"Stunning Zanzibar" Zanzibar Island by gammo_go_lightly

Zanzibar Island Travel Guide: 71 reviews and 642 photos

Stone Town

Stone Town is Zanzibar's centre for Tourism and also houses the ferry port and so much history and culture you'll easilly get stuck here for 4 or more days. The architecture is really interesting and you can enjoy getting lost down the narrow streets and alleyways, haggling for an african painting or wooden carving, or sipping on a sundowner at one of the various sunset bars famous for doing just this.

Kendwa

This quiet haven by Nungwi is worth a night or two - especially around the full moon as they have beach parties here. We didn't witness a beach party, but the bar at Kendwa Rocks got quite lively in the evenings, although i hear its not always this way. The beach is really nice, and there's a Scuba Shack for thost who want to dive.

Paje

Paje is a small village on the East Coast, slightly larger than Kendwa. I didn't like the beach as much as Kendwa although its supposed to be home to the 4th Best Beach in the world...hmmm dubious if you ask me! whilst its certainly a lovely beach what is more interesting about it other than the sandy bit, is the effect the 6 hour tides has on the ocean. At 11 am you can go walking in knee deep turquoise waters for about half a mile and its really quite amazing, serene and unusual.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Exotic, cultural, friendly and a slice of heaven
  • Cons:Expensive (by Tanzanian standards)
  • In a nutshell:Go here if you cannot afford the Seychelles!
  • Last visit to Zanzibar Island: Aug 2004
  • Intro Written Aug 23, 2004
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  • DAO's Profile Photo
    May 25, 2007 at 4:24 PM

    Great tips!

  • husain's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2005 at 10:18 PM

    Zanzibar has some great options for acco. We stayed at some rather fancy places too. But were there on work, so could barely put the chance to use!

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