Just off the Indian Ocean is the island of Zanzibar – a great addition to your Tanzania tour. It was first settled by the Portuguese and then the Omani Arabs. Today, many of the winding streets and high townhouses of old port city of Stone Town remain unchanged from their influences.
Visitors can walk around the sultan’s palace, the House of Wonders, the Portuguese fort and gardens, the merchants’ houses, and the Turkish baths of the old city. Zanzibar’s coastline also offers some of the best beaches in the world. Another resort is Pemba surrounded by clove plantations and spice fields with some of the best diving in the Indian Ocean.