Land and People

Land and People

Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous state of Tanzania with a predominantly Islamic society. 'Zanzibaris' are friendly and helpful, they go out of their way to make visitors feel welcome. You should dress appropriately when you are in public places, villages and visits to Stone Town. Preferably have your arms and legs covered, especially on Fridays and during the month of Ramadan. When you are in your hotel or the beach area swim-wear is acceptable. Be aware of the so called 'beach boys', or self appointed dealers, organisers, agents and tour guides offering services, from diving to taxis, ferry tickets and island trips.