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Zanzibar – Travelling Around the Island

12 Jan

Zanzibar is an archipelago that consists of numerous small islands and two large ones: Pemba and Unguja, the latter informally referred to as Zanzibar. It is located in the Indian Ocean, about 35 km from the Tanzanian mainland coast, and 6° south of the equator. Zanzibar Island is over 100 km long and around 30 km wide, with a total area of approximately 2500 square kilometers. It is famous for its sandy beaches with fringing coral reefs and historic Stone Town said to be the only functioning ancient town in East Africa. There are no large wild animals in Zanzibar and forest areas such as Jozani are inhabited by monkeys, bush-pigs and small antelopes. There is also a wide variety of birds and a large number of butterflies. The golden beaches of Zanzibar are a real paradise, scattered with picturesque fishing villages, where people live a simple way of life, unchanged over the years. During my stay there I have travelled all over the island enjoying beauty of this amazing tropical paradise, meeting local people and learning about their culture.

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