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About 40 Km off the coast of East Africa in the Indian Ocean
85 Km long and 30 Km wide.
Lots of opportunity for watersports or simply relaxation, also a number of tours organized by us.
We welcome you to Zanzibar, the majestic spice island of the Indian Ocean.These are two main islands of Unguja and Pemba.
It is fundamentally, however, a Swahili city. The first quality of the city that the visitor notices is the extreme friendliness of the people - beaming smiles enthusiastic conversation at the drop of a hat. The word Dar es Salaam is Kiswahili for 'Haven of Peace' whose most attractive feature is its habour. The crescent bay is fringed with palm trees and gorgeously wrought sailing craft often waft into port. The city's natural harbour and its central location on the coast made it a natural choice for a trading centre. Sultan Majid bin Said of Zanzibar had planned to develop the harbour in 1866. German colonists revived the Sultan's plan in 1887.
Over centuries different cultures have influenced Zanzibar to become what it is today. Sumerians, Assyrians, Egyptians, Phonecians, Indians, Chinese, Persians, Portuguse, Omani Arabs, Dutch and British have settled here at one time or another and influenced the local culture into the present fusion.
Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Stone Town is in fact the old quarter of Zanzibar town, the largest population centre on Unguja island. A walk through the spiralling maze of Stone Town's narrow streets and alleys quickly introduces the mesmerised visitor to all the ingredients of Zanzibar's history and cultural mix. Buildings reflect Arab and Indian influence, boasting inner courtyards and ornate balconies respectively. Mosques and bazaars, palaces and shops, all add to the unique atmosphere here.
While time spent in Zanzibar town is a must, the other attractions of the island cannot be ignored for long. Perhaps a trip to Jozani Forest to see the Kirk's red colobus, the beautiful monkey species unique to Zanzibar? snorkelingKizimkazi, with its lively population of dolphins and historic mosque (1107 A.D) is another worthwhile excursion, as are daytrips to nearby, smaller islands. And a spice tour is almost obligatory.
But many visitors can't wait to get onto those stunning beaches, and with at least 25 stretches of sand to choose from and a year-round warm climate, this is a great place to wind down and chill out. As well as 'doing nothing', there are great opportunities for diving and snorkelling in the clear waters of the Indian Ocean, with coral reefs attracting a huge variety of colourful fish and other fascinating sea creatures.