Zanzibar is an archipelago consisting of two main Islands of Unguja (commonly referred to as Zanzibar Island) and Pemba. Zanzibar is a tropical island, which many people like to visit after a great safari on the mainland of Tanzania. Its many beaches with palm trees and the historical Stone Town make Zanzibar a must-see if you visit Tanzania.
The name Zanzibar is derived from a combination of two Arabic words, 'Zenj', meaning black, and 'bar', being the Arabic word for land, resulting in the ancient title 'Land of the Blacks'. Pemba is the second largest island of the Archipelago, named Al-khudra, 'The Green Island' by the Arabic mariners. It is famous for its clove production and its channels offer some of the best diving experiences in East Africa.
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