Zanzibar: 5 Irresistible Attractions to Experience

By: Ehis Travels


Zanzibar is already a very popular tourist destination, especially in the high season. The island is a veritable paradise with breathtaking beaches, crystal-clear water and lush rainforests, It’s

also home to some of the most amazing attractions like the plantations work on by slaves and slave chambers hidden in old houses and exciting activities such as diving and snorkelling.

 In order to get you acquainted with some of the best tourist attractions in Zanzibar, We’ve picked out 5 must-see attractions in Zanzibar, so you can plan your trip accordingly. 


 Without further ado, here are the 5 must-see attractions in Zanzibar 


Stone Town

Zanzibar: 5 Irresistible Tourist Attractions to Experience

Stone Town. Source: Viator


Many travellers begin their Zanzibar experience by spending time in Stone Town, one of the historical components of the Island. 

This part of Zanzibar Town is located in the western section of Zanzibar Town and is an interesting combination of cultures, including Arabic, Indian, Persian, and British. Swahili and English are widely spoken in Stone Town, Zanzibar, making it a popular tourist attraction. 

Because of the ancient architecture and street food culture here, tourists can unwind knowing that Swahili, in addition to English, is widely spoken. Local residents are always eager to assist travellers.


Jozani Forest

Zanzibar: 5 Irresistible Tourist Attractions to Experience

Jozani Forest. Source: Travelcation


The Jozani Forest is one of Zanzibar’s most popular spots to visit. The Zanzibar red colobus monkey, is one of the rarest primates in the world, and can only be seen here. 

Zanzibar: 5 Irresistible Tourist Attractions to Experience

Red colobus monkeys. Source: Eco Lodge


Its position in the eastern part of Zanzibar makes it one of the most verdant spots on the island. It serves as a stern reminder of how we have ruined our environment over the years. 


You might get lost and find monkeys on the nature trails in the Jozani Forest. The red colobus monkeys are not shy and are visible on many trails in the forest.


Paje Beach

Zanzibar: 5 Irresistible Tourist Attractions to Experience

Kite Surfing. Source


This beautiful beach has a robust café scene, lovely burger joints, kite surfing companies, hotels and bars making it one of the best places to be in Zanzibar. 

Spending time in the clear blue waters of this beach doesn’t cost a dime for those who are looking for something free to do.

For those willing to go all out in enjoying this beautiful Island there is an activity, it’s advisable you to try out which is kite surfing there are a lot of rental shops on this beach eager to take you out to the beautiful blue waters to teach you how to do it


Spice Tour

Zanzibar: 5 Irresistible Tourist Attractions to Experience

Spices. Source

This beautiful island is often referred to as the Spice, Island in most contexts because of its varieties of cloves, nutmegs, vanilla and cinnamon spices. We would advise you go on this tour with comfortable foot wares because it might get muddy.


Changuu Island

Zanzibar: 5 Irresistible Tourist Attractions to Experience

Aerial view of Prison Island. Source


Which is known as Prison Island, was uninhabited until 1860, when the Arabs lived there. Slaves who were considered rebellious or likely to lead rebellions were kept there before and being sold abroad. 

Those who contracted yellow fever were quarantined there during epidemics. When Zanzibar became a British protectorate, the Arabs sold the island to the British, and a prison was constructed. The prison was never used after its completion, and it has now been converted into a luxurious hotel.



Zanzibar is a beautiful island with a lot to offer. Zanzibar has its share of tourists, it is not over-visited.

You can still find a lot of culture and natural beauty here, making it one of the best places in Africa to travel to. If you have time, we would advise you to head to neighbouring islands like Pemba, Mafia and Unguja, where you can find more adventure at affordable prices.

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