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Zanzibar see + do
Sightseeing in Zanzibar is the logical end to Tanzania's classic bush-to-beach safari. After a week of bumping along on game drives in the Serengeti or climbing Kilimanjaro, a few days of lazing on the islands' pearl-white beaches feels like a hard-earned reward. But visitors taking their first trip to the "Spice Islands" might be surprised by all they have to offer. Take a few days to explore Stone Town, where the weathered facades still recall the city's 19th-century prominence as one of the region's most important ports, then visit the island's sprawling spice plantations or a lush forest sanctuary that's home to one of Africa's rarest primates.
Oh, and about those beaches: Zanzibar is awash in dazzling stretches of sand. But some of the archipelago's greatest rewards are offshore, where world-class coral reefs lure divers and snorkelers to explore a colorful underwater kingdom. Spend some time diving the dramatic shelf off the coast of Pemba or snorkeling the spectacular coral gardens around Mnemba and Chumbe.