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Zanzibar East Coast: home to the island’s best and most idyllic beaches, the east coast is home to a wide range of lodges and hotels but the tidal aspect of the Indian Ocean may mean you have to walk to go swimming or snorkeling. East Coast of Zanzibar is one of the most ideal places for a beach holiday, relaxation, and honeymoons.
The east coast has some of Zanzibar’s best beaches, including Matemwe beach, Makunduchi, Pongwe, Michamvi Peninsula, Paje, Kiwengwa, Michamvi, and Chwaka, Pongwe, and Uroa.
The most famous and luxurious, top range of the Zanzibar East coast Hotels include Balaza Beach Resort, The Palm Zanzibar, and Zawadi Hotel. Medium-priced hotels include Pongwe Beach Hotel, Pongwe Bay Resort, Uroa Bay Beach Resort, and Paradise Beach Resort.
Budget hotels include Kai Funk, Pearl Beach Zanzibar, Shanuo Beach Bungalows, Manana Beach Bungalows, Kichanga Lodge, Palumbo Reef Beach Resort, Samaki Lodge, Seasons Lodge.
The beach hotels of the Zanzibar East coast cater to a diverse clientele. There are so many things to do in Zanzibar, these include;
* Visit Prison Island (Changuu)
* Learn to Cook Zanzibari Style
* Eat lunch at The Rock Restaurant
* See the Red Colobus Monkeys in Jozani Forest
* Shopping in Stone Town is great, like a tiny version of Marrakech
* Go Deep Sea Fishing – Zanzibar is a mecca for deep-sea fishermen!
* Go on Safari Blue – Safari Blue is known to be Zanzibar’s best boat trip!
* Take a Spice Tour – Zanzibar is called ‘The Spice Island’ due to the spices grown on the island
* Shopping experience at Darajani Market the (heartbeat of Stone Town) where you can buy Spices and Fabrics
* Wandering around Stone Town, which is the old town of Zanzibar City, the capital of the Zanzibar archipelago
* Dine at a Rooftop Restaurant at the magical Emerson on Hurumzi, with a beautiful view over the city and live Taarab music
* Scuba or Snorkel at the Mnemba Atoll – Take a trip out to the Mnemba Atoll and go snorkeling or scuba diving in one of the most beautiful spots around
* Some evenings, just before sunset watch local boys perform acrobatics and capoeira on the beach outside the Livingstone Beach Restaurant in Stone Town
* Take a Village Tour with a guide to get an insight into daily life whilst contributing to the local economy. Jambiani on the east coast is a great village to visit and the people very welcoming
* Eat at a Zanzibar Pizza at Forodhani Gardens on the seafront of Stone Town where street vendors set up their stalls, selling seafood and meat kebabs, samosas, urojo soup (Zanzibar Mix), fruit, grilled maize, Zanzibar pizzas, and sugar cane juice to tourists and locals alike
* Take a Walking Tour of Stone Town a UNESCO World Heritage Centre visit interesting places such as include the House of Wonders (which sadly collapsed on Christmas Day 2020 – sums up 2020 hey?), the Old Fort, Freddie Mercury’s House, St Joseph’s Cathedral, the Hamamni Persian Baths, Jaws Corner, the Abeid Curio Shop and the Zanzibar Cultural Arts Centre