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If you are looking for an exotic holiday, you can definitely consider a visit to Zanzibar, an island in Tanzania. Located in the Indian Ocean towards the far end of Tanzania, this idyllic location is the perfect getaway when you are in need of one.
There are a number of amazing things that you can do here and you will be surprised at the sort of luxury and comfort that will engulf you on this holiday!
The scintillating days by the beach
Zanzibar beaches are some of the most glorious ones and you can lounge in the perfect beachside chairs, enjoying cocktails and local delicacies. Talk about massages and spa therapies by the beach; your senses will be tantalized by the warm sun and sands, the aroma of the massage oils as well as the general sense of relaxation and calm at this beautiful location. Walk hand in hand with your special someone or frolic round the beach with your family or friends, try water sports such as snorkelling or scuba diving and make the most of your holiday to this slice of heaven on earth. The Full Moon Party in Zanzibar is very famous and you can join in all the fun and action there with your friends and family.
Visit the capital Stone Town
Walking into Stone Town, the capital of Zanzibar, you will feel like you are transported to some sort of Arabian Nights movie! It is not just its rustic charm that will draw your attention, but also because of its history that can be explored best through the eyes of a local. You may choose to take a local tourist-guide along with you to explore every nook and crevice of the place or simply walk through on your own. There are a number of beautiful antique and handicrafts shops in the vicinity and you can pick up some priceless collectibles from here.
Visit the markets
The shopping places in Zanzibar are a mix of shops and souk style flea markets. These markets are representative of the old and the new of the island. One can find anything, from clothes to handbags and shoes to fresh local produce of vegetables and fruits etc. and you might be able to get good discounts if you haggle hard.
History and hamams
There is a lot of ancient history that Zanzibar is built on and one can walk through the city, and visit places such as Maruhubi Palace, Mtoni Palace and several other ruins, each having a unique story to tell, which can be deciphered only when you patiently listen to everything! Besides, you can be a part of the luxurious hamam culture of the city that will give you the best body cleansing!
Dhow sailing, turtle and dolphin watching
The traditional Dhow sailing boat is an amazing way to explore the area around the waters. Snorkelling can be done at Mnemba and if you are lucky, you will be able to see a number of underwater animals such as turtles, dolphins and barracudas. Imagine sailing in these quiet boats, sipping on fine champagne, sunbathing and taking occasional dips in the sea! You can also visit the historic prison island and see the oldest living turtles.
Enjoy the typical Zanzibar cuisine
You have to try the typical Zanzibar foods that are very different from anything you have ever had before. Mkate Mayai, Forodhani (Zanzibari Pizza), Uji and so on, have to be tried for sure. Besides, there are restaurants serving all the main cuisines of the world, so if you ever miss food from back home, you don’t have to worry!