crystal clear and warm which makes this place the finest beach in Zanzibar.
  • Prison Island – It takes a 20-minute boat trip to reach Prison Island from Zanzibar. If you would like to explore the history of this region where people were used as slaves then you can visit this place. Right now this place is widely known as a nature reserve for giant tortoises reaching ages of over 200 years old.
  • Forodhani Market – This night market is an absolute ‘must’. If you’d like to experience some of the best street food, it is here. Zanzibar style. You can find fresh fish, vegetables, and other food items. If you are a seafood lover then this is the place to go to.
  • The Rock of Zanzibar – Many people visit Zanzibar just to eat at this world-renowned restaurant. Set in the middle of the sea, you can reach there by walking in at low tide, but during high tide, you will require a boat to reach the Rock. The same group that owns The Rock also own Kichanga Lodge where you can stay and enjoy the best Zanzibar beach accommodation.
  • Palace Museum – It’s widely known as Sultan’s Palace. It’s one of the oldest buildings in Stone Town. The museum was built in the 19th century just overlooking the ocean.
  • Spice Tour – You are in the best part of the world if you are a spice lover. The spices are locally grown and sold in streets by local merchants. There are lots of varieties of spices available in this place and you can smell the wonderful aromas when you visit. Zanzibar is also known as “Spice Island”.
  • The Old Fort – One of the oldest buildings in Stone Town. It's located on the seafront and was built in the 17th century. You can shop local produce in the courtyard.
  • House of Wonders – A historical building in Stone Town where exhibitions are held about the Zanzibari and Swahili culture. It’s the tallest building just opposite the seafront.
  • Jozani Forest – This is one of the last indigenous forests left in Zanzibar. You can reach it by bus or hire a taxi. It is famous for the red Colobus monkey. It's spread over an area of 2,512 hectares. A wonderful experience for sightseeing and photography.
  • Mnemba Atoll – A $25 ride on a slow sailing Dhow boat is a trip which you will never forget. This place is the perfect destination for snorkeling enthusiasts which hosts many species of fish like barracuda, eels, and snappers.
Shopping
Aromas of Zanzibar
Gizenga street House No 360, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Distance From City Center
In city
The Coins Shop
366 Soko Muhogo Street | near Forodhani Garden, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 1130, Tanzania
Distance From City Center
Located in City
Fahari Zanzibar
Kenyatta Road,Shangani, Tanzania
Distance From City Center
3.8 km
Darajani Bazaar
Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Distance From City Center
Located in City
Memories of Zanzibar
Kenyata Road, Opposite Post Office, Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Distance From City Center
3.8 km
Zanzibar Curio Shop
200 Hurumzi Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Distance From City Center
Located in City
Hurumzi Henna Art Gallery
Hurumzi St, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 71000, Tanzania
Distance From City Center
Surti & Sons
Gizenga Street ,near JAIN'S Temple, 3866, Tanzania
Distance From City Center
1.5 km
Afrikaan Tours and Safari Shop
Kiembe Samaki Airport L Transit ,P.o Box 2224 Kiembe Samaki Zanzibar, Zanzibar City 71000, Tanzania
Distance From City Center
Located in City
Mwanzo Mpya
Hurumzi, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Distance From City Center
Located in City
Hellen Art Gallery
Kenyatta Road ,Stone Town, Tanzania
Distance From City Center
Located in City
BlueGems Tanzanite
53 Kenyata Road, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Distance From City Center
2.7 kms
The Beautiful Eyes
Hurumzi 223, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 3164, Tanzania
Distance From City Center
Located in City
Souvenir Suggestions
  • Handmade, organic cosmetics
  • Kikoi fabrics
  • Products made from Ukili (palm leaves)
  • Tingatinga paintings
  • Kanga (the traditional dress of women)
  • Kitenge bags and cases
  • Maasai Handmade crafts
  • Spices
  • Handcrafted wooden animals
  • Zanzibar wooden chests 

Tourist attractions in Zanzibar

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