Zanzibar is the romantic gateway to Africa. For generations the name Zanzibar has captured the imagination of people as a far away, exotic and legendary island located in the Indian Ocean near the East African coast. The island has been a home to Persians, Arabs, Indians and Portuguese traders. Spices and slave trading made the island rich and famous.
Zanzibar is known as a spice island. Visit to the Persian baths built in 1850 by Seyyid bin Sultan and the spice plantations at Kizimbani.
See the wonders of Stone Town, sample the local fruits and spices visit the Sultans Palace full of artifacts and historical objects, The Arab Fort and walk through the meandering narrow streets of Stone Town. Also visit Dr. Livingstone’s house, the house of wonders and the Zanzibar museum, which holds interesting relics from the past.
SVisit the fishing village of kizimkazi. It is here that we find the first evidence of Islam in East Africa. Visit the old mosque built in 1804 and board a local dhow or boat to see the dolphins and swim with the dolphins.
Formally used by the Arabs as a confinement for refractory slaves, the island is also home to the giant tortoises besides a hot spot for snorkeling and sunbathing