Zanzibar is a semi – autonomous part of Tanzania in East Africa. It is composed of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean 25 – 50 km off the coast of the mainland and consists of many small islands and two large ones, Unguja the main island informally referred to as Zanzibar and Pemba. Its main industries are , spices , raffia and tourism. In particular the islands produce cloves , nutmeg , cinnamon and black pepper.Zanzibar is the home of the endemic Zanzibar red colobus monkey, the Zanzibar servaline genet and the Zanzibar leopard. Being near to the equator , the islands are warm year around. Rains occur in November but are characterised by brief showers, longer rains normally occur in March , April and May in association with the southwest monsoon. Zanzibar has 1600 km of roads. There are five ports in the islands of Unguja and Pemba.
Zanzibar ‘s main airport, Zanzibar International Airport has been able to handle large passenger airplanes since 2011 and since another increase in capacity by the end of 2013, it can serve up to 1.5 million passenger per year. The island can be reached by flights operated by Auric air, Kenya Airways , Qatar Airways , Turkish Airlines ,FlyDubai , Coastal Aviation , KLM , British Airways, Ethiopian Airways,Meridiana, Oman Air, EL AL Israel Airlines and Mango Airlines.
What would you expect to see?
There are more than 25 beaches in Zanzibar and some are so peaceful and remote that the only noise breaking the silence is likely to be the ocean. It also have several small offshore islands which are ideal for a day trip. Prison island is the most popular with tourists because it is only a short trip from Stone Town, originally it was used by Arabs to detain slaves and then a jail was built by the British, but it was never actually used. You will also notice a large population of ancient Aldabra tortoises. It has excellent hotels for all budgets.
Zanzibar is a magical and romantic place with one of the most evocative names in the world, why don’t you try this tourist destination for your next visit to Africa , if you are outside Africa and you can witness the beauty of this land. For more information about this island paradise , l would encourage you to visit http://www.zanzibar.net , there you will get more information.
l wish you a safe trip to Zanzibar. Good health to you hey.
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