Zanzibar originated as early as the 8th century.The commercial importance of the city grew particulary after it become the primary residence of Omani Sultan Said ibn Sultan in 1840.The town is a slumbering paradise where green cloves, bread leaf, rice, cinnamon and coconuts still grow wild.Also Zanzibar includes the main Island “Unguja” and her sister island Pemba. There is a huge aroma of the cloves, vanilla, cardamom and nutmeg.
The town is a fascination place of narrow streets, overhanging balconies and huge, intricately carved wooden doors.Its a place where the famous 19th century explorers such as Livingstone,Stanley, Burton , Speke and Grant began their fateful journeys into the “dark” interior.
When you visit Zanzibar you will feel as if you have been taken back in the days of the sailors, pirates and the sultans. Dressed in colorful veils and long white dresses, women and men walk slowly up the beach where a lonely dhow sails towards the golden sunset. Cheers, trumpets, mystery and the smell of the spices rules the narrow streets of Zanzibar 20 miles from the mainland, Zanzibar Island golden beaches stretches for kilometers.
It was the ancient trading port of the sultans of Oman in the 19th century. Zanzibar town is one of its kind in the world, the architecture of Zanzibar resonates the exotic Arabic, Persian and Indian cultures that had many impact in Zanzibar history, Carved doors and balconies decorate the houses which are made of coral stone. Inland, the island is Garden of Eden offering the most exquisite tropical species.
There is no doubt that, when you talk to most people, the subject of safari occurs most often when thinking about a honeymoon. Due to the increased costs involved, as well as the time that it takes to fly around Tanzania, it makes sense that almost 60% of visitors that come are on a Tanzania Special interest. With this in mind, and given our experience with Tanzania honeymoons, wildbeest Migration Safari, Balloon Safari, bird-watching even walking Safari, we have put together a bit of a check list as well as a few thoughts as to where it is best to take into consideration.
Within the space of several hours, it’s possible to go from lazing on idyllic beaches to exploring moss-covered ruins of ancient Swahili city-states; from climbing mist-covered slopes in the Southern Highlands to trekking through the barren landscapes around Ol Doinyo Lengai, guided by a spear-carrying Maasai warrior. Coupled with a memorable safari, what can be more romantic than a stay on an Indian Ocean island with warm tropical waters and white palm-lined beaches?
African Spoonbill Tours & Safaris has teamed up with many luxury safari and beach lodges in Tanzania and designed some of the best special interest safari ideas for your tailor-made safari and beach holiday.
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