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Exploring Zanzibar with Travel Wild Africa

Ever wanted to explore Zanzibar and all the treasures it holds? Travel Wild Africa is in the know and has highlights to share with you......


A former Arab trading post for centuries, this island combines Swahili and Arab culture in a very unique way. Warm weather year-round.

Dress & Behavior The island is 95% Muslim and while alcohol and tobacco are freely available, visitors should dress modestly and refraining from public displays of affection. When in town, women should cover their shoulders and knees. Men should not walk bear-chested or wearing swimming trunks.

Spice Tours Clients can visit a spice plantation to view and taste the many spices and fruits available. Spices include cloves, nut meg, lipstick, iodine plant, lemon grass, vanilla, henna & more. Fruits include jack fruit, rambutan, oranges, custard apple, guava, mango, papaya, bungo & many more.

Stone Town The capital city of Zanzibar, Stone Town boasts centuries of history. Winding, narrow streets lead to markets, souvenir shops, restaurants, bars and more. Historical sites include: the Tip Tip House, the Old Fort, the Peoples Palace, the House of Wonders, the Kidichi Persian Baths, and Dr. Livingston’s House.

North Coast Mellow atmosphere and you can swim at all tides. Excellent diving and snorkeling. Turtle Sanctuary, where injured turtles are nursed to health before being released. Dhow-building capital of Zanzibar. Party atmosphere at most of the bars and hotels at night.

East Coast Less of a party atmosphere at night. No swimming at low tide, as the tide recedes 1-2 km. Great snorkeling and diving, with a barrier reef about 1 km offshore. World-class beaches.

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