with me

you will discover
the beauty of Zanzibar

Adventures have never been so close. 

Choose a trip, discuss with me all the details and pack your luggage to start the journey to Paradise

To choose the direction, see my Mini Guide to Zanzibar

Mini Przewodnik po Zanzibarze

I invite you to a virtual journey around Zanzibar 🙂

 


The Mini Guide to Zanzibar will allow you to get to know the most attractive tourist and historical corners of this exotic, beautiful island.

The capital of the island with its beautiful history, a small island with its gigantic inhabitants, a treasure trove of aromatic spices, local specialties and fantastic handicrafts or an exotic cruise are just a few of the attractions offered by the Black Continent.

Before you decide to put your foot on the hot sand of Zanzibar, I invite you to discover 9 of the most beautiful directions on the island.

Stone Town

the old part of the city of Zanzibar, considered the capital of the island. It is famous for the spice trade, and in the 19th century it was also the site of the slave trade between Asia and Africa.

The city’s architecture has many distinctive features, resulting from the interweaving of influences from many cultures.

Makunduchi

Makunduchi is a small village in the Southeast of Zanzibar. Few tourists choose it as their travel destination on the island, which is a pity.

In Makunduchi, you can see the typical African scenery that each of us has before our eyes when we think of Africa.

Nungwi

Nungwi is a fishing village in the north of Zanzibar, where traditional Dhow boats are produced. Tourists most often visit the village for the unique opportunity to swim with turtles at the Baraca Aquarium, a small lagoon surrounded by corals. Tours to Nungwi also include a village walk.

Prison Island

Prison Island is a small island located 5.6 km northwest of Stone Town. As the name suggests, the island was supposed to be a place of detention of prisoners, but none of them ever ended up there, even though a prison complex was built there. Instead, Prison Island has become a quarantine facility for patients with yellow fever. Recently, the island has become a tourist center.

The Rock Restaurant

This amazing restaurant located on the Michamvi Pingwe beach on the south-eastern coast of the island is sometimes called the “floating restaurant”.

This is because it stands on a rock partially submerged in the waters of the Indian Ocean near the shore.

 

Snorkeling with dolphins

One of the most amazing memories you can bring back from Zanzibar is swimming with dolphins.

You can meet them in their natural habitat in Menai Bay or around Mnemba Island and observe them from your boat, as well as swim with them.

Spice Farm

Zanzibar is a treasure trove of spices that used to be even more valuable than money and were the subject of an exchange of goods. Today, they not only add flavor to dishes, but are also used as dyes for fabrics, organic cosmetics and make-up utensils. Some spices with vivid red colors replace lipsticks for women…

Safari Blue

Safari Blue is a cruise on a traditional Dhow boat from Fumba Village towards Minai Bay.

During the tour you will have the opportunity to snorkel and admire the underwater world of the Indian Ocean. You will see colorful fish, starfish, beautiful corals and mangroves.

Jozani Forest

It is the only national park in Zanzibar. There you will find red geese – an endemic species of monkey, which means that it lives only in Zanzibar. The monkeys were first brought to Zanzibar by British resident John Kirk. Gereza is also one of the endangered species inhabiting the Jozani Forest.

Mini guide to Zanzibar

Stone Town

the old part of the city of Zanzibar, considered the capital of the island.

It is famous for the spice trade, and in the 19th century it was also the site of the slave trade between Asia and Africa.

The city’s architecture has many distinctive features resulting from the interweaving of Arab, Persian, European and African influences. The city owes its name to the main building material – coral-colored stone, which gives the walls of the buildings – and thus the entire city – an interesting, reddish shade. The most popular feature of the Stone Town buildings are carefully decorated wooden doors with rich ornaments, usually associated with the Islamic culture. Stone Town is also the birthplace of Freddie Mercury – the leader of the British band Queen.

The main attractions worth seeing are:

– The House of Wonders – it is the former residence of the Sultan, where ceremonial receptions were held. It is the first building in Zanzibar to install electric lighting and running water, and the first in East Africa to have an elevator, hence the name “House of Miracles”. It is now the Zanzibar History and Culture Museum.

– Anglican Cathedral of the Church of Christ – built at the end of the 19th century in the center of Stone Town on the site of the former largest slave market in Zanzibar. The site for the cathedral was chosen deliberately to celebrate the abolition of slavery, and the altar is right where slaves were once whipped. Next to the cathedral there is a slave monument and the Museum of the History of Slavery.

Forodhani Gardens – create a small park on the main promenade of the city, in front of the Old Fort and the House of Miracles. Every evening after sunset, tourists can visit the popular tourist market organized in the gardens, where grilled seafood and other local dishes are sold.

Prison Island

Prison Island is a small island located 5.6 km northwest of Stone Town . As the name suggests, the island was supposed to be a place of detention of prisoners, but none of them ever ended up there, despite the fact that a prison complex was built there for that purpose. Instead, Prison Island has become a quarantine facility for patients with yellow fever.

