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5 Things to do in Zanzibar

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
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1. Diving by the Pemba Channel

The location of Pemba between the Pemba channel and the open ocean is the key for the most incredibly exciting drift dives you will ever make! You will find wrecks, night diving, deep dives and manta rays. In the clear blue shallow waters, coral gardens provide shelter to a wide range of small tropical fish, including butterfly fish, anthias, the endemic chromis damsels, leaf-fish, and fire dartfish. Ribbon eels, star fish, manti shrimps, many types of nudibranchs are some of the sedentary species living  between bommies and gorgonian sea fans. a good address in Nungwi is Zanzibar Watersports, they organize dives across the island, most often in Mnemba Atoll – The ad also lists other activities!

1. Big Game Fishing

Zanzibar Big Game Fishing is based at the northern tip of the island. The channel between Zanzibar and Pemba in particular, is an internationally renowned site consistently providing first-rate big game fishing opportunities.  With large schools of Barracuda, Wahoo, Kingfish and Giant Travelli in the area all year round, and seasonal visits from many other species such as Marlin, big game fishing with Zanzibar Big Game Fishing will be thrilling experience you will never forget! You catch, you tag, you release.

3. Visit Stone Town

Stone Town also known as (Swahili for “old town”) is the old part of Zanzibar City, the main city of Zanzibar, in Tanzania. It is located on the western coast of Unguja, the main island of the Zanzibar Archipelago and flourishing centre of the spice trade as well as the slave trade in the 19th century. Stone Town is the main city on Zanzibar. It is a city of prominent historical and artistic importance in East Africa. Its architecture, mostly dating back to the 19th century, reflects the diverse influences underlying the Swahili culture, with a unique mixture of Moorish, Arab, Persian, Indian and European elements. For this reason, the town has been included in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites in 2000.

4. Stay at Kilindi

Kilindi Zanzibar is part of Elewana Collection and known to be one of the top luxurious hotels!

5. Just do nothing

Do nothing all day at beach at Kilindi at low tide – day beds perfect for chilling and doing nothing!

By N.A has traveled around the world and extensively across South East Asia and the Indian Ocean Islands. He has a keen interest for travel photography, the travel industry, and hotels In his free time, enjoys sports fishing, hiking and loves adventures. 

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