"Idyllic Life : The Spice Island" Zanzibar Island by PierreZA
Zanzibar Island Travel Guide: 420 reviews and 957 photos
Try to get a window seat!
You will have the best views of Zanzibar as you fly in - it is very, very beautiful.
The island is much bigger than I thought, which was actually a pleasant discovery.
Zanzibar is made up of several islands, the main island is called Unguja, and the second largest is Pemba Island.
When driving around the island, I sometimes thought that I could just as well be in Kerala, South India. These two places are very much alike, although there are no backwaters in Zanzibar.
It is a short trip from Johannesburg, South Africa, which makes it a nice extended week-end break away. I would like to visit Zanzaibar again.
We stayed at a resort on the east coast, north of Bwejuu.
When I go to Zanzibar again, I think I would like to stay a few nights in Stone Town as well. There are some very nice hotels in Stone Town.
The other reason is that once at the resort, you can be quite isolated. This also imply that you actually have to rely on the hotel/resort for all transport etc (see my tip on Beach Boys for alternatives).
I also think that Paje could be a good option to stay, as it is a bigger village with more resources like a supermarket, more transport options etc.
Stone Town is a must see
The beautiful beaches
Friendly locals (most of them)
The laid back atmosphere
A very rich history to explore
Fantastic fresh fruit and good seafood
- In a nutshell:Paradise
You will most probably get away with USD, but I did find it very useful to have Tanzanian Shillings as well. At smaller... more travel advice
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