5 Must-See Day-Trip Destinations in Zanzibar

The Rock restaurant, Zanzibar.
The Rock restaurant, Zanzibar. Photo by Patrick Mueller on Unsplash

Most people visiting Zanzibar are there to simply sit back, relax, and soak up the sun, but there’s more to this beautiful archipelago than meets the eye. If you want to explore its colorful history and culture, here are a couple of day-trips you should consider taking during your visit.

Stone Town

Stone Town is the main tourist attraction in Zanzibar City, and its architecture represents the unusual mix of different cultures that occupied its shores over the centuries.

Spice Farms

Zanzibar is sometimes referred to as “Spice Islands” because it’s known as a major spice exporter. You can explore its many spice farms during your visit and bring some spices back home.

The Rock Restaurant

Located on Michamvi Pingwe Beach, this unusual restaurant became one of Zanzibar’s most picturesque attractions thanks to its unique position on a rock in the middle of the ocean.

Prison Island

Changuu aka Prison Island once served as a prison for rebellious slaves, but it’s now a major tourist attraction thanks to the colony of giant tortoises that inhabit its shores.

Nakupenda Beach

Zanzibar is home to countless beautiful beaches, but Nakupenda is truly special since it consists of a long stretch of sand in the middle of the Indian Ocean.