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10 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Zanzibar

Zanzibar is a beautiful and picturesque island that everyone should visit while in Tanzania. The beaches are serene, the nightlife is exciting and full of life, the locals are very welcoming and friendly, and most of all, Zanzibar has an aura that you will not find anywhere else. The top ten rated tourist attractions in Zanzibar include:

Nungwi Beach

Nungwi is one of the many famous beaches of Zanzibar. Considered one of the cleanest and attractive beaches in Zanzibar, Nungwi is not only a great place to sit back and relax. You can also find many water-related sporting activities that you can indulge in and have fun.

The Baraka Natural Aquarium

The Baraka Natural Aquarium is a place in Nungwi Beach where you can go to see turtles.  Tourists can feed and swim with the turtles at the Aquarium. The turtles that reside here are brought in by fishermen who have accidentally caught them in their nets. The turtles are provided with a home until they recover and are old enough to be returned to the ocean.

Paje Beach

Another fun-filled and beautiful beach, Paje Beach, is another must-visit place in Zanzibar. The beach is peaceful and has a unique nightlife, and you can also explore the many water-sport activities in the location and the diving centers.

Stone Town

Stone Town is the most famous destination in Zanzibar. The famous market boasts some of the most cultural shops in the region, and you can find many local and cultural things to take back home. Apart from the shops, there are many restaurants you can dine in with amazing views of the sunset and beaches. The Stone Town market is also well-known for its beautiful and archaic building designs.

Slave Market Memorial

The Slave Market Memorial is located in Stone Town. It depicts the past struggles that the locals had to endure under the strict and cruel leadership. The memorial symbolizes the people’s challenges and shows how far they have come since then. It is a bit of Tanzanian history that will captivate you. The memorial was built on the exact location the slaves used to be put on display.

The Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond

The Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond opened in 1993. The natural pool is home to various species of turtles, and the non-profit organization is dedicated to preserving its inhabitants. Tourists can interact and see the turtles. Furthermore, in February, you can even assist the conservationists when hundreds of hatchlings crawl to the beach and into the sea.

Kendwa Rocks

The Kendwa Rocks Beach Resort is a luxurious resort in Zanzibar. The resort is famous for its Full Moon Party, open to all visitors in the region. You can go there for a night of dancing and a party with the locals.

Forodhani Gardens

The Forodhani Gardens is a unique market where you will find local street foods. It is an excellent place to spend the night walking around and trying all the excellent, different, and cultural street food, and it is perfect for foodie travelers.

The Rock

The Rock is a unique restaurant in Pingwe, Zanzibar, popular amongst tourists not because of its food but its location. Situated in the middle of the water and built on a rock, the restaurant has a theme that will compel you to visit it at least once. Furthermore, getting to The Rock is another fun activity, and you will take a boat if the tide is high and walk when the tide is low.

Jozani Forest Reserve

The Jozani Forest Reserve is the perfect destination for you if you want to go on a nature walk. The forest is filled with a diverse range of exotic fauna and flora that will captivate you.

Zanzibar is a fascinating, beautiful, and thrilling adventure. To learn more about the beauties of Tanzania, read our Tanzania Travel Guide.