Zanzibar, constituted of Zanzibar island, Pemba island and many other smaller islands is a semi-autonomous archipelago off the coast of Tanzania. Zanzibar city, located on the island of Unguji is the capital city, with the World Heritage Site, Stone Town, as its historic centre. Although accustomed to western ways, Zanzibar is Muslim and one is cautioned to dress modestly and to exercise discretion when drinking alcohol.
Pemba island is separated from the main island of Unguja by a deep channel and flaunts restricted fauna and is home to the endemic Pemba Flying Fox.
Zanzibar has numerous endemic mammals such are the rare Zanzibar red colobus, the critically endangered Zanzibar leopard and the possibly extinct Zanzibar servaline genet.
The island’s proximity to the equator results in warm weather year round. The below suggested times are best to avoid the long March to May rains and November showers.