Tourist Guide: Zanzibar, Tanzania
Among the tourist destinations, Tanzania does not yet occupy a leading position, but its popularity is growing inexorably. This amazing country attracts tourists with its exotic nature, an abundance of parks and a rich underwater world. People come here not only for a relaxing beach holiday, but also for an exciting safari. Locals are friendly and hospitable, and the climate is mild.
Such an exotic Zanzibar
This Tanzania resort welcomes holidaymakers with warm summer weather all year round. The best period for rest is considered the time from October to March, when the average daily temperature is + 28 ° С … + 31 ° С. The end of spring, summer and the beginning of autumn are considered here as a “cold” season, but even then the daytime temperature rarely drops below + 25 ° С.
Zanzibar Island offers tourists unlimited opportunities for a beach holiday. Swimming in warm clear water, exploring the bizarre underwater world, a huge selection of water sports. Also, this resort is known to many as a party center with the most fiery parties.
The infrastructure of Zanzibar is constantly evolving, and if earlier it was a favorite place of supporters of the “wild” rest with tents and backpacks, today you can find many luxury hotels here. Fortunately, this does not stop tourists from enjoying the pristine nature of this amazing corner of the planet. Here you can often see giant turtles on the beach or dolphins accidentally swam to the shore.
For divers, Zanzibar is a tidbit. The local underwater world attracts with its beauty and diversity. During a day’s diving, you can see colorful corals, flocks of moray eels, lion fish and other tropical marine “liveliness”. Night diving reveals an equally interesting picture – stingrays, squids, crabs and many other underwater inhabitants.
In addition, in Zanzibar you can enjoy shopping and delicious local food, as well as go on an excursion to one of the many interesting places. You should definitely buy a magnet here as a keepsake and a beautiful decoration made of tanzanite – a local stone. From authentic dishes, it is recommended to try spicy pilau rice and crocodile meat steak.
It is also a real paradise for seafood lovers – any fish, lobster, shrimp and octopus are accessible and pleasing with abundance. However, like fruits: coconuts, papaya, pineapples, mangoes, bananas.
Resting at this resort, it is worth visiting its most interesting places:
• Stone Town – the capital of the island with a surprisingly beautiful Old Town, protected by UNESCO. Its narrow streets are full of old houses with bright patterned doors, caught in the net by numerous oriental bazaars, teeming with mosques and palaces.
• Jazani National Wildlife Refuge – surprises with an abundance of exotic vegetation.
• Spice plantation – spices and cinnamon, nutmeg, clove aromas are grown here.
• Prizon Island (Turtle Island) – was previously the center of the slave trade, from which now remains an abandoned prison building. It also attracts tourists with a cluster of giant turtles and a picturesque coral reef.
• Kizimkazi – people come here to see the oldest mosque of the 11th century in Tanzania, and also to admire dolphins found in coastal waters.
The best hotels of Zanzibar
Union Beach 3 * – a small hotel on the 2nd line of the sea, 400 m from the beach and 55 km from the airport. The rooms have comfortable beds, shower rooms, fans, balconies. Breakfast is included in the stay, you can additionally order food in the hotel restaurant, quench your thirst in the local bar. Near the hotel there is a supermarket and many local cafes. A wide selection of water activities is available on the nearest beach – fishing, snorkeling, diving.
La Madrugada Beach Resort 4 * is a modern hotel on the sea coast with a well-groomed two-level beach. On the territory there are 2 swimming pools, a diving center, SPA with a large selection of procedures, a wide range of water activities. There are 2 restaurants serving local and international cuisine, a bar with an extensive alcohol menu. The rooms have comfortable beds, seating areas, showers, fans and balconies with beautiful views of the coast.
Sunset Kendwa 3 * – a cozy hotel on the 1st line of the sea with spacious rooms and bungalows. Great for diving enthusiasts – there is a large selection of diving centers. Also at guests’ disposal is a restaurant with a wide variety of dishes, water entertainments, a bar, a disco.