Zanzibar, the majestic spice island of the Indian Ocean is an archipelago of two islands of Unguja and Pemba. Over centuries different cultures have influenced Zanzibar to become what it is today. Sumerians, Assyrians, Egyptians, Phonecians, Indians, Chinese, Persians, Portuguese, Omani Arabs, Dutch and British have settled in Zanzibar at one time or another and influenced the local culture into the present fusion. 

Zanzibar is a partner region or state in the United Republic of Tanzania with the Mainland. The name Zanzibar is derived from a combination of two Arabic words, "Zenj" meaning black, and "bar", being the Arabic word for land, resulting in the ancient title " Land of the Blacks".

Pemba is the second largest island of the Archipelago, named Al-Khudra " The Green Island" by the Arabic mariners. It is famous for its clove production and its channels offer some of the best diving experienes in East Africa.

Zanzibar was recently awarded with the title of " sexiest" beach in Africa. The is known for its clear warm ocean. The island also offers various other tourist attractions including both natural an cultural heritage sites.

Natural Heritage sites includes: 1. Coastal Tourism
                                                   2. Terrestrial Wildlife
                                                   3. Marine Parks
                                                   4. Dhow Cruising
                                                   5. Spice Tour

Natural Heritage sites includes: 1. Arts & Crafts
                                                   2. Forts & Ruins
                                                   3. Cultural Activities
                                                   4. Museums
                                                   5. Historical Sites
                                                   6. Music ( Taarab )
Source: Zanzibar Tourism Board

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