Just off the eastern coast of Tanzania lies East Africas famous Swahili island-state – Zanzibar . Affectionately known as Spice Island , it has tempted many a visitor to its shore for centuries. Its main centre, Stone Town is renowned for its labyrinth of narrow streets and its rich architecture which blends Arabic, African, Indian and European styles. Look out for the beautifully carved wooden doors - some are studded with brass spikes. With dilapidated places, Persian baths, magnificent palm-fringed beaches and warm, clear water ideal for snorkelling, swimming and diving, you will enjoy every minute spent here.

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Cities Near Zanzibar

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