The coral and spice Island of Zanzibar is a unique coral island lying in the Indian Ocean a short distance from Tanzania mainland.
Zanzibar packages are designed for the coral and spice Island of Zanzibar. The name Zanzibar is derived from a combination of two Arabic words, ‘Zenj’, meaning black, and ‘bar’, being the Arabic word for land, resulting in the ancient title ‘Land of the Blacks’. Zanzibar is a unique coral island lying in the Indian Ocean a short distance from Tanzania mainland. The island’s history goes back many centuries. In the early 19th century when the Sultan of Muscat moved his court to Zanzibar where spice cultivation was developed and the slave trade was at its height thus Zanzibar became the most important town in East Africa. The town is divided into the Old Stone Town and the New Town. The Old Stone Town is characterized by network of shady, winding narrow alleys between the old stone building. As Zanzibar absorbed peoples from as far as the Orient and Iberia, Assyria and India. Pemba is the second largest island of the Archipelago, named Al-khudra “The Green Island” by the Arabic mariners. It is famous for its clove production and its channels offer some of the best diving experiences in East AfricaShare this tour