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How to Spend 7 Days in Zanzibar

If you are visiting Zanzibar for a couple of days, then a visit to some of the spiIf you’ve made up your mind to spend seven days in Zanzibar, then you’ve made a good choice, as the island is the perfect destination to explore the exotic, brilliantly-white sandy beaches, breath-taking scenery and historical sites, not to mention the island’s rich culture and its wonderful people.

Your seven days excursion will ensure that you exhaust all that the island has on offer and still get time to relax before leaving the area. Remember to carry some light clothes as temperatures rarely soar. Also bring along a hat, sandals, and sunglasses.

Days 1 and 2: Stone Town Tour, Prison Island tour and Safari blue experience and Forodhani Food Market

1. Stone Town

The Stone Town tour will include a stroll through the city centre, streets and shopping districts, the city market, the National Museum, the Anglican Church and the House of Wonders.

Not to be left out is the slave market, Livingstone house, and Freddy Mercury’s House. Extra leisurely walks in the winding alley-ways will bring you to the little exotic bazaars, cafes and curio shops.

2. Prison Island

A short boat ride from Stone Town is the sanctuary island called Prison Island. Visitors can tour the island and watch the giant tortoises which live in protected areas. It used to be a prison where slaves were kept but after the abolition of slavery the prison is in ruins.

3. Safari blue experience

Starting from Fumba, the Safari Blue experience gives visitors a chance to visit the Menai Bay Conservation area, watch and swim with dolphins, go snorkelling and enjoy a sumptuous luncheon.

4. Forodhani night food market

Welcome to the Forodhani night food market and enjoy a fantastic display of local cuisine and international dishes all crafted to satisfy the most discerning tongue. Enjoy deep-fried octopus and squid, barracuda and swordfish, pilau and chapatti and the incredible Zanzibar pizza, all in one evening. Wash it down with cane juice.

Day 2 and 3: Visit Michamvi area, sunset cruises, swimming with dolphins, etc.

A visit to Michamvi area will bring you to the fabulous Kichanga lodge. This property, which is close to the beach features beautiful views of the white beaches of the Indian Ocean, cool cottages surrounded by tropical garden.

Kizimkazi: Enjoy swimming alongside playful dolphins, later visit the Jozani Forest for a nature walk and, in the evening, enjoy a sumptuous dinner at the Rock Restaurant.

Day 4,5 and 6

Devote the remaining three days of your trip to the beaches of Nungwi:

Go snorkelling:

Join the best for a snorkelling adventure. Tour the expansive depths of the ocean and explore the marine life underneath the sea.

Go Diving

Join local divers for an exploration of the ocean floor. If you are a newbie, do not worry there are coaches who will give you a ‘discover diving’ lesson.

Go Sunbathing

Lounge on the pristine beaches and sunbathe for hours on the crisp white sands.

Go swimming:

Head out to swim in the morning while the tide is still in.

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