Things to do in Zanzibar Tanzania – Tourist attractions in Stone Town – Visiting and Tourism in Zanzibar
The Jozani Forest is located in the central east region of Zanzibar Island and is the home of rare Red Colobus Monkey, which is only prevalent to Zanzibar. The reserve also accommodates a large mangrove swamp and a tract of natural forest that is home to a few unique species including the Sykes monkey, bush babies, duikers, hyraxes, over 50 species of butterfly and 40 species of birds.
Dolphin tour experience can be found at Kizimkazi South Unguja, just an hour drive from Old Stone Town. Swimming with the dolphins is unforgettable experience. Kizimkazi is the place for dolphins sightings, home to both humpback and bottle-nose dolphins.
Are you ready for night creatures? Ngezi Forest is an ideal place. It is is located on the northwestern corner of Pemba Island. This equatorial forest reserve contains rare trees, some not found anywhere else in the world. The wildlife includes indigenous flying foxes, blue duikers and several varieties of owl. The forest opens up on the east to Vumawimbi Beach, an isolated and untouched stretch of beach that will make you feel that you are the only person in the world.
Need to soothe your soul? Then Zanzibar’s Beaches are the place to relax, unwind and breathe in new life. After a lengthy safari there is no better way to end your holiday than on the white, blissful beaches of Zanzibar, lazing away, sipping cocktails and living the island paradise dream.
The island of Misali, 17km off the west coast of Chake Chake, is one of the Pemba highlights, offering idyllic beaches, nature trails for spotting flying foxes (bats), good snorkeling and superb diving. Misali’s real treasury is its rich ecosystem, which boasts 42 types of coral , over three hundred species of fish, a rare subspecies of velvet monkey, endangered colonies of flying foxes, nesting sites for green and hawksbill turtles, and a large, if rarely seen population of nocturnal coconut crabs.
Recently declared a marine conservation area, Mnemba Island is a coral atoll, surrounded by thriving, vibrant reefs and the crystal clear Indian Ocean. The waters are teeming with an overwhelming number of beautiful tropical reef fish, and a wealth of marine creatures, from the majestic whale shark to rare gem-like species of nudibranchs. Large pelagic creature can often be seen passing by in the blue, and green turtles graze peaceably amongst the heads of plate and honeycomb corals.
For tradition barbeque Forodhani Park located at a heart of stone town is an ideal place to visit in Zanzibar. Visitors arrive just after sunset to enjoy the taste of fresh food. Tables are laden with rows of lobster tails, prawns, squid, kingfish, marlin and tuna and famous mishkaki.
Zanzibar’s Stone Town is a recognized by UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the setting for a long and winding history. It was in Stone Town that sultans lived, princesses loved and slaves were bought and sold. Stone Town is also patchwork of architectural styles originating along the Swahili Coast, Arabia, Asia and beyond.
Nothing is more exciting than becoming a cast- away for the day on one of the most beautiful sandbanks that surround the island. Powder white sands, clear blue skies and the Indian Ocean in an array of colors surround you with the hush of waves gently lapping against the shore. Only a 20 minute boat trip from Old Stone Town, the sandbank is a perfect spot for snorkeling the calm and shallow waters, are home to enormous array of coral and tropical reef fish, such as clown-fish and parrot-fish