Interesting facts about Zanzibar

Did you know that Freddie Mercury, the famous lead singer of Queen, was born on this exotic island in 1946? Or that Zanzibar was the first country in Africa to introduce color TV, in 1973? These are just two of the most interesting facts about Zanzibar – keep reading to find out more! The capital city is not Stone Town, as many people think, but actually Zanzibar City (Stone Town is the old town within the capital). But of course, the most useful information about Zanzibar is the fact that it’s a year-round destination, with average daytime highs of around 30 degrees Celsius and night-time lows of around 22-23 degrees Celsius.

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All about Zanzibar tourism – tips & tricks

About Zanzibar, you should also know that it’s not actually one island, but a group of islands, Pemba and Unguja being the largest ones. Nowadays, everything is peaceful around here, but, back in 1896, Zanzibar was the scene of the shortest war in history: the Anglo-Zanzibar war lasted just 38 minutes! Other useful Zanzibar tips include the fact that it’s an affordable tropical destination and a prime snorkeling destination. Do you really want to find out all about Zanzibar? OK, then we must also mention that it’s nicknamed The Spice Islands, due to huge exports of cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and black pepper.

If you want to find out more about Zanzibar tourism, don’t hesitate to check the other pages of our website, including the best destinations & tours we offer! We have over 18 years of experience in tourism in Zanzibar and mainland Tanzania and we can’t wait to share the know-how!