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Zanzibar

Zanzibar Island populary refered to as the spicy Island. The island  is a distinctive destination famous for its spices and the slave trade of the 19th century. 

 Zanzibar has a unique combination of exceptional beaches that offers interesting activities that includes touring the working spice farm, fascinating labyrinthine alleyways of Stone Town, with Omani Palaces.

Stone Town is a UNESCO World heritage site. On the eastern shores of the island are the best powder white coral beaches with a protective barrier reef that runs along the coastline and gently the lapping waters of the Indian Ocean.

Due to the barrier reef and outstanding beaches Zanzibar offers many attractions such as scuba diving, glorious beaches and fresh seafood and much more.For nature enthusiast there is a small forest in the interior called Jozani that hosts indigenous red colobus monkeys.

Zanzibar is a beach holiday and a post-safari destination that adds a relaxing, exotic element to a demanding holiday.

 

Zanzibar Archipelago is found in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Tanzania in East Africa and consists of numerous small Islands and two large ones: The Zanzibar Archipelago also includes the neighbouring island of Pemba and numerous small islands off shore to include Changuu (Prison Island), Bawi, Cahwani (Grave Island), Tumbatu, Mnemba, Chumbe and the sandbanks of Nyange, Pange and Murogo.

Zanzibar and its neighboring tropical island of Pemba are famous for the aquatic life, some rare primates and a fascinating history. The islands has over the centuries been influenced by numerous cultures which have blended together to create the Swahili culture of Zanzibar today. The mix comprises of African, Asian and a combination Persian, Arabian and Chinese influences with some European such as Dutch, Portuguese and English.

Slaves and spices made these islands famous. The island of Zanzibar is known as the ‘Spice Island' because of its long-standing clove industry. The capital of Zanzibar is located on the island of Unguja and is known as Zanzibar City with its historic centre, the Stone Town. Stone Town is UNESCO World Heritage Site and the cultural heart of the island.

 East of Stone Town is the growing sectors of Ng’ambo while to the north of the town are pristine beaches. At the northern tip of the island is the dhow-building centre and tourist resort of Nungwi an along the eastern shore some of Zanzibar's best beaches are found.

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