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The Ultimate guide to Unguja Zanzibar

The Ultimate guide to Unguja Zanzibar

Unguja is also known as Zanzibar Island. Situated just a few miles from the mainland of Tanzania and famous for some of the best instagram-worthy beaches in world. Long stretches of white sand beaches, clear azure tropical water, it is also home to incredible snorkelling and rare wildlife such as the Red Colobus Monkey, the Zanzibar leopard and Servaline Genet and diverse marine life. With warm temperature all year around due to its proximity to the equator, Unguja is the perfect destination for sun, sand and sea. But it is not only famed for tourism, the island’s main industry is spice growing and is also known as Spice Island, cultivating cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg and black pepper. Throughout the centuries, the Persians, Portuguese, Omani and British all battled to gain control of this island, seen as a gateway to the East African mainland. Zanzibar was a trading post where ivory, slaves…