Zanzibar Island (Unguja) is the main island of Zanzibar. It’s well-known for its historical Stone Town, beautiful beaches, and spectacular nature and wildlife, both on land and in the surrounding coral reefs.
There is also a variety of beach destinations, suitable to all different tastes. The main options are the Zanzibar City area (including Stone Town), the northern beaches (Nungwi and Kendwa), the northeast (Matemwe, Kiwengwa, Pwani Mchangani), and the east coast (Michamvi, Bwejuu, Paje, and Jambiani).
There are also several lesser-known beaches, like the Fumba and Makunduchi areas. On the coast, especially on the western coast of Zanzibar, there are some smaller islands with hotels as well.
Zanzibar Island is home to most of Zanzibar’s population. Stone Town is the main port and commercial center of Zanzibar and hosts many cultural events and festivals.
Unguja is very easy to reach. Many international airlines fly to Zanzibar Airport. There are also local flights from Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro, Nairobi, and Mombasa. Many travelers coming from mainland Tanzania prefer to take a passenger ferry — it takes less than 2 hours. Please contact us for more advice on this.