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Domestic Flights

If you plan to explore more than the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar, you might look for domestic flights. Zanzibar is well connected with Tanzania's capital Dar es Salaam and the...more

user review | Hotel: Fundu Lagoon, Zanzibar

Fundu Lagoon

Fundu Lagoon was one of the most magical, lovely, sublime places I've ever visited. It is brilliantly and very thoughtfully run - and carefully taken care of. The staff members are...more

user review | Hotel: 236 Hurumzi, Stone Town

236 Hurumzi

I would not recommend Hurumzi. We were very excited about staying in this hotel ("the most romantic hotel in Africa" etc. etc.) but almost everything about it was...more

Soak up all the island's riches

Buy a brightly printed kanga, take it to a tailor and have a traditional East African dress made. The fabric is beautiful; wrap your shoulders with a gorgeous Zanzibar scarf to be...more

Don't Listen

Don't listen to "advice" from friends before you go to a new place.   more

Best advice I received for trip to Tanzania

The best two pieces of advice I received before planning my trip to Tanzania was never to depend on rechargeable batteries and to bring lots of new ones. And, bring extra contacts if...more

Heaven on Earth in Zanzibar

I really wanted to stay in a resort recommended to me by someone. Alas, it was booked solid and my travel agent reserved a cottage for me at Sultan Palace. What a wonderful place that...more

user review | Hotel: Zanzibar Palace Hotel, Stone Town

fishing dao tours

Many of the traditional fishing Dao(boat) will book a night sail when they are done working for the day. They can look sketchy but are remarkable and fun. They will sail around and you...more

Mafia Island

We were told, 'if you want amazing beaches in East Africa, go to Zanzibar' thankfully we didn't follow that advice, we went to Mafia Island. To a lodge standing on...more

Eat your way through a spice plantation tour

If you've made it all the way to Zanzibar you MUST take a plantation tour. Now where else are you walking along and the guide starts pointing out fresh papaya and how it's...more

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