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Zanzibar: What to do when you get there?

Zanzibar, Tanzania is a region on the East coast of Africa know for incredible ivory beaches and flourishing wildlife. Tanzania is cuddled up against multiple other popular African countries to visit, such as Kenya, Uganda, Malawi and Zambia

Tanzania is also home to Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa and one of the most famous mountains for serious climbers to take on. 

Zanzibar itself is actually an archipelago in between the land and two small islands, called Unguja and Pemba. Unguja is the island foreigners usually refer to as Zanzibar. 

If you’re an animal lover, you will be happy to hear Zanzibar consists of 470 square kilometers of protected marine water, known as the Menai Bay Conservation area. With funding from the WWF, the conservation effort has includes protecting coral reefs, mangrove forests, bee keeping, tree nurseries and tropical fish. Illegal fishing has also been controlled. Native villagers who previously hunted in this region for economic stability, have now begun working as boating guides for tourists instead. All of this work has even attracted hundreds of bottlenose dolphins and humpback whales back to the area!

The Jozani Chwaka National Park is also a lovely place to explore when in Zanzibar. The main attraction of the park is who you’ll encounter here. The park is home to a native species of monkey called the Red Colobus Monkey which is only found here. This species of monkey is social and vocal, you will hear them calling to friends from across the treetops as you explore the park!

Pongwe beach in Zanzibar is the stuff of dreams. Surrounded by palm trees, sunbathe on stark-white, fine-sand beaches and dive into turquoise, crystal-clear waters. This is the beach you’ve been seeing on your desktop screensaver. Relax under a straw beach hut and sip on tropical beverages, or stroll to the water break for a dip in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

Stone town, Zanzibar is another point of interest for visitors. The central, beachside town in Zanzibar is full of unique handmade arts, African architecture, and is the birthplace of Freddie Mercury of the band Queen! You can even visit his house while there.

In addition to all of the interesting parks and sights, there are a plethora of outdoor activities to enjoy. See the sights by Parasail or kite surf in the warm wind. Test your limits with flyboard sessions, or take it easy and cruise along the shore on a jet ski. Head inland and take in the lush scenery by quad. When you’re through, cool off in the water with snorkeling and scuba diving, checking out the beautiful tropical marine life!

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            Zanzibar: What to do when you get there?

            Zanzibar, Tanzania is a region on the East coast of Africa know for incredible ivory beaches and flourishing wildlife. Tanzania is cuddled up against multiple other popular African countries to visit, such as Kenya, Uganda, Malawi and Zambia

            Tanzania is also home to Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa and one of the most famous mountains for serious climbers to take on. 

            Zanzibar itself is actually an archipelago in between the land and two small islands, called Unguja and Pemba. Unguja is the island foreigners usually refer to as Zanzibar. 

            If you’re an animal lover, you will be happy to hear Zanzibar consists of 470 square kilometers of protected marine water, known as the Menai Bay Conservation area. With funding from the WWF, the conservation effort has includes protecting coral reefs, mangrove forests, bee keeping, tree nurseries and tropical fish. Illegal fishing has also been controlled. Native villagers who previously hunted in this region for economic stability, have now begun working as boating guides for tourists instead. All of this work has even attracted hundreds of bottlenose dolphins and humpback whales back to the area!

            The Jozani Chwaka National Park is also a lovely place to explore when in Zanzibar. The main attraction of the park is who you’ll encounter here. The park is home to a native species of monkey called the Red Colobus Monkey which is only found here. This species of monkey is social and vocal, you will hear them calling to friends from across the treetops as you explore the park!

            Pongwe beach in Zanzibar is the stuff of dreams. Surrounded by palm trees, sunbathe on stark-white, fine-sand beaches and dive into turquoise, crystal-clear waters. This is the beach you’ve been seeing on your desktop screensaver. Relax under a straw beach hut and sip on tropical beverages, or stroll to the water break for a dip in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

            Stone town, Zanzibar is another point of interest for visitors. The central, beachside town in Zanzibar is full of unique handmade arts, African architecture, and is the birthplace of Freddie Mercury of the band Queen! You can even visit his house while there.

            In addition to all of the interesting parks and sights, there are a plethora of outdoor activities to enjoy. See the sights by Parasail or kite surf in the warm wind. Test your limits with flyboard sessions, or take it easy and cruise along the shore on a jet ski. Head inland and take in the lush scenery by quad. When you’re through, cool off in the water with snorkeling and scuba diving, checking out the beautiful tropical marine life!

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