Zanzibar

Explore Zazibar With Dikop Tour & Safari

Zanzibar is known for its tropical beaches and warm waters. This archipelago has abundant coral reefs and marine life, making it ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving. Zanzibar has the best white sand beaches and sunbathing. Zanzibar isn’t just for beachgoers; it’s also for nature lovers, culture vultures, and adventurers.

Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous region of Tanzania. The island’s long history gives it character. The country’s rich heritage is reflected in the strong Arabic, Indian, African, Persian, and European influences. UNESCO-listed Stone Town’s historic old quarter has mosques and houses of all architectural styles.

Zanzibar is a predominantly Muslim country, which is reflected in the way people live and decorate their homes and businesses. Historic mansions like the House of Wonders, lively bazaars, stalls, and shops all tell a story of a tumultuous past.

See if you can find any of the famous Zanzibar teak door carvings. Visit the Dhow Countries Music Academy to learn more about the local music style known as Taarab, which combines classical Swahili poetry, percussion, and rhythm.

More About Zanzibar

The spice island of Zanzibar with its interesting history influenced by early Arab traders offers beautiful beaches at the Indian Ocean and beach hotels of all standards. Consisting of the main islands Unguja and Pemba as well as of several smaller untouched islands, the Zanzibar Archipelago features gorgeous, palm-fringed white sandy beaches that stretch into the warm turquoise waters and invite visitors to unwind and soak up the sun.
 

Things to do in Zanzibar

If you are an active person and tend to get bored after one or two days at the beach, don’t worry as Zanzibar also has something in store for you. Many hotels and local operators arrange day trips to small islands or to the coral reefs. Professional PADI diving schools offer beginners and professionals alike a full range of scuba diving with professional equipment. Other water sports such as kiting, kayaking, catamaran sailing, wind surfing, deep sea fishing, water skiing, parasailing and jet skiing are also on offer and provide lots of fun. Also worth a visit are Zanzibar’s many spice plantations and the unique Jozani forest with the endemic Zanzibar red colobus monkeys.

Bueaty of Zanzibar

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Exploring Snow Town

Stone Town, a historic centre for trade and culture inside Zanzibar City, is where most visitors to Zanzibar enter and exit the country. The Sultans had their capital in this historic city, and the decaying palaces, bathhouses, and mosques that remain now are a reminder of the luxurious and exciting period when the gold trade was thriving.

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Food

Zanzibar has had several rulers throughout its history, and one of Africa’s most intriguing cuisines is a result of its lengthy and terrible past. This is the first fusion meal, a delicious blending of Indian, Arab, Chinese, Portuguese, and African cooking traditions, all fueled by the continual presence of spice (these are after all known as the Spice Islands, where cloves, cinnamon, black pepper, and nutmeg come direct from the source)!

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Stunning Culture

In Zanzibar, it is acceptable to consume alcohol and to dress in beach attire when appropriate. However, there are situations and locales when neither is suitable. For instance, it’s advised to refrain from wearing scant apparel and drinking excessively when in Stone Town. There are bars in Stone Town, and you can also drink in tourist and expat restaurants or in the fanciest hotels in town or on the coast. 

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