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Location:Zanzibar is a small archipelago off the coastline of Tanzania is East Africa consisting of Unguja (commonly referred to as Zanzibar Island), Pemba and several small surrounding islands.
Pemba:Pemba is the second largest island of the Archipelago, named Al-khudra "The Green Island” by the Arabic mariners. It is famous for its clove production and its channels offer some of best diving experiences in East Africa.
Some of the famous tours and excursions in Zanzibar include:
- The stone town tour
- The spice plantations
- Jozani Forest reserve
- Dhow Cruise and small island adventure
- Scuba diving
- A tour of the north and east coasts
- Kizimkazi tour
There is a wide choice of accommodation in Zanzibar, ranging from town hotels to beach resorts and from local-style, budget accommodation to five star luxury. Prices for accommodation vary form hotel to hotel.
Fun Facts on Zanzibar
The Shortest War in History was fought in Zanzibar in 1896. On 25 August, following the demise of Sultan Hamid bin Thuwaini within two hours a despot broke into the Palace and declared himself ruler. In a show of Victorian Gunboat Diplomacy, the Royal Navy was asked to evict him. At precisely 9 o' clock on the 27th, three warships opened fire and in 45 minutes reduced the Palace to rubble, and deposed the rogue leader. The bombardment has since been called the "Shortest War in History".