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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“It is best known for its red colobus monkeys, which are endemic to Zanzibar. ... There are about 6000 red colobus monkeys residing in Jozani Forest. After visiting the red colobus, you will walk across to the Pete-Jozani Mangrove Boardwalk.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A world-famous restaurant, known not only for its extraordinary location, but also its fabulous food inspired by the natural resources, a twist of Zanzibar and Italian love.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Hotel
“Crazy Monday's at the Red Monkey lodge are not to be missed. Live jam sessions by local musicians until late at night. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Resort
“Jambo Party under the big umbrella with a big crowd of locals and tourists. Very casual barefoot dancing till the wee hours. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Resort
“Our hotel around the corner. Wonderful spot on the rock in Mfumbwi serves food and lovely cocktails.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“Mapacha fast food is the first fast food bistro on the Zanzibar East coast. You can find us 20 meters past the Paje roundabout junction, going to Jambiani, on left road side. We have put all our heart and mastery into creating a wonderful place for hardcore fast food fans. All guests of Marashi beach house have 20% discount (with cart on key holder) in this amazing bistro. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best coffee, smoothies, scrumptious cakes, great wraps, salads and sandwiches. Amazing location on the beach with multiple shaded lounge areas. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Nature
“Closest place from Jambiani with Sunset beach that offers photogenic view of sunset. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
African Restaurant
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“Best pizza, seafood, and Tanzanian life music. Nice friendly staff, directly on the beach of Jambiani. Very close to our Villa Bahati Zanzibar.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Cave
“It's nice place to swim in a fresh water from the caves. and guest can enjoy local Zanzibarian and African culture, i.e Drums classes. Local food classes, etc ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Not very far from where we are. Safe, Good vibes, Food and Drinks. International DJ's”
  • 1 local recommends
Boarding House
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Sadece Zanzibar Adasında yaşayan kırmızı colobus maymunlarını, yürüyüş esnasında doğal ortamlarında görebilirsiniz ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Delicious food, amazing location facing the Rock restaurant...ideal for Sunday brunch with great vibes!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Lodging
“Island with eco friendly hotel, snorkling on a protected reef, nice beach, day trip possible with day room on request”
  • 1 local recommends
Seafood Restaurant
$$$
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“A world-famous restaurant, known not only for its extraordinary location, but also its fabulous food inspired by the natural resources, a twist of Zanzibar and Italian love.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best coffee, smoothies, scrumptious cakes, great wraps, salads and sandwiches. Amazing location on the beach with multiple shaded lounge areas. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Not very far from where we are. Safe, Good vibes, Food and Drinks. International DJ's”
  • 1 local recommends
Seafood Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Pizza Place
  • 2 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Or favorite local restaurant as it is not really local but just very good. Kuku wa kupaka or Samaki wa kupaka are our favorites. Cjhicken or fish covered in a very tasty coconut gravy served with rice or the ubiquitous chapati bread. ”
  • 1 local recommends

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