INTRODUCTION TO ZANZIBAR
Known as the “Spice Island”!
Zanzibar is a Tanzanian archipelago 23 -mile hop from Tanzania mainland off the coast of East Africa. Although it is officially part of Tanzania, in almost all aspects—politics, religion, culture, food—life there is different. Zanzibar isn’t like the Tanzania mainland.
Zanzibar’s reputation as an island paradise is not an exaggeration- the island is beautiful. Zanzibar group of islands – two large ones being –Ungoja (commonly referred to as Zanzibar) and Pemba plus other small islands.
On its main island, Unguja, is the Stone Town, a historic trade center with Swahili and Islamic influences. Its winding lanes present minarets, carved doorways and 19th-century landmarks such as the House of Wonders, a former sultan’s palace.
Most Zanzibaris consider themselves Zanzibari rather than Tanzanian, and their territory has its own leader and governing bodies. Mainland Tanzania is a mix of Christian, Muslim, and indigenous groups, but Zanzibar, which the Sultanate of Oman ruled for centuries, is almost entirely Muslim.
TOURISM IN ZANZIBAR
Zanzibar is a paradise with soft-sand, white beaches and shimmering azure waters. If you are a beach or sun lover and you have a thing for snorkeling, Zanzibar is your destination.
But, the Zanzibar Archipelago is so much more than romantic coastlines and blissful sunsets – these islands offer a kaleidoscope of sights, smells and tastes which feed your soul and leave you wanting to return again.
This archipelago is renowned for clear warm waters, coral reefs and rich marine diversity making it a perfect under-water destination for snorkelling and diving.
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