The Island of Zanzibar

Zanzibar is the Island in Indian ocean. It is situated on the Swahili Coast, adjacent to the mainland Tanzania and consists of many small islands and two large ones: Unguja (the main island, referred to informally as Zanzibar) and Pemba Island. The capital is Zanzibar City, located on the island of Unguja. Its historic center is Stone Town, which is a World Heritage Site.

 

The heat of summer (corresponding to the Northern Hemisphere winter) is often cooled by strong sea breezes associated with the northeast monsoon, particularly on the north and east coasts. Being near to the equator, the islands are warm year round. The rainfall regime is split into two main seasons, a primary maximum in March, April, and May in association with the southwest monsoon, and a secondary maximum in November and December. The months in between receive less rain, with a minimum in July.

Zanzibar Experience

Zanzibar’s most famous event is the Zanzibar International Film Festival, also known as the Festival of the Dhow Countries. Every July, this event showcases the best of the Swahili Coast arts scene, including Zanzibar’s favorite music, taarab.

 

Important architectural features in Stone Town are the Livingstone house, The Old dispensary of Zanzibar, the Guliani Bridge, Ngome kongwe (The Old fort of Zanzibar) and the House of Wonders. The town of Kidichi features the Hamamni Persian Baths, built by immigrants from Shiraz, Iran during the reign of Barghash bin Said. Zanzibar also is the only place in Eastern African countries to have the longest settlement houses formally known as Michenzani flats which were built by the aid from East Germany during the 1970s to solve housing problems in Zanzibar

 

Zanzibar is an idea Safari extension, after rough and dusty roads at the bush, Zanzibar is perfect escape for relaxation.  You will enjoy  the crystal-clear water of the Indian Ocean, dive our Coral reef  as well as experiencing  the  warm and  genuine Swahili hospitality

 

You may like to experience some of the unforgettable  excursion such as : –

Stone Town & City Tour, Spice Tour, Jozani Forest, Prison Island, Sunset Dhow Cruise