- Kick back and relax on the white-sand beaches
- Wander the streets of historic Stone Town
- Search for Red Colobus in Jozani Forest
- Get familiar with spices on a spice tour
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The name Zanzibar evokes images of an exotic place of palm fringed coastlines framing white sandy beaches where the warm crystal-clear water of the Indian Ocean lap its shores. Known as the ‘Spice Islands’, Zanzibar’s spice farms and plantations were once key producers of cloves, vanilla, nutmeg and cardamom. Venture through the World Heritage listed Stone Town and marvel at the unique architecture, Arab forts and bustling local markets.
- Located in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Tanzania, the Zanzibar Archipelago consists of Zanzibar (locally known as Unguja), Pemba and several smaller islands. Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous part of Tanzania and has its own government.
- Swahili and English are the official languages of Tanzania. Many Zanzibaris also speak Arabic, as well as French and Italian in tourist areas.
- Being just south of the equator, the islands of Zanzibar are warm all year-round. The rainy seasons are typically from March to May and November to December with drier periods outside of these times.