Much exploration can be done on the island of Zanzibar and beyond. This island is known as the “Spice Island” for good reason. It became known for its spices two centuries ago as it was, at that stage, an important trading centre.
Spices remain intrinsic to Zanzibar’s culture and, as such, the famous spice farms, only three kilometres away from Chuini Zanzibar Lodge, offer a remarkable visit.
Guests with an interest in history can enjoy trips to Prison Island, approximately 30 minutes away from the main island, by boat. Surprisingly, the prison on Prison Island was in fact never used to house prisoners and, as such, has developed an interesting story. Another journey that pays tribute to the past can be taken on Grave Island, where a naval cemetery that dates back to the 1800s, is located. Further, guests can travel to Snake Island, located between the two aforementioned islands.
Sightseeing at Stone Town, where the historic Old Fort of Zanzibar and the Forodhani Gardens are located, is additionally recommended for a visit. Stone Town boasts incredible architecture stemming from an array of international influence, and has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For a greater taste of nature, visits to Jozani Forest, Zanzibar’s only national park and home to the fascinating Colobus monkey, can be enjoyed. Travellers who find joy in adventure, historic establishments or stunning natural scenery are bound to fall in love with Zanzibar.