Zanzibar Travel Guide
Zanzibar Travel Guide

Zanzibar Travel Guide

Zanzibar Travel Guide

This website contains sections of the 6th Edition of Zanzibar: The Bradt Travel Guide,, co-authored by Chris McIntyre of Expert Africa and published in 2006. Currently we're busy transferring the many sections of the guidebbok to this site – although this will take some months to complete.

Chapters which are on the site are noted in bold below, and accessed by clicking on the left-side menu.

To read this guide in full, see its colour pictures and 25+ detailed maps (including many GPS positions), and use its comprehensive index – click on the link to Bradt Publications, in the right panel on this page, and buy a copy!

Meanwhile, the complete list of this guidebook's chapters is:

A personal introduction

1. History, Politics and Economy
History, Politics, Economy

2. People and Culture
People, Language, Religion, Culture

3 Natural Environment
Physical environment, Wildlife, The seas and shores of Zanzibar

4 Planning and Preparation
When to visit, Highlights, Tourist information, Red tape, Embassies and consulates, Getting to Zanzibar, Health, Crime and safety, What to take, Money and banking, Accommodation, Food and drink, Watersports, Things to buy, Media and communications, Business hours, Travelling responsibly

5 Zanzibar Island Essentials
Getting to Zanzibar, Getting around Zanzibar Island, Organised tours

6 Zanzibar Town
Travel around Zanzibar Town, Where to stay in Zanzibar Town, Where to eat and drink in Zanzibar Town, Bars, clubs and entertainment, Shopping, Local services, Places to visit in Zanzibar Town

7 Around Zanzibar Town
South of Zanzibar Town, North of Zanzibar Town, Islands near Zanzibar Town

8 Northern Zanzibar
Nungwi, Kendwa, Mkokotoni, Regional excursions

9 Northeastern Zanzibar
Matemwe, Pwani Mchangani, Kiwengwa, Pongwe, Uroa, Chwaka, Ufufuma Forest habitat, Dunga ruins

10 Southeast Zanzibar
Michamvi Peninsula, Bwejuu, Paje, Jambiani, Makunduchi

11 Southwest Zanzibar
Kizimkazi, Jozani Forest and surroundings,Unguja Ukuu and Bi Khole ruins, Fumba,
Chukwani, Chumbe Island

12 Pemba
Highlights, Natural history and environment, Getting there and away, Getting around, Accommodation, Food and drink, Local services, Activities, Chake Chake, South of Chake Chake, Wete, North of Wete, Ngezi Peninsula

13 Mafia Archipelago
Economy, Religion and culture, Natural environment, Climate, Getting there and away, Getting around, Where to stay, Activities, Around Mafia Island, Chole Island, Juani Island, Jibondo Island

14 Southern Tanzania Safaris
Overview of your trip, Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha National Park, Saadani National Park

Appendix 1 Language
Appendix 2 Further Information

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