Zanzibar is one of the two large islands off the coast of the mainland, in the Indian ocean of Tanzania in East Africa. Zanzibar is the capital of Unguja, it is also the historic center of stone town, which is a world heritage site. The name Zanzibar is derived from the Persian “Zang-bar” which means Black coast.
The Zanzibar island is famous for its Spices (i.e nutmeg, cinnamon, and black pepper) and tourism. The zanzibaries speak Swahili, which is a Bantu language that is extensively spoken in the African great lake region. Other languages spoken in the region include Arabic, French/Italian. The population in Zanzibar consists mostly of Muslims and a Christian minority.
Our three top destinations to visit during your stay in Zanzibar includes but not limited to;
- The Old Dispensary
The old dispensary is a historical building in Stone town, located on the sea front in Zanzibar. Built in the 1980’s by a Muslim merchant, with intents of making it a charitable hospital as a part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations of Queen Victoria. The building is famous for its Victorian style edifice, with ornate balconies, and arcades.
- Zanzibar butterfly center
The Zanzibar butterfly center is a beautiful garden like location for nature lovers who are interested in seeing hundreds of native butterfly inhabitants.
- The Melia resort Zanzibar
This resort is a 5 start heaven on earth resort on the Zanzibar Island. The views of the resort are breathtaking. The rooms are spacious, clean and professionally maintained, some of which come with outdoor showers. The rooms also give guests an amazing view of the Indian ocean. The resort also comes with a state of the restaurant, with pro chefs that cater to the individual needs and meal plans of guests.
During your stay at the Melia, provisions are also made for guests to engage in tourist activities like;
Deep sea fishing (Zanzibar is an excellent year-round game for fishing, which can be found between the waters of Zanzibar and Pemba Island. Big Yellow Fin Tuna, Sailfish, Blue Marlin and Striped and Black Marlin are plentiful)
Spice tour- A tour of the punch of the chili to the refreshing succulence if green coconut flesh. It also provides you with the unique chance to purchase those exclusive spices straight from the source.
Jozari forest- An interesting Rich diversity of native wildlife, including swamp forest, evergreen thicket and mangrove. Red Colobus and Sykes Monkeys can be seen frolicking amongst the exotic indigenous flora. Spend a day wandering through the forest and discover its hidden secrets.