Zanzibar is the name of an archipelago in the Indian Ocean 25–50 km off the coast of East Africa. There are many small islands and two large ones: Unguja (the main island, sometimes informally referred to as ‘Zanzibar’) and Pemba Island.
The archipelago was once the separate state of Zanzibar, which united with Tanganyika to form Tanzania (derived from the two names). Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous within the union, with its own government.
The capital of Zanzibar is Zanzibar City. It is on the island of Unguja. The city’s old quarter, known as Stone Town, is a World Heritage Site.
The people are mostly African Bantu, with some Asians of Indian origin.
Unguja (also referred to as “Zanzibar Island” or simply “Zanzibar”, in Ancient Greek: Μενουθιάς, romanized: Menuthias – as mentioned in The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea) is the largest and most populated island of the Zanzibar archipelago, in Tanzania.
Unguja is a hilly island, about 85 kilometres (53 miles) long (north-south) and 30 kilometres (19 miles) wide (east-west) at its widest, with an overall area of about 1,666 square kilometres (643 square miles). It is located in the southern half of the Zanzibar Archipelago, in the Indian Ocean, about 59 kilometres (37 mi) south of the second largest island of the archipelago, Pemba. Unguja and mainland Tanzania are separated by the Zanzibar Channel. Unguja is a famous place for a beach holiday in Zanzibar.
Unguja is surrounded by a number of smaller islands and islets, with only two of them, Tumbatu and Uzi, being inhabited. Other minor islands around Unguja include Bawe, Chapwani, Changuu, Chumbe, Kizingo, Kwale, Latham, Mautani, Miwi, Mnemba, Mwana wa Mwana, Nianembe, Popo, Pungume, and Ukanga.
Mean while when you are in Zanzibar or anywhere such as Pemba, Unguja or Stone Town you can visit Tanzania without any complicated issues. From Zanzibar to Tanzania it’s easy to visit.
We are also arranging safari tour in Zanzibar for a different kind of activities. Not only that, but you can also visit Tanzania and do a different kind of pleasure such as Wildlife, Mount Climbing & hiking, culture tourism and much more when you are in Tanzania. The connection to visit Tanzania is easy and cost 1 hour and 20 minutes either from Zanzibar -Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar – Kilimanjaro or Zanzibar – Arusha. It’s easy and possible and easy to combine Tanzania and Zanzibar during your holiday. Tanzania is famous for wild safaris, waterfalls, culture, hiking, climbing, city tour etc while Zanzibar has different things to enjoy such as beach holiday, spice tour, Torodhani in Stone Town and much more.
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