Zanzibar Points of Interest and Places to Visit

Zanzibar

Darajani Market

Travelers looking for an authentic East African experience need look no further than the crowded stalls and narrow passes of Darajani Market. From early morning until late at night locals and ...  Read more

House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib)

Tours & Tickets

House of Wonders, which is home to the Museum of History and Culture, is not only the largest—but also the tallest building in Stone Town. Built in 1883, the palace was the first building on the ...  Read more

Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park

Established in 2004 as the only protected park in Zanzibar, Jozani Chwaka Bay is home to several animal species unique to the island. Travelers who wander the thick forests of this 19-square-mile ...  Read more

Mtoni Palace Ruins

This ancient palace on the western shores of Zanzibar was the birthplace of the late princess Salme and today is among the top destinations for travelers to the island. Travelers can tour the ...  Read more

Mwanakwerekwe Market

This traditional African market is one of the largest and busiest in all of Zanzibar. Local Tanzanians wander the streets as the sun rises—or hop aboard rusty metal bikes just after the call to ...  Read more

Nungwi

This popular beach is sometimes referred to as Little Italy, since it’s often a destination for Italian tourists. So many of these Europeans visit Nungwi each year that locals have picked up on the ...  Read more

Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe)

Built in the 17th Century, Old Fort is one of the main attractions in Stone Town and perfect starting out point for first-time visitors to Zanzibar. Its giant stone fortress once protected the city ...  Read more

Pemba Island

This untouched island off the coast of Zanzibar offers travelers the perfect beachfront escape. Commonly referred to by locals as the “Green Island” because of its lush forests and tropical vibe, ...  Read more

Stone Town

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Often referred to as Mji Mkongwe—the Swahili word for old town—Stone Town is the oldest part of the Zanzibar and a popular destination for visitors to this incredible island. Pastel-colored mosques ...  Read more

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