Zanzibar is an Island in Tanzania, Africa. Zanzibar City is the capital of Zanzibar. Zanzibar is an awesome Indian Ocean experience with historical stone town and splendid beaches. Stone town is the cultural center of Zanzibar, history at its best. Stone town was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Since Zanzibar is very close to the equator it experiences perfect holiday weather for most time of the year. The best time to visit Zanzibar is from June to October after the main rainy season, which is from March to May.
Paje Beach is the best beach in Zanzibar; clear water, white sand and has the most beautiful stretch of white beach. The beach is clean, and well maintained. It’s ideal for a relaxing holiday. There are tons of things you can do apart from just relaxing on the beach, which are, learn kite surfing, snorkel, swim and watch local women plant seaweeds. This beach is highly recommended for photographers to capture the true beauty of nature.
Zanzibar Butterfly Center is a place not to be missed if you visit Zanzibar. The whole life-cycle of the butterflies are shown. There are hundreds of butterflies in the gorgeous tropical gardens and visiting this place is worth every penny. The butterflies flutter around you and even land on your fingers. Zanzibar butterfly center is very interesting and informative. Kids will love this place.
Nungwi Beach is spectacular. This beach is north of Zanzibar Island. This beach doesn’t have to deal with high and low tides, which makes it the best beach to swim whenever you feel like. There are a number of bars and clubs on this beach and it is known for its party atmosphere. East Africa Diving Center is an excellent place to go if you are looking to scuba dive or snorkel.
Prison Island is a stunning Island. This island is great for snorkeling and you get to see massive tortoises in the tortoise sanctuary. This place is great for kids. The boat trip to the island is amazing and the view of the island from the boat is just marvelous. This island is a great family getaway destination. Prison Island is also known as Changuu Island. The island was used as a prison for seditious slaves in the 1800. Today, the island is a tourist resort owned by the government. The “prison” structure has been retained. However, some of the prison cells have been restructured and turned into restrooms and bar area.