visit to a spice farm will bring your sense
of smell to life with pungent cloves, cinnamon,
nutmeg, vanilla, ginger and black pepper, along
with such exotic fruits as tamarind, guava,
mango, rose apple and bananas. The rare red
colobus monkey might also be seen at some farms
and particularly at Jozani Forest in the south
of Zanzibar and in Pemba's natural forest.
used to house wayward slaves, but hundred year
old tortoises occupy the prison now.
within the tropics, Zanzibar experiences warm
weather almost all the year.
Dry Season: The hottest month
of the dry season is February with a maximum
average daily temperature of 84°F (29°C).
The southern hemisphere winter season is only
slightly cooler here with a very pleasant average
temperature of 70°F (21°C) in August.
Rainy Season: There are two
periods of rain, heaviest in March to May and
lesser rains in October and November.
• Diving and snorkelling on tropical reefs
• Historic Stone Town with its narrow
• Elaborate carved wooden doors
• Spices - 75% of the world's cloves are
• Traditional dhows
Zanzibar is part of the Republic of Tanzania
but has its own separate government and multi-party
The two islands comprising Zanzibar (Unguja
and Pemba) are about 22 miles (35km) off Tanzania's
coastline and lie 6 degrees south of the equator.
Access is by air or sea from Dar es Salaam.
This is a malarial area.