WELCOME TO ZANZIBAR ISLAND
Zanzibar Island, together with Pemba, Latham and other small islands and islets form the Zanzibar archipelago, a true African paradise.
To 40 km of the African continent, Zanzibar, continue offering, at the moment, the mythical exotism from the past, which was collected in the famous journalist’s newspapers and explorer of the 19th century named Stanley, best known to have found the lost doctor Livingstone.
The visitors come to Zanzibar because of its white sand beaches adorned by coconut trees with an impressive height. Its landscape transport you to distant times where the sultans, the merchants of species and ivory and the traffickers of slaves were the owners of this marvel.
Zanzibar is also known as the Species Island, due to the development of the trade of these substances during the 19th century.
Stone Town , the capital of the island, still conserves the splendorous style of “The thousand and one nights”, fruit of the inheritance of ancestors Arabian, Persian and Omani. The city shows us places full of charm, with a fascinating architecture displaying Arabic, Indian, European and African characteristics.
Taking a walk for its narrow streets in the old neighborhood, you will find extraordinary carved wooden doors. Many doors are decorated with carving’s of passages from the Quran. There are more than 500 doors, many of which are older than the houses. Surprisingly, some doors have large brass spikes, which are of tradition from Indian, to avoid the attacks of the elephants.
The life is impregnated from the exotic scent of the species, the punctual call to the prayer of the muckiness of the mosques …
Among other recommended places, we can find “Cells of Temekuja School”, “Old Fort”, “St Joseph’s Cathedral”, “Livingstone House”…
Zanzibar offers excellent diving and snorkeling places and other activities like “spice tour” ….
keep in mind that in some lodges and Muslim hotels don’t have alcohol drinks, not even beer.