Solo Travel Destination: Zanzibar, Tanzania
We are pleased to present a new Solo Travel Destination Post from Michelle, a member of the Solo Travel Society. Michelle is from the United States and submitted the following report about Zanzibar. Do you have a solo travel destination that you would like to recommend? Submit your description here, along with a few photos, and share it with fellow travelers!
Solo travel rating: 2 (1 is easiest, 4 is most difficult. Please see chart below)
Languages spoken: Kiswahili, English, Other
Reasons to go: Zanzibar was a main stay on the trade route from the middle east and Western world. It’s largely Muslim with incredible architecture, food, and culture.
The beaches are stunning, and the water is crystal blue.
Zanzibar is part of the Spice Islands. They produce, among others, cloves, cinnamon, pepper, and nutmeg. The spice farms perfume the air. I loved it!
Solo Travel Destination Rating System
Safety - 2 (1 very safe, 2 safe in most areas, 3 be cautious at all times.)
Language - 2 (1 English is first language, 2 English speakers easy to find, 3 English speakers rare)
Navigation – 1 (1 easy to navigate by transit or car, 2 poor transit, car necessary, 3 not easy to get around)
Culture – 2 (1 Similar to North America or Western Europe, 2 Different from above but relaxed and easy, 3 Challenging)
Average Rating – 2 (1 is easiest, 4 is most difficult)