Set like a jewel in tranquil coral waters, the flight from Dar es Salaam will only takes 20 minutes, Zanzibar Island is one of the world‘s famous and beautiful on East Africa. The name itself evokes a romantic past.
The shores of Zanzibar island came Hindus, Arabians, and the Portuguese, all sailing in on Monsoon winds around the year. These shores explored by the great European Speke, Livingstone, Rebman and Grant set out on their voyages of discovery into the East and Central African hinterland.
The races that settled in Island of Zanzibar over the centuries had left an imprint on the people and the architecture around the towns. The house of wonders and the narrow streets of the old town of Stone Town, this is some of the intense reminders of Zanzibar islands long and colored history. Zanzibar is also the birthplace of the charming Swahili culture with its elegant architecture, full of balconies, courtyards, hand-carved doors and mosques.
For centuries the history of spices Island of Zanzibar has reminded a mystical and magical dream of all the time. Delightful historical, exotic spices, clean sandy beaches and friendly people, this is the fascination of Zanzibar. Different excursions are arranged while in Zanzibar Island. These comprise taking visitors to spices plantations tour in the countryside where a variety of seasonal spices, tropical fruits and medicinal herbs are grown.
Detailed description of the spices is given and their use in cooking and cosmetics. Tourist and guests will be involved by the sheer number of spices produced, and by their incredible value for many ailments. This is also the cheapest place to purchase spices and oil extracts. The Island of Zanzibar is popularly referred to as the Spice Island.
Popular excursion in the Island of Zanzibar is Stone Town tour which is literary a travel into history of this old capital of the Omani Sultans. Other fascinating excursions will be Mangapwani the old caves of the slave, the prison island, ruins of what was the palace of the Sultan Said, the old slave market and many other historical places. Island Zanzibar is an archipelago consisting of two main islands, Unguja (also referred to as Zanzibar) and Pemba, and several other surrounding small islands.
The Island of Pemba is located about 80km from Zanzibar Island (Unguja), about the same distance directly east of Tanga on the Tanzanian mainland. With its hill landscape and altitude not exceeding 100 metres above sea level at its highest point, the Pemba Island is by size smaller and a less known destination than Unguja.
Named ‘the Green Island’ by the untimely Arab sailors due to her dense and lush vegetation, Pemba has more natural forests, plantations and grows more cloves than her sister island of Zanzibar (Unguja) to the south. The fascinating point about Pemba Island is its wealth of natural resources ranging from clean sandy beaches to mangrove ecosystems to natural forests.
The coral reefs surrounding the islands of Zanzibar protect a massive amount of marine species and offer some of the best diving spots in the world. While most of the coast is lined with mangroves, there are a few amazing stretches of shoreline and enough beautiful offshore islands with pure, clean beaches and interesting bird-life.
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