Zanzibar, Tanzania 2018

Zanzibar, Tanzania 2018

Why visit Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam? 

I wanted to have an enjoyable holiday and source African textiles.

Interesting places to visit, availability of textiles, cost, weather, length of flights, and VISA requirements were all taken into consideration when choosing a destination.

I was very happy with my decision; textiles were sourced, interesting places visited, and many photos taken.

I stayed 5 nights in Stone Town at The Seyyida Hotel and Spa.

Zanzibar's Stone Town was designated a "World Heritage Sire" by UNESCO in 2000. There are over 1000 coral "stone" buildings having architectural significance and more than 200 carved doors.

Over the centuries, Zanzibar has been visited and occupied by explorers, traders and settlers. Persians, Arabs, Indians and Europeans have all had their time, and left their impression. One of the most exciting things about Zanzibar its collection of cultures. You will see it in the people, cuisine, clothing and architecture.

All images in the first section below were taken around Stone Town.

Foreshore and fishing boats Stone Town Zanzibar

Foreshore and fishing boats Stone Town Zanzibar

Jaws Corner Stone Town Zanzibar

Jaws Corner Stone Town Zanzibar

One of the many carved doors Stone Town Zanzibar is known for

One of the many carved doors Stone Town Zanzibar is known for

Stone Town Zanzibar

Stone Town Zanzibar

Wood carved frames Stone Town Zanzibar

Wood carved frames Stone Town Zanzibar

Colourful fruit and woven items Stone Town Zanzibar

Colourful fruit and woven items Stone Town Zanzibar

Emerson Spice Hotel Stone Town Zanzibar

Emerson Spice Hotel Stone Town Zanzibar

Cake shop Stone Town Zanzibar

Cake shop Stone Town Zanzibar

African print fabrics Stone Town Zanzibar

African print fabrics Stone Town Zanzibar

Baobao tree stone Town Zanzibar

Baobao tree stone Town Zanzibar

Lukmann restaurant Stone Town Zanzibar

Lukmann restaurant Stone Town Zanzibar

Monument built to commemorate a visit by Princess Margaret. Forodhani Gardens Stone Town Zanzibar

Monument built to commemorate a visit by Princess Margaret. Forodhani Gardens Stone Town Zanzibar

Historic building stone Town Zanzibar

Historic building stone Town Zanzibar

Abyssinian Maritim an Ethiopian restaurant Stone Town Zanzibar

Abyssinian Maritim an Ethiopian restaurant Stone Town Zanzibar

Coffee house with street view Stone Town Zanzibar

Coffee house with street view Stone Town Zanzibar

Street view Stone Town Zanzibar

Street view Stone Town Zanzibar

Nakupenda Sunset Dhow Cruise from Stone Town. Great entertainment, food and drinks.

Sunset dhow cruise Stone Town Zanzibar

Sunset dhow cruise Stone Town Zanzibar

Sunset dhow cruise Stone Town Zanzibar

Sunset dhow cruise Stone Town Zanzibar

I took a taxi from Stown Town to the southern tip of Zanzibar and up the east coast to the iconic The Rock restaurant. 

Fisherman changing shifts at Kizimkazi Mtendeni, a beautiful bay at southern tip of Zanzibar.

Fisherman changing shifts at Kizimkazi Mtendeni, a beautiful bay at southern tip of Zanzibar.

Kizimkazi Mtendeni Zanzibar

Kizimkazi Mtendeni Zanzibar

Jambiani Zanzibar

Jambiani Zanzibar

Jambiani Zanzibar

Jambiani Zanzibar

Jambiani Zanzibar

Jambiani Zanzibar

Jambiani Zanzibar

Jambiani Zanzibar

Jambiani Zanzibar

Jambiani Zanzibar

The Rock Restaurant, Pingwe Zanzibar

The Rock Restaurant, Pingwe Zanzibar

Pingwe Zanzibar

Pingwe Zanzibar

Zanzibar

Zanzibar

While in Zanzibar of course you have to do a Spice Tour. Zanzibar was once famous for it spice trading but now spices are mostly grown as a tourist attraction. Interesting to see the actual plants. Enjoyed a very simple but beautiful lunch served on the floor in a village home - spiced okra curry and  ugali (maize flour) the most common staple dish in East Africa.

Nutmeg Zanzibar Spice Tour

Nutmeg Zanzibar Spice Tour

Jackfruit Zanzibar Spice Tour

Jackfruit Zanzibar Spice Tour

A fruit that is used as a lipstick Spice Tour Zanzibar

A fruit that is used as a lipstick Spice Tour Zanzibar

Village house Spice Tour Zanzibar

Village house Spice Tour Zanzibar

Spice and perfume sellers Spice Tour Zanzibar

Spice and perfume sellers Spice Tour Zanzibar

Colourful washing Spice Tour Zanzibar

Colourful washing Spice Tour Zanzibar

An abundance of fruit and vegetables Spice Tour Zanzibar

An abundance of fruit and vegetables Spice Tour Zanzibar

Nakupenda Prison Island and Sandbank tour. A most enjoyable dhow cruise to islands just off coast of Stone Town. The prison is now a private hotel and turtle sanctuary. The tiny but delightful Pange Island was where we had a beautiful Swahili cuisine buffet lunch and went snorkelling.

Prison island Zanzibar

Prison island Zanzibar

Prison Island Zanzibar

Prison Island Zanzibar

Prison Island Zanzibar

Prison Island Zanzibar

Turtle sanctuary Prison Island Zanzibar

Turtle sanctuary Prison Island Zanzibar

Pange Island Zanzibar

Pange Island Zanzibar

Pange Island Zanzibar

Pange Island Zanzibar

Pange Island Zanzibar

Pange Island Zanzibar

Three nights at Amaan Bungalows in Nungwi at northern tip of Zanzibar. A quaint village and beautiful beaches even when the tide is out. Many resorts and lots of tourists considering it was not peak season. Particularly popular with Italian tourists and Maasai men. Loved the "Zanzibar Street Food" restaurant at Amaan Bungalows. Enjoyed another sunset dhow cruise.

Amaan Bungalows Nungwi Zanzibar

Amaan Bungalows Nungwi Zanzibar

Nungwi village Zanzibar

Nungwi village Zanzibar

Nungwi village Zanzibar

Nungwi village Zanzibar

Nungwi village Zanzibar

Nungwi village Zanzibar

Nungwi village Zanzibar

Nungwi village Zanzibar

Nungwi beach Zanzibar

Nungwi beach Zanzibar

Nungwi beach Zanzibar

Nungwi beach Zanzibar

Nungwi beach Zanzibar

Nungwi beach Zanzibar

Nungwi beach Zanzibar

Nungwi beach Zanzibar

Nungwi beach Zanzibar

Nungwi beach Zanzibar

Nungwi beach Zanzibar

Nungwi beach Zanzibar

Nungwi beach Zanzibar

Nungwi beach Zanzibar

Nungwi beach Zanzibar

Nungwi beach Zanzibar

Nungwi beach Zanzibar

Nungwi beach Zanzibar

Nungwi beach Zanzibar

Nungwi beach Zanzibar

Nungwi beach Zanzibar

Nungwi beach Zanzibar

Nungwi beach Zanzibar

Nungwi beach Zanzibar

Nungwi beach Zanzibar

Nungwi beach Zanzibar

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