zanzibarThe Zanzibar archipelago lies off the Indian Ocean coast and consist of numerous small islands, and 2 larger ones; Unguja & Pemba. Zanzibar is renowned for its beautiful palm fringed beaches and warm azure waters making it an idyllic destination for holidaymakers. The old quarter, Stone Town is a world famous heritage site with narrow winding lanes, intricately carved wooden doors, beautiful mosques and architecture derived from the influence of the Arabs, Persians, Portuguese and local African tribes. Zanzibar is commonly referred to as the "Spice Islands" because of its abundance of various spices including nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and pepper.