When you think of Zanzibar, you immediately picture serene, sandy, and sunny beaches, snorkeling, diving, and many other activities. But what happens in Zanzibar when the sun goes down? If you are not sure what to do when everyone starts heading to their hotels at sunset, look no further. Zanzibar is just as eventful during the night as it is during the day. Here are the top 15 things you can do in Zanzibar at night.
Stone Town has a life of its own at night. Just taking a stroll through Stone Town is uber satisfying. You can also visit the many unique eateries and indulge in the local cuisines.
The Beach House Restaurant
A popular eatery in Stone Town, The Beach House Restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy the beautiful sunset while waiting for your food.
6 Degrees South Grill and Wine Bar
6 Degrees is another well-known restaurant in Stone Town. It is a rooftop restaurant that provides a calming and serene atmosphere, overlooking the Indian Ocean.
The Taarab Restaurant is a must-visit for people who love indulging in seafood. It is another one of Stone Town’s rooftop restaurants that is popular with tourists.
Garage Club is the go-to place for the disco-lovers. The club has great DJs and plays excellent music. If partying hard is your vibe, Garage Club is your style.
If you want to stick to the beaches and are looking for a party, visit Kendwa Rocks Beach Hotel to dance the night away at their illustrious Full Moon Party.
If you want to mix and mingle with the locals while enjoying the nightlife, you should visit Starehe Club. Its ambience, relaxing music, and tranquil atmosphere will sweep you away.
Forodhani Gardens is a street market away from all the loud music where you can indulge in local street food delicacies and be entertained by the performers. The Forodhani Gardens is another great place to live life like a local.
Sweet Easy is another place where you can meet with locals and have a good time out at night. The place offers pool tables, great food, and a great selection of drinks. Sip your cocktail, play pool with the locals, and socialize till the sun goes up.
Moving away from Stone Town and into Nungwi, Gerry’s Bar is located a little further away from the other bars. However, it is worth trekking the distance, as Gerry’s Bar is a great place to chill and relax by the water.
Another exciting bar in Nungwi, Coccobello, offers a more local experience. You will be dancing to local beats all night.
Cholo’s Disco Bar
Cholo’s Disco Bar is a beach-side bar where the party goes on all night. Party, music, dance, drink and eat. Everything is perfect here.
Paje by Night
If you fancy a night with other tourists, head towards the Paje by Night beach bar. The bar has fun themed parties every night.
Red Monkey Lodge
Situated in Jambiani, this place offers everything ranging from casual beach parties to performing arts.
Located in Pingwe, The Rock is one of the most well-known beach bars in Africa. Its unique location in the water has made this bar stand out. When the tide is shallow, you can walk to the bar from the beach; however, you will need to take a boat to the bar during the high tide. It is literally a bar/restaurant on a rock.
Zanzibar’s nightlife is just as magical, fun, and adventurous as its sunny beaches. Staying a few days in Zanzibar is a must. Relax during the day and party throughout the night. Don’t forget to check out the Tanzania Travel Guide while you’re there.