The great British eccentric Noel Coward sang of Zanzibar:

“Why do the wrong people travel, travel, travel
When the right people stay back home?
What compulsion compels them
And who the hell tells them
To drag their cans to Zanzibar
Instead of staying quietly in Omaha?”

Zanzibar evokes far away lands and the very spirit of travel itself, a truly exotic location of pristine coral reefs and the labyrinth of Stone Town. Zanzibar is actually an Archipelago withPemba in the north and Unguja, known as Zanzibar Island, is the main tourist attraction.

Zanzibar is the island of spices, and in particular cloves. During the 19th century, Zanzibar was the largest producer of both cloves and slaves. If you’re heaven is lying on pristine beaches and hiding in abandoned coves, then Zanzibar is the place to be.

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