Zanzibar- Beaches, Spices and Culture!
As I prepare myself physically and mentally for my Kilimanjaro hike, part of me is really excited to get that out-of-the-way so I can then enjoy 4 days in Zanzibar, also known as the Spice Island due to the abundant spice plantations on the island. Besides the fact that Zanzibar is a beautiful island with unspoiled beaches near the coast of Tanzania, I didn’t know much about it until I started reading about it more and more.
Zanzibar inhabitants speak Swahili, a language born from the intermarriage between the Persians and Africans. You’ll quickly notice the influence of Arab, Indian and British settlers when walking in Stone Town, Zanzibar’s old town. One recommendation for travelers is to dress somewhat conservatively (i.e avoid swimwear or provocative clothes) when walking around in Stone Town due to the high presence of Muslims on the Island.
Known as one of the best places in the world for diving, some tourists spend more time below water than over it! The most pristine, white sandy beaches are on the northern tip of the island. Finding accommodation is relatively easy and not too expensive. I noticed that most places cater to solo travelers which I appreciate!
This is what I know about Zanzibar for now! I’ll definitely provide more information once I come back from the island. I’m really looking forward to it!