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#1See red colobus monkey on ZanzibarSee red colobus monkeyoddviser

Endemic monkeys live in a sanctuary in Zanzibar. The park is open daily from 7:30 am till 5pm. Entrance ticket is $8.

TZS 18000Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park
#2Buy spices on ZanzibarBuy spicesoddviser

Plantations of cloves, cardamon, vanilla, nutmeg, turmeric and ginger grow on Zanzibar and Pemba islands. You can buy various spices at Darajani market.

Darajani Bazaar
#3Plant seaweed in the ocean on ZanzibarPlant seaweed in the oceanoddviser

When the tide is low locals plant seaweed on the bottom of the ocean. You can join them at ocean farm in Paje village.

Paje village
#4Buy seafood on Fish Day on ZanzibarBuy seafood on Fish Dayoddviser

Fish Day takes place on Fridays in Stone Town. In the evening traders set stalls at the seaside and sell various kinds of char-grilled seafood. Dishes are much cheaper than at restaurants.

#5See celebration of Zoroastrian New Year on ZanzibarSee celebration of Zoroastrian New Yearoddviser

The holiday is celebrated with Mwaka Kogwa festival in July.

#6Visit the island of black wizards on ZanzibarVisit the island of black wizardsFelicity

Pemba island is considered to be the centre of black magic in Africa. Ask a local tour operator where to find a shaman.

Pemba island
#7Feed giant tortoises on ZanzibarFeed giant tortoisesoddviser

Prison island harbours Aldabra giant tortoises. Some of them are more than 100 years old. They are friendly, so you can feed and even pat them.

TZS 12000Prison island
#8Ride a dhow boat on ZanzibarRide a dhow boatoddviser

Light sailing vessels have been made in East Africa and India for more than 400 years. You can find a dhow boat on Nungwi beach in the north of Zanzibar.

#9Swim with dolphins on ZanzibarSwim with dolphinsoddviser

Kizimkazi bay is the place where you can see dolphins and swim with them. Boats run here from Kizimkazi at about 6-6:30am. Price of $10 includes flippers and snorkeling mask.

TZS 23000Kizimkazi village
#10Snorkle with whale sharks on ZanzibarSnorkle with whale sharksoddviser

From November till February whale sharks swim to Mafia Island. They swim in Kilindoni town area. Turn to the diving centre to arrange swimming with whale sharks. Price - $60.

TZS 135000
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