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Zanzibar is the semi-autonomous part of Tanzania, composed of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of the mainland. The archipelago is made up of small islands and two major islands, Unguja (the main island) and Pemba.

Historic Stone Town, located in the centre of Zanzibar City, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is believed to be the only functioning ancient town in East Africa. Persian traders initially used Stone Town as a base for travel between the Middle East, India and Africa. By the 19th century, it had become the centre of the spice trade and the slave trade with some 600,000 slaves passing through Zanzibar from 1830-1863.

Today, Zanzibar offers a complete change of pace from that of the mainland. It continues to be a melting pot of cultures and Arab, Persian, Indian, European and African influences are felt everywhere. Along with Tanzania’s Mafia Island, Zanzibar is sometimes referred to as the Spice Islands as the production of cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and black pepper among others remain an important industry.

A popular tourist destination, many people visit the archipelago to learn about its rich history while others come to take advantage of the white sand beaches. Pemba in particular is becoming very well known for the dive sites in its channels. Experienced divers can enjoy the untouched and less crowded reefs on offer.

 


 

Tanzania Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Tanzania.

Learn about the history and culture of Tanzania, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Tanzania's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Tanzania for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Tanzania safaris today!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your African Safari, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours or Egypt tours en route from Tanzania or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours

 

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  • Mafia Island

    Experience Mafia Island, a truly tropical paradise in the Indian Ocean just off the coast of Tanzania. The perfect rest and relaxation island after a safari.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 439
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Lodges & Beach Stays
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  • Pemba Island

    After a safari in Tanzania, why not spend time relaxing on the island of Pemba off the coast of this country. Pemba Island is a very attractive and scenic island known for its outstanding coral reefs and diving.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 898
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Lodges & Beach Stays
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  • Spicy Zanzibar

    Zanzibar is rich in history. It is the fabled Spice Island and one time centre for the slave trade. Home to Stone Town, a World Heritage site, it is also an excellent beach destination.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 480
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Lodges & Beach Stays
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