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5 exciting places to visit in Zanzibar from as low as $25

Zanzibar IslandsA5 exciting places to visit in Zanzibar from as low as $25
Written by See Africa Today

Tanzania is synonymous with entertainment due to the bongo flava music that has taken the airwaves in the African continent by storm however, tourism is super impressive and rivals the fame the country has in entertainment circles.

The beauty of Tanzania’s nature is what has won the loyalty of many tourists who flock the country to experience life in the wild and visit historic places. The good news is that from as low as 26 USD, you have an opportunity to visit the best of places on the sidelines of KILIFAIR, Tanzania’s biggest international tourism and industry exhibitions.

Zanzibar food and spices tour from 40 USD
Spicy tour Zanzibar

Spicy tour Zanzibar – amani-home.com

Spiced food lovers, this is the tour that you have to attend. It is a four-hour tour courtesy of Zanzibar Urban Ventures which explores the rich Swahili culture and their affinity for spices in the Island of spices. One of the popular spots to visit is the spice farm in the interior villages of Zanzibar.

Other things to learn during this trip is how to prepare traditional Cassava leaf sauce and a short cooking lesson on how to use various spices served with vegetables and fruits.

Prison Island Trip from 25 USD
Sandbank Tour & Prison Island

An aerial view of the Prison Island – Astaz Tour

It is the home to one of the regions gigantic tortoises. It’s a half-day tour to Prison Island particularly Changuu Private Island a short distance from Stone Town. The giant tortoise species from Seychelles weighs at least 200 kg, if you are brave enough, you are allowed to feed them and document the moment with as many photos as your camera can take.

Beautiful peacocks dot the Island as well, adding to its beauty. For marine lovers, snorkelling is a major tourist attraction here.

Stone Town tour from 47 USD
Stone Town Zanzibar

A Day in Stone Town (Zanzibar City, Tanzania) – Youtube

Though small, Stone Town has a reputation of serving visitors’ expectation to more than they could ever imagine with its historic attractions which have earned UNESCO’s recognition as a World Heritage Site. One of the takeaways from this area is the rich cultural history enshrined in the town otherwise considered the ‘heart of Zanzibar’.

Places to visit while here include Old Fort, Mercury House, Tip Tip House, Fish and Spice Market, Sultan’s Palace among others.

Zanzibar Slave Trade History from 38 USD
Slavery in Zanzibar

The sad sights in the Zanzibar slave market – The British Empire

The old slave market will be the first point of touring Zanzibar to give context to what happened back in the days of slavery. One of the humbling things to see are the slave chambers and slaves caves before visiting the Tippu Tip House, home to a notorious slave trader.

However, after such an emotional moment, you unwind and wash away the emotions at the Mangapwani beach which is popularly known as the slave sea.

Jozani Forest Tour from 48 USD
 Jozani forest Zanzibar

Tourists’ visit at the mangrove site in Jozani forest – tour operator & guiding

A nature walk, they say, does wonder to the soul. Jozani Forest doesn’t promise less as sight-seeing of the world’s rare red Columbus monkeys – about 600 in number – is a memory to reckon with not to mention the fun that comes with nature trails in the forest deeply inhabited by towering eucalyptus and mahogany trees.

A quiet but exciting walk across Pete-Jozani Mangrove Boardwalk is something to look forward to as you ponder how it entwined through a thicket of corals and a mangrove forest. It is this very place that lizards, birds and snakes have found an ecosystem that favours their survival.

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Pharis Kinyua is the editor of See Africa Today. With over seven years of experience in digital media, he has a soft spot for African tours and travel. His drive is to tell the rest of the world what Africa offers, the best accommodation facilities, national parks, culture, shopping malls and best airline deals to travel to Africa

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