Family and Kids in Zanzibar

Looking out for what can you do with kids and family in Zanzibar? Here are the things that you should not miss out on a family vacation with kids, toddlers, or babies. Discover the ultimate places for kids in Zanzibar, be it water parks, theme parks, or playgrounds. Children will have fun, learn new things, get good food and will not get bored in long queues. Keep reading to know about awesome places and activities to enjoy with your kids in Zanzibar.
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Let's explore our list of kid-friendly attractions in Zanzibar for perfect family outings and getaways.

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    Cheetah's Rock

    Zoo

    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 to the institution. The most popular animals on the list are the cheetah Tyson, the white lion and the zebra. To ensure a beautiful and peaceful experience, the tour takes in only a limited number ...Read more
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    Nakupenda Beach

    Beach

    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 likely to spot dolphins in the water. You can swim with these gentle mammals if you want. There are chefs on the beach who can cook you some delicious and fresh seafood. All in all, if you want to sp...Read more
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    Princess Salme Museum At Emerson On Hurumzi

    Family and Kids

    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 married a German merchant. Post his death three years later, she wrote her autobiography in which she provides a detailed picture of the social situation in Zanzibar when she lived here. She also ...Read more
  4. Amazing Zanzibar attraction for kids
    Nungwi Beach

    Beach

    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 can be found underwater. Nungwi is a major scuba-diving and snorkelling centre in Zanzibar. Enthusiasts recommend the night dives offered by many diving centers. These dives give you a chance to se...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    Paje Beach

    Beach

    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 details of fisherman community. Most tourists opt for kitesurfing on the beach and there are instructors available if you do not know the sport. Every evening, the men in the village gather for a game ...Read more
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Zanzibar
    Kendwa Beach

    Beach

    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 of which go to NGOs working for the community. You can snorkel in the crystal-clear waters near the beach. During low tides, you can walk along the beach strip connecting Kendwa and Nungwi. Kendwa R...Read more
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    Tangawizi Spice Farm

    Family and Kids

    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 interior of Zanzibar. Here you can learn about the cultivation of spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, black pepper etc. There are several tropical fruits like jackfruits, tangerines, mango etc. gro...Read more
  8. A cool place to see with kids
    Jambiani Beach

    Beach

    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 will find the local dhows that will take you to see the coral reefs adjoining the land. You can spot starfish, sea urchins, colourful tropical fish or even octopuses if you are lucky. Stroll along ...Read more
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    Mtoni Palace Ruins

    Family and Kids

    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 and lies in ruins, but glimpses to Princess Salme’s ancestral home are easily available. You can visit the spice plantations on the property or attend the sunset concert if you have prior bo...Read more
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most
    Dhow Countries Music Academy

    Family and Kids

    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. The DCMA also grooms its students on live performances of their art. Visitors can attend the fusion and jam sessions on Tuesday and Friday evenings. On the first and third Friday of every month, ...Read more
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    The Beautiful Eyes

    Family and Kids

    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 favourite images from the gallery or splurge on books that will teach you how to take the perfect shot. Besides, you can also learn the art of photography from the workshops held here. (You need at least f...Read more
  12. A place where kids enjoy and have fun
    Hurumzi Henna Art Gallery

    Family and Kids

    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 artwork. These include souvenirs, paintings, cards etc. The paintings largely follow the East African style of art. The artists are mainly local women from Stone Town and each artist has her own style ...Read more
  13. A place perfect for families with kids
    Tazari Caves

    Family and Kids

    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 recently, archaeologists say that the caves have existed for billions of years. Evidence points out that they were used as hiding places for slaves. Some evidences also suggest that people lived in the...Read more
  14. A favorite place to take the kids in the city
    Changuu Island

    Family and Kids

    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 was also used as a quarantine centre for yellow fever epidemics. Some of the extra buildings constructed during this time were converted into guest houses to boost tourism. Another reason toruists ...Read more
  15. It's just one of those places to visit and hang out
    Forodhani Gardens

    Park

    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 garden, taking in the cool sea breeze or spend a relaxed evening with your family. Post-sunset, the park comes alive with people visiting the garden as well as the food stalls in the vicinity. Most of t...Read more