As part of my trip around the world I spent about 2 months on the African continent. Because traveling Africa can be very tiring, especially if you travel most parts by local bus, I needed a rest. And decided to recover by staying in Zanzibar for over a week.
Zanzibar is a paradise many people don’t have on their radar. But I believe they really should. Zanzibar offers magical beaches, delicious food and lots and lots of culture. You just have to know where to look.
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On one of my first days in Zanzibar I did something almost every traveler does: I participated in a spice tour. And while it is a very ‘touristy’ thing to do, I believe it has a lot of value and I did learn a lot about spices and Zanzibar. The 3 hour tour was well worth the 15 US dollar that I paid.
By the way, before you visit Zanzibar, I suggest you read my Zanzibar and money guide. It will answer all your questions concerning banks, money withdrawal, ATMs, and money exchange on the island.
And while we are on the topic of money. Did you know you can get anywhere on the island for under a dollar? Yes, you really can, by taking the local public transport called a Dala dala. Find out everything you need to know about riding a Dala dala in Zanzibar.
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You are in Zanzibar and have run out of money. It happens. But now the questions: Where is the next ATM? How much transaction fee can I expect? Or should I better exchange some money? Find all the answers here!
The cheapest way to get around Zanzibar is public transport, locally called Dala dala. If it’s your first time riding a Dala dala in Zanzibar there is a lot you can do wrong. This guide will let you learn from my mistakes and save you a lot of money.
How much do you know about spices like cinnamon, vanilla, pepper and cloves? Much less than you thought, I’m sure. If you happen to visit the beautiful island of Zanzibar during your trip around the world make sure to participate in a spice tour and learn about spices like never before.