Tourist Directory: Zanzibar, Tanzania
Tanzania does not occupy a leading position among the tourist destinations, but its popularity is growing inexorably. This amazing country attracts tourists with exotic nature, an abundance of parks and a rich underwater world. People come here not only for a serene beach holiday, but also for an exciting safari. The locals are friendly and hospitable, and the climate is mild.
Such an exotic Zanzibar
This resort of Tanzania all year round welcomes visitors with warm summer weather. The best period for rest is the time from October to March, when the average daily air temperature is + 28 ° C … + 31 ° C. The end of spring, summer and the beginning of autumn are considered here as the “cold” season, but even then the daytime temperature rarely drops below + 25 ° C.
Zanzibar Island offers tourists unlimited opportunities for a beach holiday. Swimming in the warm clear water, exploring the bizarre underwater world, a huge selection of water sports. Also, this resort is known to many as a party center with the most incendiary parties.
The infrastructure of Zanzibar is constantly evolving, and if previously it was a favorite place for supporters of a “wild” holiday with tents and backpacks, today you can find many luxury hotels here. Fortunately, this does not prevent tourists from enjoying the pristine nature of this amazing corner of the planet. Here you can often see giant turtles on the beach or dolphins that have casually swam up to the shore.
For divers, Zanzibar is a tasty morsel. The local underwater world attracts with its beauty and diversity. During daytime diving, you can see motley corals, flocks of moray eels, lions and other tropical marine “liveliness”. Night diving gives the eye a no less interesting picture – stingrays, squids, crabs and many other underwater inhabitants.
In addition, in Zanzibar you can enjoy shopping and delicious local food, as well as go on an excursion to one of the many interesting places. Be sure to buy here a memory magnet and a beautiful decoration of tanzanite – a local stone. From authentic dishes it is recommended to try spicy “Pilau” rice and a crocodile steak.
Also here is a real paradise for lovers of seafood – any fish, lobsters, shrimps and octopuses are available and delight in abundance. However, like fruits: coconuts, papaya, pineapples, mangoes, bananas.
Sights of Zanzibar
Resting at this resort, it is worth visiting its most interesting places:
• Stone Town – the capital of the island with a surprisingly beautiful Old Town, protected by UNESCO. Its narrow streets dazzle with old houses with bright patterned doors, catch in a network numerous east markets, abound in mosques and palaces.
• National Reserve Jazani – surprises with an abundance of exotic vegetation.
• Spice plantation – spices are grown and the aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves are in the air.
• Prison Island (Turtle Island) – previously was the center of the slave trade, which now left an abandoned prison building. It also attracts tourists with a cluster of giant turtles and a picturesque coral reef.
• Kizimkazi – they come here to see the oldest mosque in the 13th century in Tanzania, and also to admire the dolphins found in coastal waters.
Best hotels in Zanzibar
Union Beach 3 * is a small hotel on the 2nd line of the sea, 400 meters from the beach and 55 km from the airport. The rooms have comfortable beds, shower rooms, fans, balconies. Breakfast is included in the accommodation, you can additionally order food in the hotel restaurant, quench your thirst in the local bar. Not far from the hotel there is a supermarket and many local cafes. A wide range of water activities is available at the nearest beach – fishing, snorkeling, diving.
La Madrugada Beach Resort 4 * – a modern hotel on the coast with a well-kept two-level beach. On the territory there are 2 swimming pools, a diving center, a SPA with a large selection of procedures, a wide range of water activities. There are 2 restaurants serving local and international cuisine, a bar with an extensive alcoholic card. The rooms have comfortable beds, seating areas, showers, fans and balconies with beautiful views of the coast.
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Sunset Kendwa 3 * is a cozy hotel on the 1st line of the sea with spacious rooms and bungalows. Perfect for lovers of diving – there is a large selection of centers for scuba diving. There is also a restaurant with a wide variety of dishes, water activities, a bar and a disco.