Zanzibar Marine Life

Discover Magical Zanzibar

Zanzibar is one of the most popular destinations in Tanzania. Though people arrive in Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro or to view the Great Migration, there are many who just come to Tanzania to spend quality time in Zanzibar. In fact, a lot of people who climb Mount Kilimanjaro come to Zanzibar to rest and recuperate. The white sand beaches in Zanzibar along with the wonderful award winning lodges like Kichanga Lodge ensure that you are adequately rested and rejuvenated. Many people even extend their stays to just enjoy a few more days relaxing and also discovering the magical Zanzibar.

The beaches and the white sand are a big draw but an even bigger draw is the reefs and the corals. If you do not already know Zanzibar is one of the premier snorkeling destinations in the world. It is a great place for both beginners as well as experienced snorkelers. Apart from snorkelling the place is famous for its kitesurfing. The beaches around Kichanga Lodge are well known for kite surfing as the wind is ideal and the sea is also calm. The clear waters and the sea animals are also a major draw. You can view dolphins here and kids love them. Many people visit Zanzibar to sight dolphins.

Stone Town is another major attraction. The largest town in Zanzibar, the city is immersed in history, with  it’s unique Swahili architecture, Persian and Arab inspired, and the maze of narrow, twisty lanes lined with fabulous stalls and shops. You will learn a lot by just walking down the streets of Stone Town. You can look at the architecture, the doors etc. The people are very friendly in Zanzibar and you can interact with them in the cafés and restaurants. The National Museum is a place that every visitor should visit as you will learn a lot about the past and the culture of the country.

Zanzibar is famous for its spices and a spice tour is mandatory for all tourists. On a spice tour you will actually be taken to a spice farm and the experienced guides will show you how the spices are grown and how they are harvested etc. You will also learn how the spices should be used. Most spice tours will provide you food cooked using the spices so that you can savour them as they should be savoured. You can also buy spices for your home at the end of the tour.

Zanzibar is also famous the world over for the internationally acclaimed, ‘The Rock Restaurant’. The Rock sits on a rock in the middle of the water. Depending on the tide you can walk to the restaurant or take a boat to reach it. The food is simple fare but delicious. The ambience is something that has to be experienced to be believed. The owners of Kichanga Lodge are also the owners of the Rock restaurant. The Rock restaurant is almost always full as there are only limited seats, so you should always reserve seats and head there.

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