- The Zanzibar archipelago is a grouping of islands that boast some of the most stunning beaches in the world. Zanzibar is a part of Tanzania, but it is more independent. Residents prefer to refer to themselves as Zanzibaris. Residents elect their leaders and have their governing structures. Islam is the predominant religion on the island. The Sultan of Oman, an Arab ruler, ruled the island for many centuries after capturing it from the Portuguese.
Things To Do In Zanzibar
Zanzibar Island is a great place to relax after climbing Kilimanjaro or to enjoy a relaxing island getaway.
This island lies off the Eastern coast of Africa. It has a rich past as both a trading post and colony.
Africa’s highest peak at 5,895m, Mount Kilimanjaro, is Tanzania’s most famous image. Mount Kilimanjaro National Park is unlike other parks in northern Tanzania. It’s not visit for wildlife. But to admire the beautiful snowcapp mountains and climb up to the summit.
Mount Kilimanjaro is accessible at all times, but the best time to climb it is between late June and October during the dry season.
Kilimanjaro is a World Heritage Site. It was creat by volcanic activity along the Rift valley more than 1 million years ago.
The three volcanic cones Shira and Kibo formed around 750,000 years ago are called Mawenzi, and Kibo. Uhuru Peak, one of the Seven Summits, is the highest point.
From farmland at the lower levels, the mountain rises to alpine meadows and rainforest at the summits. You will find elephants, buffaloes, monkeys and monkeys on the slopes of the rainforest. Bird watchers will find a lot of birds of prey in the alpine zone.
Although there is no immediate project. The government approve in 2020 a plan for a cable car to be built on Mt. Kilimanjaro. It would be built at 3,700m above sea level.
Serengeti National Park
The vast Serengeti National Park is home to millions of animals that live on this barren plain. The annual wildebeest movement is its most prominent feature. However, you can also find the Big Five and more than 500 species of birds on the Serengeti.
The Serengeti is Tanzania’s second-largest national park. Each year, thousands of tourists visit the Serengeti. Between June and September are the best months to view wildlife in Serengeti National Park.
The wet season runs from March to May, and the coldest time is June to October.
It is a spectacular natural event and a significant draw for tourists.
Enjoy the beaches to your satisfaction.
Few island paradises are left where you can walk out of your hotel and enjoy the beautiful beach by yourself. Mnemba Island off Zanzibar has only 12 rooms. It is a paradise that only the most sophisticated, well-informed travelers have ever visited.
A visit to Mnemba may be out of your budget. However, there are many beaches in Zanzibar that are unpopulated and ready for you to explore. It is the perfect time to discover hidden islands paradises, as tourism is steadily increasing.
Live the Local Way of Life aboard a Sailboat
As I sailed away into the sunset, I could not help but pinch myself to make sure this was real life. Champagne in one hand, camera in another, it was almost as if the whole sea was my own as the sunset on Mnemba Island to my right and Zanzibar’s coast to my left.
Given the abundance of natural resources, seafood and fishing is a significant part of local culture. Even if you don’t like seafood (I have been a vegetarian for 11+ years), you can still appreciate the culture and get a better appreciation for island life.
Discover Beautiful Coral Reefs by Snorkeling or Scuba Diving
The tranquil turquoise waters of Zanzibar conceal vibrant reefs, making it a paradise for snorkelers as well as scuba divers. There are over 30 dive sites available, from British shipwrecks off Stone Town to Mnemba Island’s coral walls.
You can base yourself in Nungwi to have the opportunity to dive on Leven Bank. The nutrient-rich currents attract large game fish such as tuna, trevally and shoals barracuda. The boat is often sight with humpback whales, which can hear underwater from August to September.
One Ocean, Tanzania’s oldest dive operator, offers PADI courses and divemaster-led fun diving from three locations in Zanzibar: Stone Town (Matemwe), Kiwengwa (Kiwengwa).