Zanzibar is an island chain just off the coast of Africa that is a hidden gem for travelers. Read on to see why you should be among the travelers who visit Zanzibar.
With the advent of social media tourism numbers for this breathtaking destination have been on the rise since this tropical spot makes a great place to get away from it all.
The natives are very friendly and gregarious and tourism is one of their main industries. The native language is Swahili but doesn’t worry, hotels like the ones you’ll find at Our Zanzibar Group have staff that speaks English making a vacation or special occasion here seamless.
Zanzibar is nonetheless a relatively affordable country to visit, with travelers being able to get by on as little as $20 per person a day. On the other hand, a daily budget of $47 per person will make your trip a great deal more comfortable.
Of course, the most popular pastimes in the entire country revolve around visiting the powdery, white sand beaches for which the country is rapidly becoming famous.
Here you can find travelers surfing the waves, snorkeling around the spectacular coral reefs, kayaking the crystal waters, swimming with the dolphins, and participating in other beach-related activities.
Even travelers in the high seasons are likely to have the gorgeous beaches all to themselves. You’ll also end up taking in some truly gorgeous sunrises and sunsets.
If you feel like splurging a little, a good way to do that is to take a boat ride around the islands or rent an open-air beachside bungalow to call home during your stay. For best results, go to either the south or east coast of the islands.
Zanzibar is also a popular destination for environmentally friendly tourism, particularly since a number of unique species make their home here. Visitors will certainly enjoy the relaxed, local pace of life and the generally sunny weather.
Average daily temperatures in this country run around 80 degrees, with slightly cooler nights than days. The weather is at it’s warmest during January and February, with the rainiest months being in April and May.
The local climate is ideal for growing delicious tropical fruits and spices, which can be yours for rock bottom prices. Be sure and try the local version of coconut water during your stay. After all, this as real as it gets with straws stuck into these hard-shelled fruits.
There’s naturally a great deal of tasty seafood available on these islands as well. You might even want to try your hand at classes that teach you how to cook the local delicacies so that you can show off your newly acquired skills when you return from a visit to Zanzibar.
There are still some things that visitors should keep in mind during their travels here. The majority of the island resident is devout Muslims, so visitors should hold the utmost respect and avoid public displays of affection and/or public drunkenness.
Visitors should also follow local dress norm by keeping their arms and legs covered at all times, especially when they are away from the beach areas. During the month of Ramadan, eating in public, chewing gum, and smoking are generally frowned upon and it’s additionally considered impolite to talk about eating in front of others. If you keep those things in mind, you’re sure to have a wonderful trip.
Zanzibar is an exceptional place to visit and one that you will never forget! Have you ever been? What did you like most about it? Share your experiences with us!