Zanzibar is the semi-autonomous part of Tanzania in East Africa. It is composed of the Zanzibar,Unguja and Pemba. Its historic center is Stone Town, which is a World Heritage Site. Zanzibar is also known as the Spice Island, the beautiful island of Zanzibar on Africa’s east coast is bursting with culture and history, seemingly odd with white-sand beaches with palms swaying lazily in the sea breeze as the remains of Portuguese ,Omani Arabs and Turkish old city during their rulling time ago. Day-long spice tours to working plantations offer visitors the chance to observe the cultivation of cloves, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, and other spices that have made the island famous. Together this makes Zanzibar a fabulous place to explore as well as a dream to relax and unwind. Zanzibar island itself is approximately 90km long and 40km wide.The beaches of Mangapwani, where slave caves are visible at low tide and nearby Bububu .Chole Island Marine Park just off Stone Town – and nearby Prison, Grave, and Snake Islands On the south coast of Zanzibar lies the Menai Bay Conservation Area, a sea turtle protection area for the endangered species that come to breed on the island.
Stone Town – The inner city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000, is a most unique city, the vibrant and enchanting capital. . Blending Moorish, Middle Eastern, Indian, and African traditions and architectures. It is estimated that 85% of the historic building fabric (coral stone) of Stone Town is irredeemably lost. Only very few of the old magnificent buildings shine brightly
Nungwi – at the northern tip of the island. Very popular with tourists since swimming in the ocean is possible even at low tide. Quite overcrowded with tourists in season.
Kendwa – a few km south of Nungwi, also very popular with tourists.
Matemwe – a small traditional village in the North East.
Paje – the liveliest village on the South East coast known for excellent kiteboarding conditions, Great diving, a stunning beach and excellent restaurants.
Jambiani – a small fishing village on the southeast coast, 10 km south of Paje, with lots of small guesthouses and hotels – a quieter option than Paje with plenty of restaurants to choose from
Michamvi – the remotest village on the South East coast known for great sunset beach and the coolest bar on Zanzibar, Kae Beach.
Makunduchi : at the south east tip of the island. 70 km from Stone Town. It has its own hospital, magistrates court, secondary school. The village is famous for the “Mwaka Kogwa” festival which happens in July. The beaches are some distance away from the village and are quiet, away from it all. For travelers who are looking for peace.
Kizimkazi : small fishing village famous for the Dolphin tours. The most antic mosque in Africa is to be found in Kizimkazi Dimbani.
The curio market can be found next to the food market. Here you will find all the gifts you may want to take back to friends and loved ones.