Zanzibar South

The southern region of Zanzibar, also known as Unguja South Region, is renowned for its pristine white-sand beaches lapped by calm turquoise waters. Visitors can explore the town of Koani, the region's capital; take a boat ride across the crystal-clear waters of Menai Bay to spot dolphins in the surf near Kizimkazi, head out for a sandbank picnic, visit East Africa’s oldest mosque, venture off the beaten track to visit the eerie abandoned eco-resort, snorkel through colourful underwater wonderlands and visit local villages. Other popular attractions and activities include: the former fishing village of Jambiani, which is now a tourist mecca; cycling to the ancient caves of Kuumbi, and enjoying the lively nightlife of Paje. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Michamvi's world-famous restaurant perched on a rock just off the southeastern coast.