The Spice Island

Zanzibar is an amazing island with fantastic beaches, great marine life for diving and snorkel-ing, spice farms, historical buildings, Stone Town and friendly people. If you want to go some-where just to relax, Zanzibar’s beaches and resorts along the whole coast is perfect. If you want to do some activities and sightseeing around the Island we have made a small guide of things to do in Zanzibar. Wild Tracks has good knowledge about the Island and can recommend many hotels, areas and sights on the island. Contact us if you want help arranging a trip to Zanzibar. Many people like to relax in Zanzibar after an exciting and memorable safari.

Stone town
The heart of Stone Town is a maze of narrow alleys with beautiful high houses, some containing shops, bazaars and mosques. The streets are too narrow for cars so the town is quiet and walk-ing friendly, with bicycles and motorbikes. Stone Town is a city of prominent historical and ar-tistic importance in East Africa. There are unique mixtures of Arab, Persian, Indian and Euro-pean elements. For this reason the town was designated as an UNESCO World Heritage site in 2000. Besides having interesting architectural features in most of its houses, Stone Town is punctuated with major historical buildings, several of which are found in the seafront; these include former palaces of the sultans, fortifications, churches, mosques, and other institutional buildings. You can spend a whole day just walking around looking at beautiful buildings and important land marks. There are also activities to do around Stone Town and nearby islands:

• House of Wonders
• The Old Fort
• The Palace Museum
• The Anglican Cathedral of Christ Church/Former slave market
• The Roman Catholic cathedral of St. Joseph
• David Livingstone's House
• Tippu Tip's House
• The High Court of Justice
• The Aga Khan Mosque
• The Forodhani Gardens
• The Darajani Market
• The Peace Memorial Museum
• Prison Island
• Chumbe Island

Zanzibar Island

Water activities
There are many activities to do at sea in Zanzibar, from snorkeling and diving, to kiting and boat trips. Nungwi is a perfect place for snorkeling and big game fishing, Paje has much wind and is popular for kiting. The Kizimkazi area is popular for diving with dolphins. No matter where you go you will have the opportunity to do something fun, and booking is usually easy done close to your hotel.

Spice tour
The history of Zanzibar would not be the same without spices like cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and pepper. Before, the island was a center in the world trading routes. When you are visiting Zanzibar the popular Spice Tour is a must-see. On the tour you will learn about spices, herbs, traditional Zanzibar dishes, exotic fruits and in the end of the tour you will be invited to eat a traditional lunch in a local house.

Joazani forest
This forest is one of the last remaining places in the world where you can find the Red Colubus Monkey. They were endangered species, but numbers have increased in recent years thanks to conservation work by the nature reserve working closely with the local people. The forest has excellent nature trails and a walk through its impressive flora and fauna is one of the highlights Zanzibar has to offer.

Nungwi Cultural Village Tour
Nungwi lays on the northern part of Zanzibar Island. The tour starts in the morning as it is the best time to visit Nungwi Village. At that time the fish market is in full activity. You can also visit the natural aquarium; a home to endangered sea turtles and a variety of fish. The Nungwi Boat Yard is also a great experience where you’ll meet the ship yard owner and learn how dhows are built.