Seeking for that one destination that will arouse all your senses and make you detach from this stressing world into a peaceful atmosphere and mindset, Zanzibar is the place to visit. Smell the sweet fragrance from the spice plantations, watch the ancient dilapidated buildings left behind by the first slave traders and now decorate the streets of the stone town. Feel the fresh breeze emanating from the Indian Ocean, dive into the calm waters, enjoy the true taste of all kinds of seafood, and steal the vibes from the charming ladies as they harvest seaweed and serve in the different beaches. Zanzibar is situated in East Africa and a contingent to Tanzania right on the shores of the Indian Ocean which makes it a place to visit for not only beach holidays but also culture, history and nature. Zanzibar was formerly known as Unguja island, sprawling through a length of approximately 85km, and width of roughly 39km, with fascinating coral reefs and classic white sand beaches, very luring architecture of Arabian and Swahili design, authentic yet very exciting cultures, tasty cuisines, and one of the finest destinations for primate trekking in Jozani national park.

Her fame rose in the 19th century as a slave trade hub, home for spice, and a peculiar destination for leisure vacations.  Slave trade was at its peak, as the Europeans came to Africa through Zanzibar which acted as the main market for slaves and the easiest route to use to and from Africa. Tippu tip, David Livingstone and sultan bargash are some of the few notable personalities in this great island who contributed to its history and trade right from the 17th century to 1876 when the British struggles and agreement with the sultans led to the abolition of slave trade in Zanzibar, leaving the house of wonders which was built by the sultans and one of the famous tourist destinations in the island, besides the old dispensary of Zanzibar, Ngome kongwe, Giuliani Bridge and the living house. In the 1970s, Zanzibar received aid from East Germany and constructed what is regarded as the longest settlement infrastructure, originally called the Machezani flats or Plattenbauten, the best in East Africa to offer solutions to the housing problems by then.