Zanzibar and Pemba

ZANZIBAR is located about 35 kilometers off the East Coast of Tanzania. It comprises the 1,464 square kilometers, of Unguja (also known as Zanzibar) and the island of Pemba (868 - square kilometers), which is located about 50 kilometers north of Unguja and famed for its deep-sea fishing and scuba-diving; and a number of smaller islands.

Kiswahili is the main language and more than 90 per cent of the population is Muslim. Visitors should dress modestly in public places.

Zanzibar is warm almost all the year round with heavy rains from March to May and lesser rains during October and November. February is the hottest month with a maximum average temperature of 29 degrees Celsius, while in August the temperature falls to 21 degrees Celsius.
Think of Zanzibar and images of romantic dhows with curved white sails, veiled women, ancient ruins and exotic spices float before your eyes. Zanzibar is known throughout the world as the jewel of the Indian Ocean and has a romantic, colorful history of seafarers and explorers, of riches and tragedy, and the dark stain of slavery.

Best Time: June to Mid March with the hottest months from January
How to get there: From Dar es Salaam a 1hr30 hydrofoil crossing or a 20 minute flight

PEMBA, Arabs knew Pemba Island as the "Green Island", named after the lush vegetation of the coast. From a far, the Island resembles a floating forest. Archeological sites of great interest have been unearthed dating from the ninth to the 15th Century. They contain the ruins of mosques, houses, funeral pillars and coins, pearls and pottery fragments.

Pemba's earliest ruins are located near Chake Chake. The site contains several houses, three pillars, tombs and a great 14th Century mosque. At Pujini you can see the remains of a 14th century fortified settlement with a citadel, mosque, several graves and a lily pond.

Best Time: Whole year but ideal period from September to March.

How to get there: From Zanzibar 1hr30 hydrofoil crossing or a 20 minute flight, and from Tanga and Pangani by boat.

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Zanzibar

Zanzibar is located about 35 kilometers off the East Coast of Tanzania. It comprises the 1,464 square kilometers, of Unguja (also known as Zanzibar) and the island of Pemba (868 - square kilometers), which is located about 50 kilometers north of Unguja and famed for its deep-sea fishing.

Pemba

Pemba, Arabs knew Pemba Island as the "Green Island", named after the lush vegetation of the coast. From a far, the Island resembles a floating forest. Archeological sites of great interest have been unearthed dating from the ninth to the 15th Century.
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