Top Honeymoon Activities in Zanzibar

honeymoon activities in zanzibar

The beautiful island of Zanzibar, also known as the “Spice Island,” is an incredible mix of culture, history, and sandy beaches. The best time for honeymoon activities in Zanzibar is from June to October as the weather is cool and dry. Another great time to visit Zanzibar is from December to February when it’s warm and dry. Honeymooners can expect an incredible African beach holiday in Zanzibar with sun-drenched shores and the most gorgeous sunsets. We’ve put together the top honeymoon activities in Zanzibar. 

honeymoon activities in zanzibar

Snorkel in Zanzibar

Zanzibar is a snorkelling haven and perfect for honeymoon activities. With an average water temperature of 27 degrees Celsius and visibility easily exceeding 20 meters, it is an excellent diving and snorkelling location all year. Mnemba Atoll is a well-known conservation area in Zanzibar that is on the “must-see” list of most travellers. Snorkelling off the coast of Mnemba Island will bring you up close and personal with spectacular coral reefs, numerous fish species, and other marine life such as dolphins, green turtles, and sea stars. It’s on the top of our list for honeymoon activities in Zanzibar. 

Learn the East African culture

Stone Town is Zanzibar’s capital and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is culturally and historically rich and offers fantastic cultural activities for honeymooners. The majority of the historical influences have been preserved in the town and include European, Persian, Indian, Arabic, and African influences. It almost feels like you’re walking through time. Exploring Stone Town with a significant other is fun, but it’s easy to get lost in the maze-like lanes — don’t worry though, that’s all part of the excitement. A private guide can show you all the gems of the historical city.

honeymoon activities in zanzibar
Zanzibar Butterfly Centre

Visit the Zanzibar Butterfly Centre

The Zanzibar Butterfly Centre is a fantastic place to see the tropical gardens and thousands of butterflies, all of which are indigenous to Zanzibar. This is Africa’s largest butterfly centre, and you can feed the butterflies and observe the entire lifecycle of many different species. It is also one of the most beautiful locations for honeymoon photography.

Stroll the pristine beaches

Miles and miles of pristine white beaches — what could be more romantic? Tanzania and Zanzibar have some of the world’s best beaches. Honeymooners can go on a romantic stroll, take a refreshing dip while enjoying coconuts on the beach or spend the day basking in the tropical sunshine. If you want some adventure, there are plenty of water activities to choose from. Scuba diving and snorkelling are some of our favourite honeymoon activities in Zanzibar. 

honeymoon activities in zanzibar
Image credit: Rock Restaurant Zanzibar

Eat at the Rock Restaurant Zanzibar

World-famous for its iconic location, delicious food, and unique character, the Rock Restaurant Zanzibar is a must-do during your honeymoon. Natural resources, a strong Zanzibar twist, and mountains of Italian love inspire a delectable menu. Zanzibar’s southeast coastline is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful in East Africa, setting the stage for an unforgettable experience during your honeymoon in Zanzibar. 

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