Recently, the island is a government-owned tourist center and is inhabited by giant turtles, which were initially a gift from a British official in the Seychelles, These lovable giants attract tourists the most 😉

Pridon Island

Spice Farm

Zanzibar is a treasure trove of spices that used to be even more valuable than money and were the subject of an exchange of goods. Today, they not only add flavor to dishes, but are also used as dyes for fabrics, organic cosmetics and make-up utensils. Some spices with vivid red colors replace lipsticks for women, and others, such as henna, are used to make tattoos. Spices are also a medicine that is in addition to mainstream medicine.

On a spice plantation tour you will discover plants that you might use in your kitchen on a daily basis, but this time you will see them in their natural habitats and forms. You’ll see vanilla, fresh coffee seeds, avocado, aloe vera, lemongrass, pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, and more.

Don’t miss a trip to a spice plantation full of natural scents, vivid colors and exotic flavors. It is an unforgettable experience for all senses!

Spice Farm

Makunduchi

A small village in the south-eastern part of Zanzibar. Few tourists choose it as their travel destination on the island, which is a pity.

In Makunduchi, you can see the typical African scenery that all of us have in mind of Africa – red soil, small clay houses, children playing and women doing laundry, weaving strings or preparing a meal. In addition, women’s daily work is to collect algae from the beach during low tide, drying them and using in the production of cosmetics. It might seem like an easy job, but it’s actually extremely hard work that is not very profitable anyway. The villagers lead a simple and modest life.

A visit to Makunduchi is a truly unique experience. Personal contact with the local people will allow you to get to know their lifestyle and views, and teach you to appreciate all the smallest blessings in life, as they do. This is undoubtedly a valuable lesson.

Makunduchi

The Rock Restaurant

This amazing restaurant located on the Michamvi Pingwe beach on the south-eastern coast of the island is sometimes called the “floating restaurant”. This is because it stands on a rock partially submerged in the waters of the Indian Ocean near the shore. At low tide you can get to the restaurant by dry foot, but when the water level rises you will need a boat.

The location is the greatest advantage of the restaurant – a small white house with a thatched roof, surrounded by terraces from which you can admire the views of the turquoise waters of the ocean. The Rock Restaurant serves mainly fresh seafood, fish and grilled dishes prepared with local ingredients.

Are you eager for a romantic dinner on one of the sun terraces? The Rock Restaurant is waiting for you!

Your Guide Abdul will show you the best sightseeing destinations in Zanzibar

Twój przewodnik Abdul

Jambo!

My name is Abdulkharimu Amlani Seki, for friends – Abdul.

I am 23 years old, an animator and I come from Tanzania.

You’ve already met my Mini Zanzibar Travel Guide. Now let me take you on a real journey!

I will show you Zanzibar with my eyes.

Safari Blue

Safari Blue is a cruise on a traditional Dhow boat from Fumba Village towards Minai Bay. During the tour you will have the opportunity to snorkel and admire the underwater world of the Indian Ocean.

You will see colorful fish, starfish, beautiful corals and mangroves. Lunch break will be provided on Kwale Island surrounded by breathtaking views of the turquoise ocean. The meal will consist of tropical fruits, seafood, fish and cold drinks. After lunch you will be able to relax on the sandy beach or take a swim around the shallows.

Do you dream of a real paradise on Earth? Safari Blue is the trip for you!

Safari Blue

Nungwi

Nungwi is a fishing village in the north of Zanzibar, where traditional Dhow boats are produced. Tourists most often visit the village for the unique opportunity to swim with turtles at the Baraca Aquarium – a small lagoon surrounded by corals.

Excursions to Nungwi also include a village walk, which is the perfect opportunity to learn about the lifestyle of the local people.

Wycieczki po Zanzibarze

Snorkeling with dolphins

One of the most amazing memories you can bring back from Zanzibar is swimming with dolphins. You can meet them in their natural habitat – in Menai Bay or around Mnemba Island and observe them from your boat, as well as swim with them. Mnemba itself is a private island and unauthorized entry is prohibited.

During the tour, you will visit the atoll that stretches around the island, which is one of the most unusual places inhabited by bottlenose dolphins, turtles and a variety of fish, especially during the season from June to August. A seafood lunch is served during the tour.

Delfiny Zanzibar

Jozani Forest

It is the only national park in Zanzibar. There you will find red geese – an endemic species of monkey, which means that it lives only in Zanzibar.

The monkeys were first brought to Zanzibar by British resident John Kirk. Gereza is also one of the endangered species inhabiting the Jozani Forest.

You will also encounter other species of monkeys in the park, galago lemurs, also known as “children of the bush”, 50 species of butterflies and 40 species of birds.

Gereza czerwona

Zanzibar

waits to be discovered