The island of Zanzibar, also called the island of "spices" or island of the sultans, is a paradise where more than 30 beaches that shine with its white sand and a turquoise blue sea, and cities, such as Stone Town, await us. They seem to be taken from old adventure movies. Zanzibar is an archipelago located near the East African coast, which belongs to Tanzania, formed by numerous islands. The two largest are Ugunja, which is known as Zanzibar, Pemba In addition to these two main islands, there are many other islands and islets of the Zanzibar archipelago also of extraordinary beauty, such as Mafia Island.
Unguja is located in the Indian Ocean about 40 km east of Bagamoyo in mainland Tanzania. The mountainous island is about 85 km long and between 20 and 30 km wide. The majority of the population lives from agriculture in the fertile regions of the north and west of the island. The eastern part of the island is arid and covered with coral reefs, with paradisiacal white sand beaches bordered by reefs, it is an ideal place for scuba diving and snorkeling enthusiasts.
It is essential to visit the small villages that dot the island, where African customs are mixed with Asian and tribal. The beaches are heavenly and have palm trees, coconut trees, bananas, mangoes, pepper shakers and clovis plants.
Stone Town This island is also characterized by the magic and history of its city, Stone Town, known as the cultural heart of Zanzibar, with few changes in the last 200 years. In the year 2000 it was declared a World Heritage Site for being one of the most important nuclei of the Swahili culture. Walking through Stone Town is a fascinating experience, where its winding alleys, animated by bazaars, mosques and houses of the Arab style, transport us to the time of explorers, sultans and intoxicates us with the aroma of exotic spices. perceive the charm of the markets full of curious objects, local stalls of fresh fish and vegetables, coral houses, mud huts, old British clubs such as the House of Africa that despite its antiquity, it is still a good place to have a cocktail, houses with wooden reliefs such as the Town Hall, the Old Fort built by the Portuguese in 1700, the so-called House of Wonders, impressive four-story building and huge terraces built by Sultan Barghash at the end from the XIX and the Natural History Museum The exceptional architecture and construction of its coral stone buildings and narrow streets soak you with the influences of diverse cultures and traditions brought by the different inhabitants of the city. Each building, its windows, its carved doors, its walls speak of its own historical past. Impressive four-story building and huge terraces built by Sultan Barghash in the late 19th and Natural History Museum The exceptional architecture and construction of its coral stone buildings and narrow streets soak you from the influences of diverse cultures and traditions brought by the different inhabitants of the city. Each building, its windows, its carved doors, its walls speak of its own historical past. Impressive four-story building and huge terraces built by Sultan Barghash in the late 19th and Natural History Museum The exceptional architecture and construction of its coral stone buildings and narrow streets soak you from the influences of diverse cultures and traditions brought by the different inhabitants of the city. Each building, its windows, its carved doors, its walls speak of its own historical past.Tourism in Zanzibar The island of Zanzibar is an area that will allow you to make a quiet trip where you can take advantage of its waters to do different aquatic activities. On the other hand, there you can understand their culture by visiting and knowing their different fishing villages. In this area you can also find coral reefs where it is popular that sea urchins and algae are found. The southwest coast is famous for its dolphins as well as whales, especially in the months of August and September. On the contrary on the east coast you can see a great diversity of tropical fish. Its crystal clear turquoise waters, its calm atmosphere and its spectacular white sand landscape make Zanzibar one of the best places in Africa. The spectacular island will offer you the opportunity to relax,
The beaches of Zanzibar There are many beaches that the Zanzibar archipelago has. Each one has its different characteristics; some are very calm, others have quick tides due to the wind and in some different aquatic activities can be carried out. Even so, they all have a charm and spectacular views. Here we show you some of the most important: Nungwi, one of the best beaches in Zanzibar This beach is located at the north end of the Zanzibar archipelago and is rated as one of the best beaches on the island. It is a quiet area where you can always swim since the tides that occur in other beaches of the archipelago do not arrive. Being located in the north you can see wonderful sunsets. When the tide drops the sea ends up disappearing, especially on the east coast. There is also the Nungwi village, a small fishing village that also stands out for the construction of the typical valeros of the area. At night in this small town there is a pleasant nightlife.
Paje, a quiet and peaceful region This beach is located on the southeast coast of Zanzibar Island. It is characterized by being a very calm place considering that its beach is much quieter than Nungwi although as it is located in the eastern part of the archipelago it is affected by the great tides. It has a more wild and isolated environment, so it makes it a beach different from all the others. The main activity that is carried out in this small town is the collection of algae. Therefore, when the tide drops, women can be seen collecting seaweed to collect them. Its friendly people, its beautiful landscape and its crystalline waters make this place a small paradise. Jambiani, the ideal beach for water activities
This beach is located in the east of the Zanzibar archipelago, it is a popular area for surfing or windsurfing since it is a region where the wind has a lot of presence and will allow you to perform various water and sports activities. Its main economic activity is mainly based on collecting clams or seaweed for cooking and marketing. Jambiani is a town that stretches along the beach.
Kizimikazi, a region where you can see dolphins in Zanzibar This beach is located in the south of Zanzibar. The town is just behind the sea which makes the contact between the traveler and the place is made in a very natural way. In the early morning, various excursions are made with boats from the beach to the sea to see the dolphins.
Thus, it is a beach that perhaps is not as calm as those mentioned above, even so, the proximity with the local people, the excursions and the spectacular landscape make this beach and its town a different place in the Zanzibar area.