KARIBU means ‘welcome’ in Swahili. And few places in the world welcome you with such warmth as the majestic spice island of Zanzibar in the Indian Ocean. Over centuries different cultures have influenced Zanzibar and forged it into the wonderful destination it has become today.
Sumerians, Assyrians, Egyptians, Phoenicians, Indians, Chinese, Persians, Portuguese, Omani Arabs, Dutch and British have settled on the island at one time or another and influenced the local culture into the present fusion.
Zanzibar is an archipelago consisting of two main Islands of Unguja, Pemba, and 51 other surrounding small islets. The name 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' as Zanzibar absorbed peoples from as far as the Orient and Iberia, Assyria and India.
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 ultimate diving experiences in East Africa.
As you stroll through Stone Town, you will find several shops selling wood carvings, Zanzibari chests, clothes, spices, jewelry, paintings and antiques. The paradisiacal shores of Zanzibar are exotic as its name. Rugged coral and limestone scarps form a sheltered backdrop to tranquil, caster sugar beaches that slope gently down into crystal – clear waters, abundant with marine life. Tall coconut palms and stalking Pandanus cast their wondering shadows over the white sands and swaying hammocks, while Green Wood Hoopoes and Weaver birds flit and flutter between the green leaves and pendulous fruit high above.
A paradise indeed and a highly recommended extension to any East African safari.
Zanzibar Tours & Safaris
Greetings and welcome.
Our crew will soon be in Africa filming a 2 X 1-hour travel episodes on this destination for you to enjoy at your leisure. We feel sure that each show will assist you with everything that you need to know to enable you to make your reservation via Africa Today TV Travel.
In the meanwhile, please feel free to review our FAQ section or Contact Us to arrange your African Tour & Safari and are fully operational at this time. We’re African owned and operated and ensure you that our knowledge on our home is detailed and intimate and we're well equipped to assist you every step step of the way.
We look forward to having you as our guests in the near future and our entire film crew and reservations team assure you of our very best and most personal attention at all times.
With warm African wishes,
The Africa Today TV Travel Team
Manal Helmy, Egyptologist,
Cell: (002) 012231 39045,