There are many sides to Zanzibar, and each one offers something different for the adventurous tourist. Plan your next trip to one of Zanzibar’s memorable coastal beaches.
Zanzibar is revered for several of its popular tourist attractions, including the House of Wonders, Turkish baths, the Sultan’s Palace, and the breathtaking gardens that accompany the Portuguese fort. You can even take a tour of the plantations where spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and clovesÂ are cultivated.
While all these attractions are worth the trip, still, many tourists head to Zanzibar to hit the sandy beaches that make up the four coasts of the archipelago. The beaches from each coast differ from each other, so you can choose your destination based on what you’re looking for.
Smooth, white sandy beaches and a lazy tide create the perfect atmosphere for a fun-in-the-sun getaway. When the sun gets too hot, take a tour of the slave caves, where slaves were secretly transported out of Zanzibar after the save market closed in 1873.
When the tide is low, the coast paints a colourful picture of intricate coral reefs, starfish, and intriguing sea anemones. See what you can discover between the sand bars of this compelling coastline.
This area covers the Menai Bay Conservation area where protected species like the sea turtle come to breed and lay eggs onÂ the beaches. Along this coast, you can also take a walk through the Jozani Forest where you may encounter other rare species such as antelope and the Red Colobus Monkey.
Mangapwani Beach is the destination for tourists visiting the Western coast of Zanzibar, where the sands are clean, the waters are clear, and everything you need is within reach. You don’t have to go far for lunch here, as there is a restaurant and a bar accessible from the beach area.