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Spice Plantations

Spice Plantations – thanks to Arab traders who settled in Zanzibar, this island became known for its spices internationally for centuries. Exports of spices such as cloves, cardamon, cinnamon, black pepper, turmeric, vanilla, and nutmeg have made this island legendary. Various tour outfits offer visitors the chance to view such items at the source, along […]

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Jozani National Forest Reserve

Jozani National Forest Reserve – this forest reserve is located in the central east region of Zanzibar Island, and is the home of the rare Red Colobus Monkey (which is only endemic to Zanzibar). A red colobus monkey, unlike their more widespread and adapted cousins, the Black and White Colobus, are a rain forest species […]

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Zanzibar Cultural Festival

Zanzibar Cultural Festival – this event takes place towards the end of July each year, shortly after the international ZIFF Festival of the Dhow Countries. Drawing cultural troupes from different countries and many from Zanzibar, the festival is marked with strong traditional customs and a rich heritage of culture. It is decorated with “taarab” music, […]

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Kidike Root Site

Kidike Root Site (Pemba) – located just a few kilometers from Chake Chake (in Pemba’s central region) is this natural habitat. Here’s visitors may encounter the endangered Pemba Flying Fox (which is endemic to the island). Other animals are found here, too, such as Vervet Monkeys, Mozambique Cobras, Tortoises, Bush Crabs, Red eyed Doves, Mangrove […]

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Sea Cliff Resort & Spa

Sea Cliff Resort & Spa (Kama Village, Zanzibar) – this is the first and only course on the island of Zanzibar. This magnificent course, located just north of Zanzibar city and designed by Peter Matkovich, consists of an undercover driving range, practice greens, 9 holes, 18 tees, golf carts and clubs to hire. A qualified […]

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Prison Island

Prison Island – located just 30 minutes (via boat trip) from Zanzibar, Prison Island (a.k.a. Changuu Island) provides a fascinating glimpse into the island’s dark past – this land was once used as a place where slaves were detained. When slavery was abolished, the British converted it into a camp where people with infectious diseases […]