A Trip to Zanzibar Beach Island
A Trip to Zanzibar Beach Island is always a highlight for your visit to Tanzania, Zanzibar is known as Spice Island, the beautiful island of Zanzibar on Africa’s east coast is bursting with culture and history. Zanzibar’s coastline offers some of the best beaches in the world, but sand and surf vary depending on what side of the island you’re on. On the east coast, waves break over coral reefs and sand bars offshore, and low tide reveals small pools of starfish, small minnows, and anemones. Up north, ocean swimming is much less susceptible to the tides, and smooth beaches and white sand make for dazzling days in the sun.
The port city of Stone Town dominates the west coast, and although the beaches of Mangapwani, where slave caves are visible at low tide and nearby Bububu are less than half an hour’s drive away, a night or two spent on the east or north cost is well worth the extra hour it takes to drive there. That said, the Chole Island Marine Park just off Stone Town and nearby Prison, Grave, and Snake Islands – make a refreshing day-trip and a good break from exploring the winding passageways of the old city.
Things to do and see on Zanzibar Island
Zanzibar Island is home to various fauna and flora reflecting its connection to the African mainland during the last Ice Age. The Island has endemic mammals which include Zanzibar red colobus one of Africa’s rarest primates this can be seen at Jozani forest, coatal thickests and coral rag scrub as well as the mangrove swamps found on the Island. Other animals on the Island include Zanzibar leopard, monkeys, bush pigs, small antelopes, various species pf mongoose and African Civets. At the Island you will also have an opportunity to see a wide variety of birdlife and butterflies.
Local traditional Culture
A Trip to Zanzibar Beach Island. The most famous event at Zanzibar Island is the Zanzibar International Film Festival also known as the Festival of the Dhow Countries. It is attended by various filmmakers every year and tourists. This takes place every July showcasing the best of the Swahili Coast art scenes and traditional favorite music. Zanzibar Island is also home to beautiful architectural features found in Stone Town. These include the Guliani Bridge, the Livingstone house, The old dispensary of Zanzibar the house of wonders, Ngome Kongwe (The Old Fort of Zanzibar) among others.