Zanzibar

The Spice Island

The Spice Island

Zanzibar is the biggest island of an archipelago under the same name. It is situated in the Indian Ocean, the warmest of the three oceans, 25-50 km off the mainland. The historic centre of the capital of Zanzibar is Stone Town, included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. 19th-century palaces, fragrant markets, and busy bazaars create a characteristic atmosphere of this place. This is where Freddie Mercury, the Queen frontman, was born as Farrokh Bulsara in 1946.

 

Zanzibar is the biggest island of an archipelago under the same name. It is situated in the Indian Ocean, the warmest of the three oceans, 25-50 km off the mainland. The historic centre of the capital of Zanzibar is Stone Town, included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. 19th-century palaces, fragrant markets, and busy bazaars create a characteristic atmosphere of this place. This is where Freddie Mercury, the Queen frontman, was born as Farrokh Bulsara in 1946.

 

Water of an average temperature of 28 degrees Celsius and the beach – soft like flour. Although the description seems to be taken from fairy tales, it is real. It is Zanzibar which can boast the most beautiful beaches in the world. From north and west, Zanzibar is protected by a wall of beautiful coral reef. Avid divers will surely be astonished.

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Stone Town
Underwater life on the reefs surrounding the island
Seafood in an exceptional restaurant, the Rock
Western red colobuses in the Jozani Forest National Park
A spice plantation to see what nutmeg looks like!
Snorkelling with dolphins in the south of Zanzibar
A day with giant tortoises on Prison Island
A cruise on a dhow, a local boat with a triangular sail