Zanzibar is an ideal destination for travellers seeking a place to experience a turquoise coastline and sandy white beaches. The months of June to October are the best time to visit because of the the warm weather and lack of rainfall.
Zanzibar consists of two main islands, Pemba and Unguja (which is also known as Zanzibar Island). It is blessed with clean beaches, delicious food and friendly people.
Some of the languages spoken in the area include Kiswahili, Arabic and English.
Zanzibar is often considered a romantic getaway, but there’s much more to the island than honeymoon holidays. We have compiled five top things to do on your trip to Zanzibar.
Travellers should definitely try ndizi kaanga, one of the popular dishes served in Zanzibar. It is a fried or grilled plantain meal that is eaten as a nutritious snack. Also worth trying is ugali, an indigenous meal made from maize flour and water, which is eaten with one’s hands and dipped into a traditional soup known as mchuzi.
Zanzibar is known for its taarab music, which incorporates Swahili lyrics and is played on traditional instruments including the qanun,a string instrument laid flat that is plucked like a harp. It has Arab, Indian, Persian and European influences, and is soothing, melodic and entertaining.
Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park
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