Zanzibar is a popular beach destination in Africa. It’s known for its magnificent beaches with white clay-like sand, picturesque clear blue water, and diverse cultures.
Before my recent visit to Zanzibar, I wasn’t sure what to expect as I’m not really a beach holiday kinda person but I was also intrigued by
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Facts about Zanzibar
- Continent: Africa
- Currency: Tanzanian Shilling
- Capital City: Zanzibar City
- Official Language: Swahili
- International Airport(s): Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ)
- Visa Requirement for South Africans: Visa-Free
Where is Zanzibar in Africa
Zanzibar is an archipelago (group) of islands that are located off the coast of Tanzania in the Indian Ocean.
Pemba Island is near Tanzania’s border with Kenya, Unguja and Latham Island in the middle, and Mafia Island down south.
The main island, Unguja, is often referred to as Zanzibar. Because of its strategic location along the spice and slave trade routes in the Indian Ocean, Zanzibar has been a stronghold for many countries throughout its history.