Zanzibar has long been a dream destination for tourists worldwide. Chances are you already saw a lot of pictures from its sandy beaches on the tiffany-colored shores of the Indian Ocean. But there is much more to this island than those comforting beaches. If you dare to explore, you’ll find much more – be it the labyrinths of Stone Town’s ancient streets, calm life of the coastal villages or wildlife of the jungle – it is all up to you.
The main island of Zanzibar archipelago is Unguja, and I will be referring to it as Zanzibar for simplicity. I’ve tried to gather some practical information from my trip to Zanzibar in June 2017 into a series of blog posts and will summarize them here for quick reference.
- Arriving to Zanzibar: Visa, Money, Internet, Local SIM Card
- Renting a car and driving in Zanzibar
- Eating in Zanzibar
- Things to do in Zanzibar
- Visiting Zanzibar during Ramadan
- Zanzibar FAQ: Safety, Interacting with Locals, Tides, Shopping, Exporting Fruits
To get you inspired, here is a video from our trip:
Awesome Zanzibar resources
Please feel free to contribute in comments and update the information. I hope this guide would help to prepare for your trip and enjoy every minute you spend on the island!