Best Things To Do in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Whether you're visiting Zanzibar for a few days or are a localite, Zanzibar is sure to have something new for you. Explore our guide that tells you about the best tourist places to visit and things to do in Zanzibar. This guide will give you an idea about the popular attractions, upcoming tourist spots, and off-beat things to do in Zanzibar. This makes it easy to plan weekends or long vacations in Zanzibar. We have compiled this cool stuff to do in Zanzibar keeping in mind the points of interest for families, groups, and romantic couples. Looking at the activities for adventure junkies in Zanzibar listed here will get the blood rushing and adrenaline pumping through your veins.

Check out free places to visit in Zanzibar which you can visit without spending a penny. Handpicked tours, day trips, and excursions in Zanzibar will make your visit comfortable. You will also find the opening and closing time, along with the time required to cover major attractions. This will help you to have a flawless plan without much hassle. We have also included eateries in Zanzibar recommended by locals.

Tourist Attractions in Zanzibar

Take a look at these famous tourist attractions in Zanzibar that are a must-visit!

  1. #1 of 38 Things To Do in Zanzibar
    - Used in 445 itineraries
    Cheetah's Rock

    Tags: Zoo

    Address: Stone Town, Zanzibar

    Timings: 02:15 pm - 06:45 pm Details

    Cheetah’s Rock is an adventure tour for families visiting Zanzibar. Unlike most zoos, visitors can interact with the animals in the open. The wild inhabitants here are either rescued or donated ...Read more

  2. #2 of 38 Things To Do in Zanzibar
    - Used in 308 itineraries
    Nakupenda Beach

    Tags: Beach, Snorkeling

    Address: Stone Town, Zanzibar

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Nakupenda beach is one of the many beaches in Zanzibar that has clear, blue waters and pure white sands. The waters are ideal for swimming and snorkelling. In case you visit in the morning, you are li...Read more

  3. #3 of 38 Things To Do in Zanzibar
    Princess Salme Museum At Emerson On Hurumzi

    Tags: Museum

    Address: Hurumzi street 236-239, P.O Box 3417, Zanzibar

    Right next to the hotel Emerson on Hurumzi is the Princess Salme Museum. She was a daughter of the Sultan of Oman who ruled his country from the island of Zanzibar. Princess Salme eloped from here and...Read more

  4. #4 of 38 Things To Do in Zanzibar
    - Used in 162 itineraries
    Nungwi Beach

    Tags: Beach

    Address: Nugwi, Zanzibar

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Situated on the northern tip of Zanzibar island, Nungwi is a calm and peaceful seaside village with its own beach. One of the reasons why it is calm is also because most of the tourists visiting here ...Read more

  5. #5 of 38 Things To Do in Zanzibar
    - Used in 216 itineraries
    Paje Beach

    Tags: Beach, Waterfront, View Point

    Address: Paje, Zanzibar

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Paje is a beach on the east coast of Zanzibar. Known for its Swahili style of construction, Paje is a fishing village where time stops still. Walk along the lanes of the village and note the tiny deta...Read more

  6. #6 of 38 Things To Do in Zanzibar
    - Used in 174 itineraries
    Kendwa Beach

    Tags: Beach

    Address: Kendwa, Zanzibar

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Just a few kilometres away from Nugwi is the village of Kendwa. The tiny village has a lot to be explored and celebrated than its northern cousin. You can take a guided tour of the village, proceeds o...Read more

  7. #7 of 38 Things To Do in Zanzibar
    - Used in 249 itineraries
    Tangawizi Spice Farm

    Tags: Farm

    Address: Near Dole Mosque, Tanzania

    Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    A trip to the Spice Island of the World is incomplete without learning about the most valuable produce on the archipelago. Tangawizi Spice Farm offers guided tours to one of the spice farms in the int...Read more

  8. #8 of 38 Things To Do in Zanzibar
    - Used in 101 itineraries
    Jambiani Beach

    Tags: Beach, Waterfront, View Point

    Address: Jambiani, Zanzibar

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    If you want to stay away from crowded beaches, Jambiani Beach is one option for you. Situated in the south-eastern coast of Zanzibar, this village is devoid of underwater activities and tourists. You ...Read more

  9. #9 of 38 Things To Do in Zanzibar
    - Used in 226 itineraries
    Mtoni Palace Ruins

    Tags: Ancient Ruin

    Address: Malawi Rd, Stone Town, Tanzania

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Princess Salme’s European life is documented in a museum dedicated to her but the Omani princess was born in the Mtoni Palace of Zanzibar, every inch the Omani princess. The palace is unoccupied...Read more

  10. #10 of 38 Things To Do in Zanzibar
    - Used in 293 itineraries
    Dhow Countries Music Academy

    Tags: Entertainment, Performance

    Address: Mizingani Road, Opp. Mizingani Seafront Hotel, Zanzibar Town, Tanzania

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Learn more about the music of Zanzibar in the Dhow Countries Music Academy in Stone Town. Here you will find a variety of courses and performances centred on the local music traditions and instruments...Read more

  11. #11 of 38 Things To Do in Zanzibar
    - Used in 260 itineraries
    The Beautiful Eyes

    Tags: Art Gallery, Photo Gallery

    Address: Near Chunga Bazaar, Stone Town

    Photography enthusiasts must pay a visit to The Beautiful Eyes photo gallery in Stone Town. The photos are exclusively centred on life on the Zanzibar islands. You can purchase prints of your favourit...Read more

  12. #12 of 38 Things To Do in Zanzibar
    - Used in 266 itineraries
    Hurumzi Henna Art Gallery

    Tags: Art Gallery

    Address: Hurumzi St, Zanzibar Town, Tanzania

    If you are familiar with henna, you would agree with its grace and loveliness. The Henna Art gallery in Stone Town is a place where you will see the dark paste being used to create some exquisite artw...Read more

  13. #13 of 38 Things To Do in Zanzibar
    - Used in 89 itineraries
    Tazari Caves

    Tags: Cave

    Address: Nugwi village, Zanzibar

    Tazari caves are the largest limestone caves in Zanzibar. They are located right off the coast in Nugwi and offer magnificent views of the sea from some caves. Although they were discovered quite rece...Read more

  14. #14 of 38 Things To Do in Zanzibar
    - Used in 159 itineraries
    Changuu Island

    Tags: Island, View Point

    Address: Off Stone Town, Zanzibar

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Changuu Island, also known as Prison Island, was used as a prison for slaves of the Arab merchants. Late in the 19th century, an architect Lloyd Matthews built the impressive prison on the island. It ...Read more

  15. #15 of 38 Things To Do in Zanzibar
    - Used in 224 itineraries
    Forodhani Gardens

    Tags: Park

    Address: Zanzibar Town, Tanzania

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Forodhani Park is located just next to the sea in Stone Town, Zanzibar. It has two famous attractions of Stone Town as its neighbours; the Old Fort and House of Wonders. You can stroll along the garde...Read more

Activities And Tours

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