Zanzibar, beaches and spices
When to visit
Type of trip
Visit to Stone Town
Excursion to Prison Island
Zanzibar's beaches are undoubtedly the main attraction, white sand shimmering in the sun and dazzling on walks or cycling; when the tide retreats, in fact it leaves the smooth and compact sand that allows to be run on a bicycle.
Snorkelling excursions can be done to discover the coral reefs and the colorful fishes that populate these waters.
The interior allows instead to know the cultivation and processing of spices and to spot the rare red colobus of Kirk, an endemic primate of Unguja, the main island of the Zanzibar archipelago.
Stone Town, the oldest capital of the Sultanate of Zanzibar, an UNESCO World Heritage site, contains historic buildings with elaborate wooden doors, a museum on slave trade, the meat and fish market that has remained unchanged over the centuries, churches, mosques and ruins of an old Arab stronghold as well as the birthplace of Freddie Mercury.