Zanzibar consists of many small islands off the coast of mainland Tanzania. The two largest islands are Unguja (the main island) and Pemba. The capital of Zanzibar is Stone Town. Stone Town is an old trading town. It’s architecture mostly dating back to the 19th century. In the heart of Stone Town, you will find many narrow alleys lined with houses, shops, bazaars and mosques. When you come to Zanzibar to spend your days at the beach, do not forget to visit this beautiful town.
Zanzibar is well known as Spice Island. They produce cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and black pepper. This bounty island has gorgeous white sandy beaches where you can relax under the palm trees. Diving or snorkeling in the clear blue ocean to observe the beautiful coral reefs is something you cannot miss out on. The East side of the island is a paradise for kite surfers. Zanzibar is a great place for families, honeymooners, couples and people traveling by themselves. The accommodations in Zanzibar range from beach front cottages, exclusive mid-range and budget hotels.
Some excursions you can do:
· Walking tour of Stone Town. Which includes a visit to the old slave market.
· Prison Island to see the many turtles.
· Spice tour.
· Tour to the Jozani forest to see the red and black Colobus.
· Safari blue. Go out on a wooden dhow for some swimming and snorkeling and enjoy a nice barbecue afterwards.
· Swimming with dolphins.