Zanzibar:

The Zanzibar experience would not be complete without a sojourn on the island's famous and unspoiled sandy white beaches, exploration of the ancient Arab ruins, a sail to the offshore islands and then a fragrant tour through the clove countryside.

The fertile soil of this tropical refuge grows nutmeg, lemon grass, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, and the omnipresent clove. Zanzibar and neighboring Pemba Island supply seventy-five percent of the world's crop.


ZANZIBAR

The Swahili name and local term for Zanzibar Island is Unguja. It is used to distinguish the island from the Zanzibar Archipelago (which also includes Pemba), as well as from Zanzibar Town.


BACKGROUND:

The East African coast, which stretches for nearly 800 km, and the Islands of Zanzibar, have never failed to enchant sailors, sultans, traders, and travelers from distant lands. Many stories told by the dwellers of the coast say famous sailors such as Sinbad have visited this enchanting land. An exotic fusion of Arabic and African traditions, the coast and the Zanzibar Islands, along with her sisters Pemba and Mafia Islands, have kept the magic of "The Tales of a Thousand and One Nights" alive.

On the Tanzanian coast, the ancient history of the towns of Kilwa and Kaole is still heard in the thousand year old ruins. The town of Bagamoyo, which means "lay the burden of your heart" in Swahili, speaks vividly of the memory of the slaves, and vestiges of the gold and ivory trade can be found in the village. Dar es Salaam ("Port of Peace") is the main trading center and the largest city in Tanzania.


ZANZIBAR ISLAND

On Zanzibar Island, only twenty miles from mainland Tanzania, golden beaches and crystal clear waters stretch for miles. It was the ancient trading port of the Sultans of Oman in the 19th century. Inland, the island is like the Garden of Eden, offering the most exotic tropical foliage.


STONE TOWN:

Considered by many to be the heart of Zanzibar, Stone Town is the only functioning historical town in East Africa, much the same today as it was 200 years ago. It is the oldest part of Zanzibar Town, made up of winding lanes and unique stone houses. The Arab homes that form the backbone of Stone Town are as much a part of the Island's culture as the dhows that ply the local waters. Today the narrow alleys are filled with bazaars, women draped in buibuis (Muslim robes), shops, tailors at treadle-powered machines, playing children, jewelers, carpenters, local sweetmeats, hawkers selling curios, old men, and the coffee seller rattling by with his cups. Beautiful mosques are suddenly revealed in unlikely corners. Zanzibar Town is one of its kind in the world, as the architecture resonates with the exotic Arabic, Persian and Indian influences on Zanzibar culture. Carved wooden doors and balconies decorate the houses which are made of coral stone. When you visit you will feel as if you have been taken back to the days of the sailors, pirates, and sultans. A fascinating history, a mix of cultures, and the smell of spices rule the narrow streets of the Town.


JOZANI FOREST:

Jozani Forest, 35 km south-east of Zanzibar Town, is the largest area of mature forest left on Unguja. It hosts populations of rare red Colobus monkeys, as well as Sykes monkeys, bushbabies, Ader's duikers, dassies, over 50 species of butterflies and about 40 species of birds. There's a nature trail in the forest, which takes about 45 minutes to walk.


EAST COAST:

For those who truly wish "to get away from it all", there's no better place than eastern Zanzibar Island. Strung along the sunrise coast are a number of picturesque fishing villages, remnants of an earlier, simpler era. The villagers live in basic coral homes under swaying coconut palms. Along the east coast there are few tourist sites or cultural attractions - only pristine beaches, aquamarine waters, and friendly inhabitants.


CULTURAL TOURS:

Our Company is very supportive of the indigenous people of Tanzania. We arrange tours and safaris which allow our clients to gain firsthand knowledge of the lives of the native people of Tanzania, including the people of Zanzibar. Our tours encourage interaction and participation with the community, in the spirit of creating friendship and a learning experience.


 
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