Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous part of Tanzania. It is composed of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, 25–50 kilometres off the coast of the mainland, and consists of numerous small islands and two large ones: Unguja and Pemba.
Zanzibar is one of the largest and most important cities in Tanzania. This modern city offers so much to do and see. The beautifully preserved old Stone Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is worth a visit during your Travel to Zanzibar. Visit the historical monuments such as the Arab Fort and the House of Wonders. Hang around the markets in the Stone Town.
You can shop for the exquisite handicraft items and artifacts made by the local people. Spice is another one of the major industries in Zanzibar. You will find high quality spices in wide variety.
What makes Zanzibar a perfect destination is not only where it is found but also because of its lush green vegetation and wide variety of flora and fauna. Around this city, there is a forest called Jozani which offers fantastic views of the great animals like the monkeys, birds and so many others. In fact there is completely no way you can go to this wonderful city and you come out without stepping in. You will love the spice tour on Spice Island which produces regular as well as rare spices including saffron, cardamom clovers, ginger, nutmeg, among others.
The eastern beaches are also popular recreational locales for tourists as well as the city dwellers. Among the activities you can engage in, scuba driving one of them, swimming, beach volley ball and so many others.