Zanzibar beach excursions & holidays


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Best Zanzibar beach excursions, holidays, activities and things to do

Zanzibar is known for its beautiful beaches, turquoise waters, and vibrant culture. While it is not a typical safari destination like Tanzania’s mainland, there are still opportunities to experience wildlife and nature on the island. Here are some safari-like activities and experiences you can enjoy in Zanzibar:

  1. Jozani Forest: Located in the center of the island, Jozani Forest is a protected area that is home to the endangered Zanzibar red colobus monkey. You can take guided nature walks through the forest to observe these unique primates, as well as other wildlife and plant species.
  2. Dolphin Tours: Zanzibar is known for its dolphin populations, particularly along the southern coast. You can take a boat excursion to see dolphins in their natural habitat and even have the opportunity to swim and snorkel alongside them.
  3. Prison Island: A short boat ride from Stone Town, Prison Island (also known as Changuu Island) is home to a sanctuary for giant Aldabra tortoises. You can visit the island, interact with these magnificent creatures, and learn about their conservation efforts.
  4. Marine Excursions: Zanzibar’s surrounding waters are teeming with marine life, making it a great destination for snorkeling, diving, and boat trips. You can explore coral reefs, spot tropical fish, and even encounter larger species like sea turtles and reef sharks.
  5. Spice Tours: Zanzibar is famously known as the “Spice Island” due to its rich history of spice production. You can take a guided tour of spice plantations to learn about the island’s spice trade, see various spice crops, and experience the aromatic scents of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and more.
  6. Conservation Projects: Some organizations and lodges in Zanzibar offer conservation programs where you can contribute to marine and wildlife conservation efforts. These programs may involve activities like beach clean-ups, turtle nesting protection, and coral reef restoration.

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While Zanzibar may not offer traditional game drives and the “Big Five” safari experience, it provides unique opportunities to connect with nature, witness marine life, and explore the island’s diverse ecosystems. Combine your Zanzibar beach vacation with these safari-like experiences for a well-rounded trip that combines relaxation and wildlife encounters.

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