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    Tourists Guide To Zanzibar & General Information

    Zanzibar is a group of islands that form an archipelago off the East African coastline. It forms part of the Tanzanian Republic, and has a rich history dating back to the Stone Age. The capital is Zanzibar City. Unguja and Pemba are the main islands in the archipelago, and ferries to and from all the islands operate regularly.

    An Overview & Informative Guide To Zanzibar

    Zanzibar is well known for it’s game fishing and rare wildlife. From Giant Trevally to the Zanzibar Leopard, there is lots of exploring to do if you get tired of the beach life.

    What You Need To Know About Zanzibar

    There are a few important things to take note of when travelling to Zanzibar.

    When Is The Best Time To Visit Zanzibar?

    December and January are generally the most popular times to go to Zanzibar, but the most comfortable times are between June and October.

    Do I Need A Visa To Visit Zanzibar?

    You need a Visa in order to enter Zanzibar, as it is part of the Republic of Tanzania.

    What Should I Pack To Visit Zanzibar?

    Zanzibar is a tropical island, so clothes tailored for the warmer months and a lightweight waterproof jacket should do. Sunscreen, caps and hats and beach-orientated gear should also be taken along

    Do I Need Vaccinations To Visit Zanzibar?

    You currently do not need any vaccinations when travelling to Zanzibar. You should make sure by asking your Travel Agent a few months prior to your visit.

    Transport & How To Get Around Zanzibar?

    Zanzibar International Airport has a large capacity for tourists. Prior to your arrival on the islands, transportation is best organized through your travel or booking agent. There is no public transport on the islands, although private mini bus taxis do operate.

    Attractions and Places to Visit in Zanzibar.

    Zanzibar is a luscious tropical vacation destination where palm trees, crystal clear waters on beaches with snow-white sand are most certainly abundant.

    Where to go when visiting Zanzibar?

    The first of numerous places to visit when in Zanzibar is the breath-taking beaches of the northern villages Nungwi and Kendwa of which are lined with countless hotels and beautiful broad beaches. These beaches are a very good place to just sit back and relax or even walk along while taking in all of the stunning views. It certainly has a calming, tranquil and peaceful setting which is sure to take away and make you forget all about life’s troubles.

    The Zanzibar Archipelago consists of 3 main islands namely Pemba Island, Zanzibar Island and Mafia Island along with numerous smaller islands. Pemba and Zanzibar Islands has many magnificent tourist attractions. Just 250 meters off the coast of Pemba Island there is exceptional accommodation in Manta Resort, which is no ordinary resort as the hotel suite, is partially submerged underneath the surface of the ocean. Pemba Island is mostly used for agricultural activities. Pemba Island is well know for it’s outstanding dive sites due to the steep drop-offs and untouched coral reefs you are sure to see some spectacular marine life.

    Other magnificent places to visit when in Zanzibar are the House of Wonders and the Old Dispensary where the diving and snorkeling couldn’t get any better with such a variety of fish and marine life.

    Last to mention a visit to the Old Fort that was built in the late 17th century by the Omanis to defend themselves from the Portuguese attackers which has become a prominent tourist attraction as live dances and music shows are usually held each evening while dining in local restaurants.

    How old is the City of Zanzibar?

    The city of Zanzibar is believed to be first occupied around 20 000 years ago but was first settled and established by the Omanis in the 17th Century.

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