ZANZIBAR ISLAND DESTINATION
Zanzibar is home to spices like nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, cardamom, and black pepper. These spices and herbs were originally brought to the island traders who settled in Zanzibar in the 16th century. Zanzibar is the quintessential destination that affords superlative historical, cultural, exploratory and eco-tourism beach experiences in East Africa.
Stone Town is the capital city of the island of Zanzibar and has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Anglican and Catholic churches remind you of the colonial advent on the island while the mosques, Omani palaces, the old fort and cannons talk to you of the years of Sultan’s statehood presence.
Zanzibar is not a single island, but an archipelago made up of many small and large islands. Some of the smaller islands are actually ancient coral formations over which vegetation has formed a green cover and now house many unique creatures. But it is the underwater marine realm that is captivatingly beautiful.
Zanzibar’s spices attract aficionados from all over the globe. The incredible habitat of the island is ideal for growing many spices such as cinnamon, chilies, nutmeg, black pepper, ginger, cloves, bulls’ heart, turmeric, lemon grass and many more. Visit the spice plantations when vacationing in Zanzibar and enjoy viewing them as they ripen on the trees.
Jozani Forest Reserve This reserve was designated as a protected area in the 1960s the rare and endangered kirk’s red colobus monkeys have received a new lease of life and are slowly recovering from the brink of extinction.
Zanzibar is a fascinating mix of cultures that thrive in a tranquil and pulsating environment. The culture is an important part of the Zanzibari life and it reflects the African, European, Indian, Arab and Persian culture. It also adds a lively and unique experience for visitors.
Zanzibar is one of the most beautiful beach holidays in East Africa and the perfect place to disconnect yourself from the world. It features tropical landscapes, friendly and fascinating local cultures. The fantastic cuisine, world class activities, weather scenery and wildlife of Zanzibar makes the island the perfect destination for you to visit.