The Zanzibar Island history stretch back from when the first dhows from Arabia and India discovered the authentic harbor. The caravans' stopover created what is so famous as Stone Town. Today the Island is visited by many tourists due to it historical site, pleasure, vegetation and plantation without forgetting the stunning beach with lure waters.
At the centre of Stone Town are the Persian-style Hamamni Baths, built at the command of Sultan Barghash at the end of the 19 th Century. Nearby is the Cathedral Church of Christ, completed in 1879 on the site of an open slave market; it contains much of historical interest. Echoes of Zanzibar's more sinister past are to be found in Tippu Tip House, built for a notorious slave and ivory trader, Hamad bin Muhammad el-Marjab. The site of a former slave pit is to be found nearby in Kelele Square.
Mnemba Island, off the north-east coast of Zanzibar, is known for its glorious coral reefs and splendid beaches while another island, Chumbe, is Tanzania's first marine park with a hundred-year old lighthouse and the only ancient mosque with India architecture.
Come to Zanzibar and you will experience the hospitality of the Swahili people, the beauty of the Island and the lasting mystique of its regal history. While in Zanzibar don't miss to visit the following places.
The Spice Tour: The vanilla, garlic, ginger, chillies, black pepper, cinnamon and many more are some of the spices found in Kizimbani and Kindichi farms. The guide will take you to different plantation that will be of you memorable in life time. With time you will see the soap tree that its leaves when scratched they produce natural soap. The tour end up with a hot lunch (spice rice traditionally know as pilau) at a local house and there after the sweet Arabic coffee (The Kilimanjaro coffee cooked in Arabic style) and lemongrass cake follows.
Jozani Forest lies outside the Stone Town about 20 kilometers drive on the main road to the east coast. The Forest is reserve to protect the endangered species of monkey, the rare forest antelope, Duiker and many species of birds.
Prison Island located 15–20 minutes from Stone Town by boat formally was used for imprison the slaves who misbehave their master. Today the Island is famous for it presentable offshore, snorkeling and a visit to giant, gentle land tortoises, some of which are dated to a century.
Zanzibar festival of scents and savours is a unique and memorable event in life time. A Taarab concert playing the Swahili music in Arabic style and July celebrate the New Year in Makunduchi at the Koga Mwaka festival.