Zanzibar Travel Guide
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 83%Local Culture
- 83%Luxury Travelers
- 67%Adventure Travelers
- 67%Family Travelers
- 67%History Buffs
- 51%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (28)
- ZanzibarMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 3Jan 22, 2014
Zanzibar feels like another world, one scented with cinnamon, drenched in sugar cane juice, populated with dhow (carved wooden boats) and women dressed in the traditional bui-bui. A trip to Zanzibar is well worth the two-hour ferry ride or puddle-jump in a plane to savour its spicy delights.
- ZanzibarMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsWellness+ 4Dec 11, 2013
For perfect stargazing nights and hot sunny days, The Residence embodies the exoticism and mystique of the castaway African Spice Island, Zanzibar. Secluded beachfront pool villas are set along vast white-sands and coconut palms. Villa bicycles encourage exploration of 80-acre grounds.
The glass-walled infinity pool radiates sophistication whilst a full-service spa enhances total relaxation. My highlight is champagne picnic on the private pier, watching local women wade through shallows of the sea at low tide, picking seaweed.
- ZanzibarMember ofLocal CultureAdventure TravelersOct 25, 2013
Zanzibar is one of those rare places that is actually as exotic on the tongue as it is in real life. Spicy, sultry, tropical and seething of a bygone era of sultans and slaves, of missionaries and Allah under steamy African skies. Zanzibar's Stone Town, the jungles of the interior and sweeping sugary beaches all around are all begging for a Tin Tin style adventure.
- ZanzibarMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Nov 02, 2012
Beautiful island with plenty of natural and architectural beauty. Stonetown has a lot of richness in its paved streets and laid-back ambience. Good cafes, local shopping, and historical sights. The beaches in the north, Nungwi and Kendwa, are great for chilling out and enjoying the beach. I'd say that Zanzibar is nicer for couples or families than otherwise -- the nightlife is somewhat lacking.
- ZanzibarJul 05, 2012
Zanzibar was a great place to start our African Travels. It was a culturally dense island with nice people. Best plan is to spend a day in stone town walking the old city streets, markets. Then organize a spice tour and head to the eastern coast to enjoy some Indian Ocean bliss.
- ZanzibarJul 04, 2012
The name has found a permanent place in western imagination, but nothing can prepare you for the absolute natural paradise that is Zanzibar. The island's population is extremely poor and live in awful conditions, and any visitor must be prepared to deal with such circumstances. But if you can deal with the poverty, you will be rewarded by lush jungles, sparkling blue seas and white powder beaches. The culture of the region is expressed through color and cuisine, making any visit into a vibrant journey through a land still full of primal mystery.
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