It is always worth to take a trip to magical Zanzibar. Zanzibar is actually the name for the archipel for the islands Pemba and the bigger one Unguja. Zanzibar is also called the island of spices. Depending on the wind the smell of cloves touches your nose. On a spice tour you can visit spice farmers and learn something about the use of different spices and watch the risky climb to get coconuts. As Zanzibar is surrounded by the Indean Ocean it is perfect for snorkelling, scuba diving and kyting. Long white beaches and clear blue water invites you to relax and cool down. So attractive for sealovers. At the East Coast there are lots of Rastafari hostels that are perfect for a budget trip as well as in the Northern village Nungwi. Also luxury hotels are spread all over the islands. Zanzibar is well known for perfect breakfast with fresh fruits, omelette and traditional cakes as well as fresh fish and seafood for dinner.
The history of the archipel goes back to the 7th century when Arabic trade men came to Zanzibar that were followed by Portuguese and Omanies. Their influences you can see the best in Stonetown as well as memorial signs of former slave trades. Stonetown is the main city of the archipel. It is formed by small alleys where you can find lots of traditional and touristic shops. Don't miss to enjoy a tasty spiced coffee and have dinner at the Forodani Gardens, a food market next to the harbour that always starts in the evening. --> only in Stonetown you can get cash (besides a new atm in Kendwa with additional 10 %). So mind about enough extra $ and cash. This time I tried 9 Atm, all not working. --> when you arrive by ferry and not travel with heavy luggage it is worth to walk a bit away from the harbour that can take a cheaper cab