If you hadn’t figured it out already, Zanzibar is one of my favorite places in the world. I’ve been there 4 times and am itching to go back again later this year.

Everything about Zanzibar appeals to me, the history, the culture, the beaches, the activities, the flavorsome food – it’s all pretty amazing. To book ultra luxury safaris you can check online.

Zanzibar isn’t really the first place that springs to mind though when you think about backpacking or even for a 2-week holiday – but really it’s perfect for both. Plus, it’s damn beautiful. I’m not the kind of gal who lies on the beach all day (have you seen my skin?) or neither am I the type to just go see a place.



I want to experience it. I love to get an insight into everyday life, meet local people, get to the off the beaten path places, but also love doing the touristy stuff. Good things become touristy for a reason, right?

Zanzibar is the perfect place for immersive travel so it ticks all my boxes. So with this list, I aim to give you some ideas of all the awesome things you can do on the magical island of Zanzibar.

Most evenings, just before sunset some of the local boys perform acrobatics and capoeira on the beach outside the Livingstone Beach Restaurant in Stone Town.

The beach, whilst not idyllic like those out of the city, is usually busy with both locals and tourists enjoying the early evening light and splashing about in the water.