Fishing Dhow, Nungwi Beach
Get to Zanzibar
The main way to get to Zanzibar is from Dar es Salaam on the mainland. Dar has frequent daily flights to Zanzibar City, so access is easy. In addition, some safaris finish by flying from Arusha directly to visit Zanzibar City. Once you get to Zanzibar City, you will need a car or taxi to reach the beach hotels, which are mainly at the other end of Zanzibar Island.
Spice Farm, Zanzibar
Visit Zanzibar – Spice Farms
Zanzibar has successfully developed a number of small spice farms, which supplement their income by enticing tourist visits. Take an excursion from Zanzibar City for a Spice Farm Tour. Sample cinnamon, cloves, mangroves, nutmeg, henna and lipstick plants. Watch workers harvest spices and climb tall coconut trees.Visiting one of the spice farms is a pleasant stop on the way to your beach hotel.
Stone Town Fish Market
Stone Town Markets
Another amazing attraction near the Former Slave Market Site are the Stone Town Markets. Visit the spice, meat and fish markets. These Stone Town Markets are all joined together. Watch the local morning catch arrive from the Nungwi Fish Auction at the northern end of the island of Zanzibar.
50 Slave Cell, Old Slave Market, Stone Town
History of Slavery in Zanzibar
The Sultan of Oman took control of Zanzibar in 1698. The Sultan made it a major slave trading port. Dr David Livingstone fought hard to end slavery in Africa, so Tanzanians revere him. Arabs are somewhat disliked, because of their history of supporting slavery. So, the popularity of Muslim religion and Arab dress in Zanzibar is surprising. The slave trade formally ended in 1873 in Zanzibar, but the underground slave trade kept going until 1907.