Zanzibar is an island region and is part of the East African country of Tanzania. Laying in an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, it consists of numerous tiny island and two larger islands, Unguja and Pemba. The long history of Zanzibar includes massive trade with the Arab world. Guests who come here enjoy a lovely retreat of peace and tranquility.
Zanzibar’s main industries are spices and tourism. It is still sometimes referred to as the Spice Islands because of the significance of its production of cloves, in which it is a world leader, and also nutmeg, cinnamon, and pepper. The ecology is of note for being the home of the endemic Zanzibar red colobus monkey, as well as a large diversity of marine life found on the islands’ surrounding coral reefs.
Zanzibar’s rich history has been influenced by the Arabs, Persians, Indians, Portuguese, British, and local tribes from the African mainland, all of which shows in the architecture. The capital of Zanzibar, located on the island of Unguja, is Zanzibar City, and its old quarter, known as Stone Town, is a World Heritage Site. Stone Town is a place of winding lanes, ornately carved wooden doors, circular towers, raised terraces, and beautiful mosques.
This island chain offers visitors the ultimate in luxurious surrounds and one can truly find a slice of heaven in this tropical oasis.
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Tanzania boasts plentiful wildlife and amazing landscapes; yet the island of Zanzibar is often forgotten. On Wonders of Tanzania, you’ll explore the country in thorough, from Arusha to the dramatic Ngorongoro Crater, and from Tarangire to the Serengeti and a journey’s end on the beaches of Zanzibar. … Read more
- Snorkeling and diving
- Cultural activities
- Bird watching
- Nature walks
- Spice tours