Situated in the
Indian Ocean, 36 km off the coastline of mainland
Zanzibar. Zanzibar officially refers to the archipelago that include Unguja and
Pemba, surrounded by about 50 smaller ones.
Covering an area of 1464
sq km, Zanzibar is a mainly low lying island, with it's highest point at 120
Once the trading centre of the whole of East Africa, Zanzibar
attracted Sumerians, Assyrians, Phoenicians, Arabs, Chinese and Malays. The
great explorers, Burton, Speke, Livingstone and Krapf continued their journeys
from these shores.
It is characterised by beautiful sandy beaches with
fringing coral reefs, warm clear blue waters, idyllic islands, excellent reefs
for snorkelling and diving, fantastic deep sea fishing and water sports
The historic Stone Town with its narrow winding streets,
vivid markets and colourful bazaars makes for an interesting cultural
Commonly known as the "Spice Island"; famous for spices such as
cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, cardamom, peper and others). Spice tours are
a popular excursion.
|The Africa Guide's recommended book
||Zanzibar, 6th: Pemba and Mafia (Sept
06) (amazon.com) - USA (amazon.co.uk) - Europe
by Bradt Travel Guide
first travel guide to concentrate exclusively on Zanzibar and Pemba. This sixth
edition brings every aspect of travel on the islands up to date, from sourcing
hotels to creating an individual itinerary from the selection of landmarks,
markets, and activities detailed in the guide. Fascinating background on the
history and culture of the islands, a thorough section on land and marine
wildlife, and a guide to the architectural treasures of Stone Town will help
the traveler discover many aspects of Zanzibar.
|The Africa Guide's recommended
||Zanzibar Island Map (Maps Worldwide)
Published by Harms Verlag - Series Touring Maps
Format Folded Map, Scale
1:100 000 .
Language English, Dutch Italien
A touring map of Zanzibar
with town plans. Includes colour shading and contours.