Zanzibar is a paradise for sun-longing enthusiasts of blissful relaxation. Sandy beaches and emerald waters of the Indian Ocean create perfect conditions for relaxation. But Zanzibar is much more than just beautiful beaches. See what attractions await you on Freddy Mercury's home island.
For enthusiasts of leisure activities
Stalls full of fresh spices, African costumes and local handicrafts create a colorful mosaic showing the habits of the people of Zanzibar. A walk among colorful markets and shopping for regional products is a phenomenal adventure. Below are the other selected attractions of the island:
Blue Safari cruises allow you to explore the coral reef and admire the views of the azure lagoon stretching out in the waters of Zanzibar. It is also a great diving opportunity – for both beginners and advanced divers.
Nungwi and Baraka Aquarium
Nungwi is a fishing village located in the north of Zanzibar, famous for its factories producing traditional boats and a lagoon where sea turtles swim. If you want to get to know the animals up close, pet them or feed them – you can join them too. The Baraka Aquarium center allows tourists to closely associate with turtles.
Both this and many other beaches in Zanzibar have excellent hotel and gastronomic facilities, as well as a base of watersports. You can rent a boat, diving equipment or paddleboards here. The sunsets on Kendwa Beach are considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world!
Palace of Miracles in Stone Town
House of Wonders – one of several palaces of the second Sultan of Zanzibar, Barghash bin Said; it is currently being reconstructed.
An asylum for wild animals that are in need of care and need shelter. They live here, among others lions and zebras and many other endangered species. More information .