Overview

A jewel that hosts pristine spice gardens, a rich history, and scenic white sand beaches. The name “Zanzibar” is believed to have originated from the Persian word “Zangh bar”, which means the Black or negro coast. Zanzibar is basically an archipelago with at least 7 islands, namely Unguja, Pemba, Mnemba, Changuu, Mafia, Chumbe, and Misali islands. Zanzibar is adorned with the rich natural beauty of coral gardens, white sand beaches, and crystal clear waters. Dating back from the 17 century, many Arab settlers from Oman settled here and established the slave trade. The Stone town is a historic hub of oriental history, slave trade, Arabic culture, and age-old architecture like the House of Wonders, the Zanzibar Museum, and the old Portuguese fort. You can visit the Forodhani gardens at night and bliss your palate with numerous tasty coastal dishes that are famous for what Zanzibar is known for all over the world; Spices. Also called Spice Island, this beautiful place has numerous spices that can be seen, tasted, and bought at the pristine Spice gardens. You can venture into the deep through scuba diving and snorkeling excursions at Mnemba island or go for an early morning boat ride to spot Dolphins on the Indian ocean. With its numerous beachfront hotels and lodges, Zanzibar truly packs a punch when it comes to a classic travel destination.

Name
Zanzibar Archipelago
Year of Independence
1961
Location
Indian Ocean(Tanzanian Coast)
Temperature
20°C (68°F) to 30°C (86°F)
Area (Km2/Sq mi)
2,461 Km2 (950 sq mi)

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