Zanzibar at Glance(Tanzania)
When a tourists travels to Zanzibar, he suddenly finds himself traveling through time to an ancient kingdom of Persians, an Ottoman Empire that lived long, and to the Western coasts of India with all its magic and scents.
Inside the Stone Town, the center of the archipelago, there are many narrow lanes with a lot of Arabian style houses. Many travelers who spend their Tanzania Tours arrive in the very beginning of their trip in the Stone Town.
The guests will see the men, wearing the Kanzu, the white traditional robes, and Koufia, the Arabian scurf, and drinking Turkish coffee and playing a local board game.
Things are not so different on the coastal area of Zanzibar; things are quite and relaxing as they were centuries in the past. Many tourists who spend their Tanzania Holidays enjoy the beaches of Zanzibar. The other major island beside Zanzibar, Pemba is notable for its deep waters. There are also many mangrove plants that sometimes open the way for marvelous sandy beaches.
Of course there is another side of life in Zanzibar and all the major islands of Tanzania. There are crowded streets full of business deals, many cars and motor bikes, and several shops and stores selling almost everything.
However, there are still many quite spots and interesting tours to go on to. Maybe the rule of the Kings and Sultans of Zanzibar hasn’t lasted for long; the magic of these islands will remain till the end of time.
The Climate of Zanzibar
The Climate of Zanzibar is actually shaped by the tropical moderated weather that is somehow cooled by the fresh breeze of the sea.
The main period when rain falls is from March up till May and many of the hotels and touristic resorts close at this time. No tourists would travel to Tanzania during this period of the year. There is also another short raining period from mid November to the beginning of December. However, it can rain at time, especially in Pemba.
The Island of Zanzibar
Zanzibar is the island that grabs attention the most among all the islands of Tanzania. Many affordable tours to Tanzania would include a visit to Zanzibar.
The Stone Town, the center of Zanzibar, where every guest to the island arrives, is a unique mixture of Arabian influences, Indian, European, and African mingles together here.
The beaches of Zanzibar are easily accessible and they are among the finest beaches in the world. There are many touristic facilities and services in Zanzibar and they are highly developed to match the needs of any budget and all types of tourists who go on tours to Tanzania.
The Town of Zanzibar
Located on the Western side of the island, the town of Zanzibar is the center of the islands and this where all travelers usually arrive to enjoy their tour in Tanzania
The best section of the town is the Stone Town that is surrounded by the sea from three sides. Straight to the East, there is the less crowded section of Nagambo which most tourists just pass by on their way to some beaches.
There are a number of daily flights that link Zanzibar, Pemba, and Dar El Salam together. There is also a ferry that takes passengers from Dar El Salam to Zanzibar and many other islands. Many group tours to Tanzania would include a visit to the northern parks and to Zanzibar as well.