Zanzibar best known as the ‘spice island’ was the centre for the slave trade in East Africa and base for David Living stone’s expeditions into the unexplored African interior. Smell full of the aroma of cloves and other spices, which still provide a livelihood for many people of Zanzibar. There are two main islands making up Zanzibar, Unguja and Pemba, but Unguja is popularly referred to as Zanzibar. Both Island are famous for its, mile-long untouched beaches with white sands, the deep green azure of the of the ocean, coconut palm trees against the blue sky with its ornamental white clouds. The islands are surrounded by unspoiled coral reefs, and are becoming famous for the spectacular scuba diving and snorkelling. The old
Zanzibar Spice Market
“Stone Town” of Zanzibar has been made into a world heritage site. It is a fascinating place with narrow winding streets, old Zanzibari style wooden doors, small shops, busy bazaars, people and children playing. You may visit the Anglican Church of Christ, situated on the site of the old slave market, Beit-el-Ajaib (House of Wonders) which was built as a Sultans Palace, and is now a museum, the lively and bustling Dhow Harbour, the colourful and aromatic Central market and other
House of Wonder
fascinating parts of the rich history and everyday life of the people. Zanzibar offers a comfortable equatorial climate all year round. The climate varies from warm to hot, though there is always a pleasant fine breeze from the Indian Ocean.
After safari or trekking Mt Kilimanjaro most people include 4 or 5 nights in Zanzibar’s beach resorts and a day to historic “Stone Town” before heading out to the unspoiled beaches and a 5 star resorts.