The archipelego of Zanzibar consists of two islands. Unguja commonly referred to as Zanzibar and Pemba Island. The archipelego lies approximately 50 miles off the Tanzanian coast, close to the equator. Zanzibar covers an area of 1660 kmē. Zanzibar has a mixed population of mainly muslim religion. Originating from the arabic world, India and Africa. Friendly and peaceful people open to their foreign visitors.
Zanzibar has been an important trading point for hundreds of years. Arabic, persian and indian traders visited the island sailing the Indian Ocean with their wooden Dhows.Until today these vessels are an important way of transport of all sorts of goods all over the Indian Ocean. During the 19th century Zanzibar became one of the richest islands under the leadership of the Sultan of Oman. For the explorers Livingstone and Stanley Zanzibar was their gateway to Africa. The archipelego is a rich melting pot of people, cultures and a great past. If you walk through the narrow streets of Zanzibar town, also called Stonetown, you can still get a feel of Zanzibars glorious past. Zanzibar is also known as the spice island. Cloves, Cinnamon, Vanilla, Pepper, Lemongrass, Ginger and Nutmeg all spices are grown on Zanzibars plantations. You can visit them on a SPICE TOUR. Today Zanzibar is an unspoilt destination for divers, offering some world class divesites with healthy and intact corals. A tropical paradise with long white beaches, green and blue tropical waters, palmtrees and the deep blue of the African sky, a great destination for an unforgettable holiday.
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