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10 Awesome Things To Do In Zanzibar At Night

  • Forodhani Night Food Market

One of the best things tourists can do in Zanzibar is to visit Forodhani Night Food Market for dinner. This top spot in Stone Town is excellent for an authentic street food experience as one can try dishes such as Ugali, Nyama Choma, Mandazi, Chipsi Mayai, Kuku Paka, Zanzibar Pizza, Mshikaki, Samosa, Pilao, Mtori, Urojo soup, and Biryani or drinks such as ginger tea and sugarcane juice. The food is delicious and is made with a blend of spices such as lemongrass, nutmeg, pepper, coriander, turmeric, cumin, garlic, ginger, cardamom, vanilla. and cloves. 


  • Full Moon Party at Kendwa

Those who wish to experience Zanzibar’s nightlife should visit Kendwa beach and join a full moon party. This is a great opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable and fun-filled night as tourists can enjoy singing, dancing, and drinking on the beach! They can meet people from all over the world, as well as local singers, dancers, fire-eaters, and acrobats!


  • Dinner at the Rock Restaurant

An awesome night-time experience to enjoy in Zanzibar is to eat at the extraordinary Rock Restaurant, a famous eatery located in the middle of the sea. Situated at the Michanwi Pingwe beach, this is a great spot for a mouth watering and hearty dinner, with foods such as squid, octopus, prawns, pasta, gnocchi, Swahili spaghetti, meat skewers, lobster, calamari, and rice!


  • Stay at the Zanzibari Hotel

Spending a night in a top rated hotel is a luxurious and memorable experience. Tourists can stop at the Zanzibari, a boutique hotel located on Nungwi Beach. Guests can stay in private, well equipped rooms, and enjoy services and facilities such as free WiFi, comfortable beds, balconies with stunning views, a bar, a pool, and the Dhow restaurant. They can also relax and unwind at the spa which offers a variety of de-stressing treatments, skin care remedies, soothing massages, manicures, pedicures, and beauty treatments. This resort provides both comfort, and luxury, and the friendly staff is always available to help make the stay comfortable and relaxing.


  • Stargazing at the Beach

Since Zanzibar is sparsely populated, the levels of light pollution are much lesser than other crowded regions. This makes the beaches ideal for stargazing as tourists can enjoy watching the starry sky during clear weather. On some occasions, they can even see the Milky Way galaxy!


  • Drink and dance at a bar

Drinking, dancing, and socializing at bars is a fun-filled activity tourists can enjoy at night in Zanzibar. They can go to Coccobello to dance to local music or enjoy chilled drinks. They can go to Gerry’s Bar and Restaurant to enjoy good music and great food! Another top bar is Cholo Disco Bar at Nungwi Beat where tourists can enjoy upbeat music and top rated drinks.


  • Sunset Cruise or Dhow Ride

Dhows are traditional boats that are widely used in East Africa and the sunset is the best time to go on a dhow ride or cruise. Tourists can enjoy a calming dhow ride while watching the glorious sunset above the serene sea. The serenity and tranquility of the experience can help travelers unwind and create a beautiful memory that will stay with them forever. 


  • Dinner at the Beach

Zanzibar is a great location for eating fresh seafood. Tourists can enjoy fresh grilled fish at the beach, or pack food for a relaxing picnic on the sand. At night, tourists can get fresh seafood at the beach and enjoy a hearty and delicious dinner that they will remember forever. 


  • Party at a Nightclub

Partying at a nightclub is an unforgettable and exhilarating experience. Tourists can go to Dharma Lounge to find loud music, a massive dance floor, and great drinks. Local DJs play great music so tourists can enjoy dancing to the beat. They can also go to Garage Club for a disco night full of hip-hop music and fun-filled dancing. 


  • Camping

Spending a night in a camp is a great idea, especially for adventure-seekers. Tourists can find lodges and camps at Nungwi beach, Jambiani beach, and Mazinini, and enjoy an exciting night of stargazing, bonfires, and relaxing on the beach. They can also go for a night swim or enjoy the view of the stars and moon over the vast serene ocean.