Chwaka Vacations

Check out the sights in Chwaka, located 16 miles (26 kilometers) to the east of Zanzibar. If you are coming from the Zanzibar International Airport in Zanzibar, Chwaka is about 15 miles (24 kilometers) to the north.

Many of Zanzibar’s most interesting sights can be found within easy reach of Chwaka, making it a smart choice as a place to base yourself during your visit. The Jozani Forest Reserve and Paje Beach are amongst the many interesting place to visit here. Also, well worth the effort are Kiwengwa Beach and Jambiani Beach.

To surround yourself with nature, plan a trip to some of the nearby green spaces. These are great places to breathe deeply and relax. Stretch your legs at Kwale Island in Zanzibar Town and Chapwani Island. Walk along the most popular shoreline nearby such as Mapenzi Beach in Kiwengwa and Stonetown Beach in Zanzibar Town.

If you have time in and around Chwaka, stop by the House of Wonders in Zanzibar Town, Anglican Cathedral and the Forodhani Gardens. For a tour of the nearby historic attractions, visit Old Fort in Zanzibar Town.

After a day enjoying Chwaka, stay the night in one of the area’s popular hotels or serviced apartments. Check out the rooms, rates and amenities at the Maru Maru Hotel, Zanzibar Town, the Sea Cliff Resort & Spa, Mangapwani, or the Mashariki Palace Hotel, Zanzibar Town.

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