The semi-autonomous region of Zanzibar is an archipelago of Tanzania in the Indian Ocean, about 25-50 kilometres off the mainland. This region is composed of Zanzibar Island (Unguja), Pemba Island and several smaller islands. It is a popular tourist destination for its impressive beaches, tropical weather, and many attractions! The capital, Zanzibar City, has a remarkable historic area – Stone Town a cultural centre from diverse influences, with markets, a beautiful waterfront, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Zanzibar Island, you may visit the spice farms, which are open to visitors, and in Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park you may explore the natural trails, the exotic trees and plants that feed the Red Colobus Monkeys, only found in Zanzibar!
Population: over 1.3 million
Capital: Zanzibar city
Other major cities: Chaani, Mbweni, Mangapwani, Chwaka, Nungwi
Main attractions: the beaches such as Page Beach, Stone Town including Hamamni and Kidichi Persian Baths, House of Wonders, Peace Memorial Museum, Makusurani graveyard, Dunga Ruins, marine parks, coconut and spice plantations, Kidike root site, Jozani forest, Cheetah's Rock
Nearest Airports: Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ – Uwanja wa Ndege wa Kimataifa wa Abeid Amani Karume)
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