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Customer Travel Tips for Zanzibar

77% Avg. city rating Rated by 190 customers

Activities / excursions 86%

Restaurants / eating out 79%

Shopping 67%

Chilling out / relaxing 93%

Getting around / public transport 69%

Sightseeing 79%

Culture 80%

Nightlife / partying 62%

Value for money 76%

Customer Travel Tips for Zanzibar

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60% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
60% Avg. rating


07 Sep 2015

Customer Travel Tip: Don´t do the pay the fee for hostelbookers in Euro. The hostel staff cheats on you with paying the rest amount in Dollars!!

Liked: the very white powdery sand

Disliked: sometimes unfriendly locals

91% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
91% Avg. rating


24 May 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Family Holiday Relaxation / spa

Customer Travel Tip: Jambiani and Stone Town

Liked: amayzing, tropical island with good atmosphere

Disliked: nothing

98% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
98% Avg. rating


30 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing City break Relaxation / spa Romantic getaway Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Spend a lot of time in Nungwi/Kendwa...beautiful

Liked: It is peaceful, cultural, has a lot to offer on various parts of the island. Beautiful beaches and sunsets.

Disliked: that there were no atms anywhere but Stone town so we had to leave the north beaches early to get money out in Stone Town.. :( In Paje we also did not like the beach, it was not swimmable and there was seaweed everywhere. Lots of kite surfers as well.

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
96% Avg. rating


26 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Romantic getaway Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: All who love simplicity and exotic together- this island is for you!

Liked: Sea, sun, people, food, atmosphere

Disliked: Nothing

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
91% Avg. rating


26 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Romantic getaway

Customer Travel Tip: Simple to stay! Local people, local transport(Dalla-dalla) Fish, seafood, fruits, sea, sand, sun....

Liked: All!

Disliked: Nothing!

78% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
78% Avg. rating


14 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Romantic getaway Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Enjoy the local culture

Liked: Everything! Picture perfect beaches, fantastic climate

Disliked: A bit more expensive than expected

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
80% Avg. rating


01 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Be patient, polite and don't agree on muzungu price :-)

Liked: Weather, friendly people.

Disliked: Haggling.

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
82% Avg. rating


10 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
As a family with children

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Family Holiday

Customer Travel Tip: Look at more than one hotel before you chose and whats around the hotel. So that it isn't only kite surfers when you are not intrested in that sport...

Liked: The sighence, the snokeling, swimming with the dolphines, the slow life...Stone town!! The seafood...

Disliked: Nothing, it was just the hotel management...

80% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


03 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Romantic getaway Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: It is worth 30$ to eat at Emerson!

Liked: Atmosphere.

Disliked: Pretty expensive.

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
89% Avg. rating


03 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Book ahead early if going in peak time, places fill quickly and become more expensive.

Liked: Zanzibar was fantastic! Stonetown was beautiful with old buildings. The shopping and markets were a lot of fun and the beaches are great for relaxing. Also the restaurants had tasty food and many at reasonable prices.

Disliked: Of course it was very busy and touristy but it's to be expected.

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
73% Avg. rating


18 Oct 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: People're kind in general, of course there're all kind of people try to sell you tours or goods. Can be annoying !!! Don't take the 1st offer, bargain . Do your homework and use your common sense. Enjoy!!

Liked: Lots of life and color.

Disliked: Overall, this town is pretty rundown.

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
84% Avg. rating


12 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Relaxation / spa Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Be wary of buying tickets and such from vendors...go directly to offices!

Liked: Beautiful! Culture mixed with beaches...the perfect getaway.

Disliked: It is a tourist trap so I didn't shop at all.

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 20%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
73% Avg. rating


04 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Dont book trips through the hotel

Liked: Beaches

Disliked: Street food at the market

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
87% Avg. rating


03 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: See the whole island and don't hole up in a resort.

Liked: Amazing looking location. Great fun and very exotic. Friendly people.

Disliked: Very little

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
71% Avg. rating


01 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: appropriate clothing

Liked: beautiful island lots to see and do, noisy smelly crowded local markets, good bars restaurants and shops on the tourist route, fabulous beaches

Disliked: As a female traveller from the UK i was uninformed about the muslim nature of the island and the requirement to cover shoulders and knees

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
82% Avg. rating


01 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
As a family with children

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Family Holiday Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: The zala park near jozani forest. Mohammed is doing a great Job there savin animals and informing visitors and local people about their animals and nature. They also have a nature trail!

Liked: The people, the beaches, the nature

Disliked: Seeing the bad coditions for education.

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
69% Avg. rating


21 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: rent car

Liked: Landscape

Disliked: Disorder

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
76% Avg. rating


23 Jul 2014

Customer Travel Tip: if you go during Ramadam period, be very careful not to eat in the streets to avoid getting fined.

Liked: some of the beaches are absolutely beautiful (but be careful with the tides); definitely the perfect place for some relax

Disliked: the city centre is a bit neglected, and full of people happy to steal your wallet, especially around the central market.

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
76% Avg. rating


15 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Family Holiday Relaxation / spa Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Don't go during Ramadan; activities and restaurants are highly limited; many are closed or only open after 6:30 pm.

Liked: Loved the people, the weather, Stonetown, the beaches.

Disliked: Limited activities, especially during Ramadan.

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
76% Avg. rating


06 Jul 2014

Customer Travel Tip: Snorcheling, spice tour, stone town

Liked: People, quite, see

Disliked: no

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77% Avg. city rating Rated by 190 customers

Activities / excursions 86%

Restaurants / eating out 79%

Shopping 67%

Chilling out / relaxing 93%

Getting around / public transport 69%

Sightseeing 79%

Culture 80%

Nightlife / partying 62%

Value for money 76%

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