Nungwi is traditionally the centre of Zanzibar’s dhow-building industry, and over the last decade the coastline here has rocketed in popularity to become one of the island’s busiest beach destinations.
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A view over Stone Town, Zanzibar's enigmatic and atmospheric capital.
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Traditional wooden dhows are a common sight off the coast of Zanzibar, still used today to transport cargo.
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Stone Town is a labyrinth of nooks, crannies and narrow alleyways: perfect for those who like to get lost!
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Seaweed has been harvested and dried on Zanzibar for centuries.
Zanzibar's beaches offer countless activities, from waterskiing and windsurfing to tranquil walks and bike rides along the shore.
A spice tour is a must for visitors to Zanzibar – a trip to the farmlands just outside Stone Town to see aromatic plants and herbs growing wild or cultivated in kitchen gardens.
The monument to the slave trade outside the Anglican Cathedral in Stone Town, which is built on the site of an old slave trade market.
Hidden behind its new plain walls and protective corrugatediron roof, the mosque at Kizimkazi Dimbani is believed to be the oldest Islamic building on the East African coast.
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For very cheap eats, and a wonderful taste of the local atmosphere, by far the best place to eat in the evening in Stone Town is at the nightly food market at Forodhani Gardens.
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Tingatinga paintings are by far the best-known contemporary style of art in Zanzibar. Th e subjects of Tingatinga paintings are usually African animals, especially elephants, leopards, hippos, crocodiles and gazelles, as well as guineafowl, hornbills and other birds.
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While Zanzibar is entrenched as probably the most popular ocean resort in East Africa, the small archipelago around Mafia Island, 160km to its south, remains virtually unknown.
Stone Town's market is a very vibrant place where everything, from fish and bread to sewing machines and secondhand car spares, is bought and sold.
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