Solo Travelers Guide to Zanzibar

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Zanzibar is a tranquil island in Tanzania. The magical, white sandy beaches are heaven for beach lovers, while the crystal clear waters are perfect dividing/snorkeling conditions. Apart from the breathtaking beaches, Zanzibar also offers many unique and exciting attractions suited for every traveler. You can enjoy the party night life, explore the history of the city with a stroll through Stone Town, visit animal sanctuaries, or relax and socialize at the pristine beaches. Although you may have heard that Zanzibar is the perfect destination, it is also a fantastic experience for solo travelers. This guide will help solo travelers plan their vacation in Zanzibar.

Why Zanzibar

Solo travelers will have a good time in Zanzibar because the island is relatively easier to travel with better roads, exciting places to visit, and is much more affordable than other locations in Africa. Furthermore, Zanzibar is the perfect place for solo travelers because there are so many activities that you can do by yourself.

Where to Stay

Zanzibar is a big island with distinct regions. Each region is known for its unique life. For example, if you want to party and have a great time socializing, you should consider staying near Nungwi, Kwenda, and Nungwi. The famous Full Moon Party, takes place in Kendwa. You will dance with the locals and other tourists. You can also check out Paje if you are traveling in June because the area is particularly active with kite surfers.

However, if you are looking for peace, you should stay in Matemwe, Pongwe, or Pingwe. However, these places are a bit more exclusive and pricey. If you want a more budget-friendly destination, you should visit Bwejuu, Jambiani, Pemba, or Mafia Island.

Regardless of where you can stay, getting around the island is easy. You can always check out the other regions if you are feeling adventurous.

Places to Visit

  • Stone Town - take a walk in Stone Town, a beautiful and well-decorated area steeped in tradition and culture. You can shop for souvenirs or enjoy a pleasant dinner at one of the many rooftop restaurants
  • Mnemba Island - Go dividing or snorkeling at this beautiful island with a thriving underwater world. Dolphins may also greet you
  • The Rock Restaurant - a uniquely located restaurant constructed on top of a rock in the Indian Ocean
  • Kidike Flying Fox Sanctuary - The Pemba Flying Fox is a rare species of giant bats found only in this region.
  • The beaches - There are many beaches throughout Zanzibar, each offering you something different and exciting.

Rent a Car/Motorbike

You can rent a car or bike to get around the island. The roads are not that complicated, and you can easily find your way through the island. You will need to carry your international driving license with you to rent a vehicle.

Zanzibar is a fantastic place to enjoy a solo vacation. Zanzibar's beaches, the people, the culture, and the overall aura of the island will provide you with life-changing experiences. Tanzania also offers several other destinations perfect for solo travelers. You can learn more about these places and Explore Tanzania with Flightlink.

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