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[Africa Travel] Tanzania: Zanzibar

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Zanzibar is made up of more than 50 islands in Tanzania. Security is more stable than in mainland Tanzania, and it is a place visited by tourists. It is lined with luxurious resort hotels and is known as an African paradise. The reason is the beautiful beach. Zanzibar is a place full of nature, and many people come not only from Africans but also from Europe. There are also World Heritage Sites, so there are many things to see.

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Location

Zanzibar is an island located in the eastern part of Tanzania.

History

Around 1499, the island was discovered by Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama. After that, the Portuguese settled and the town started. The Portuguese were banished by Oman and then divided and ruled by Germany and Great Britain. It became a British protectorate from 1890, but became independent in 1964.

Climate

Zanzibar is hot and humid all year round. Temperatures range from 20 ° C to 33 ° C throughout the year.

Language

In Tanzania, the official language is Swahili. English is also an official language.

Security

Zanzibar is famous as a resort and is relatively safe compared to the mainland. But try to avoid going out at night.

Race

Bantu blacks make up 95%.

industry

Production of spices and cultivation of raffia palms are popular. Furthermore, because there are resort areas, the tourism industry is very active.

religion

There are many Christians and Muslims in Tanzania.

currency

Tanzanian shilling is used.

Sightseeing spot 1 : Stone Town

Stone Town, the center of Unguja, has been registered as a World Heritage Site. The cityscape is very beautiful and there is also a cathedral.

Sightseeing spot 2 : Nungwi

Nungwi has become one of Zanzibar’s most popular tourist attractions with its well-developed beaches. Nungwi is a sanctuary for sea turtles and can be found in large numbers.

Sightseeing spot 3 : The Rock

Zanzibar’s most famous restaurant is on the Mihambi Peninsula. It stands on the outcrop of Zango in the middle of the sea. At high tide, you can swim across or boat.

Sightseeing spot 4 : Kijim Kaji

The village of Kijimkaji is a small fishing settlement and is a recommended place for diving and snorkeling.

Sightseeing spot 5 : Freddie Mercury Museum

Zanzibar is the birthplace of Queen’s vocalist Freddie Mercury. There is a small Freddie Mercury Museum. Admission is $ 10.

Sightseeing spot 6 : Darajani Market

Zanzibar’s main market. It is a very lively place where you can buy vegetables, seafood, etc. from daily necessities.

Sightseeing spot 7 : Anglican Basilica

On the site of the Old Slave Mart, there is the Anglican Shrine. There is also a museum next to the cathedral where you can learn about the history of the slave trade.

Sightseeing spot 8 : Spice Farm

There are several spice plantations in Zanzibar. Zanzibar tropical fruit tastings and tourist entertainment events are held.

Sightseeing spot 9 : Spice Farm

Zanzibar National Park. Zanzibar Red Colobus, an endemic animal of Zanzibar, lives here. Since it is an animal sanctuary, you cannot walk around freely. A guide will accompany you.

Sightseeing spot 10 : Prison Island

The island of Prison is home to a large number of Aldabra giant tortoises. Admission to the island requires 10,000 shillings.

Hotel

Zanzibar has plenty of accommodation. Abido Amani Karoom International Airport is nearby. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below. It also supports other languages.

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