What to do in Zanzibar for 3 Days?

Zanzibar, the spice Islands located off the coast of Tanzania in East Africa. Known for its picturesque beaches, fascinating history, and culture, it’s a perfect destination for a quick getaway.

If you’re planning a 3 day trip to Zanzibar, here are some activities you can consider to make the most of your vacation.

While everyone has their interest in traveling to Zanzibar, we have listed the basic activities you can do for 3 days. You can contact us to prepare a customized packages depending on your flight timing.

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3 Days Zanzibar Itinerary summary:

Here are details for each day mentioned above!

Day 1: Arrival to Zanzibar + Exploring Stone Town

On this day, our driver will pick you up from Zanzibar Airport and drop you off at your Hotel. After resting in the Hotel, you will meet our tour guide in the evening for an introductory tour of Stone Town.

Stone Town is worth visiting, this is the historic part of Zanzibar Islands, it is considered as a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

Some must-see attractions in Stone Town include the Former Slave Market, House of Wonders, the Old Fort, Darajani Market, Freddie Mercury House and the Sultan’s Palace.

At the end of the tour, you will head to the waterfront of Forodhani Garden and take a rest while the sun is setting.

Day 2: Full Day Blue Safari Trip

If you’re interested in snorkeling and spending your day in the blueness of the ocean, Blue Safari is an exciting way to experience Zanzibar’s stunning marine life.

This adventure takes you on a journey through the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean in Menai bay, where you’ll have the opportunity to snorkel, swim, and explore some of the island’s most beautiful coral reefs and the Sandbank.

Blue Safari includes Lunch; fresh seafood BBQ, including fish, prawns, lobster, and other Zanzibar delicacies. You will also be served Fresh tropical fruits while you are on the sandbank, such as Pineapple, Watermelon, Banana and Mango.

Day 3: Spice Tour + Transfer to the Airport

Zanzibar is famous for its spices, and a spice tour is an excellent way to experience the island’s agriculture and history.

On your last day in Zanzibar, you will take a tour of one of the spice farms on the island and learn about the different spices grown here, including cinnamon, cloves, and vanilla.

Our English speaking guide will explain more details about Zanzibar spices with their influence on the community. In the spice farm you will be served spiced rice (Zanzibar Pilau). After the tour, head to the Zanzibar Airport to catch your flight back home. 

FAQ on What to Do in Zanzibar for 3 Days

Here are some questions asked by the travelers who want to visit Zanzibar for just 3 days.

Zanzibar has a lot of activities to do, from Snorkeling, Skydiving, Scuba diving, Quad bike Tours, and so on. But when you want to get something which is unique for Zanzibar, 3 days might be pretty enough. 

Zanzibar is mostly known for marine activities; but there are plenty of activities such as Village tours, Spice farms, Jozani Forest, Butterfly center, Caves and so on!

If you are not interested in any of the activities, then we recommend you book the best resorts which you won’t be bothered by. Here is our best pick; Zuri Zanzibar, The Residence, Nungwi Beach Resort, The Loop Jambiani.

In conclusion, Zanzibar may be small, but it has a lot to offer for your three-day vacation. From exploring the historic Stone Town to relaxing on the beach, to snorkeling in Mnemba which is the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean, actually there’s a lot of things to do for everyone on this beautiful island.

So pack your bags, book your flight, and get ready to immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of Zanzibar Islands.

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