Zanzibar, the jewel of the Indian Ocean is located a few miles off the Coast of
East Africa. "Zanzibar" comprises of two main islands and about 50 smaller
islets within its territorial waters. The two main islands are Unguja Island and
Zanzibar experiences a warm tropical climate, with high temperatures and humidity
nearly year round. The average temperature is 25º C, but it can be as high
as 39º C.
The language spoken on the islands of Zanzibar is Kiswahili(Swahili) but English
is widely spoken.
Tanzania currency is called Shilling (Tanzania shilling).
A valid International Yellow Fever, Vaccination Certificate could be demanded
from visitors on arrival as precautionary public health measure.
Best Known for:
It’s enchanting and sometimes tragic tales of Sultans, Discoverers, The
Slave Trade and political insurgencies.
The mystical isle of Zanzibar was founded more than 1200 years
ago, when Arab dhows first visited from Arabia and Turkey in search
of ivory, slaves and spice. The island is still bathed in the
aroma of cloves and cinnamon, whilst memories of sultans and slaves
mix with the haunting call of the muezzins in the island’s
old Stone Town. Today Stone Town, with its ornate architecture,
has been declared a World Heritage Site, and from here, you can
visit spice plantations, swim with dolphins, snorkel on coral
reefs or dive azure seas. Offshore, the emerald crests of atoll
islands lie waiting to be explored.