Things to Know Before You Go to Zanzibar

Zanzibar is the beach holiday hotspot off the coast of Tanzania In East Africa. The silky sandy beaches are the main attraction for tourists, but there is much more waiting for you. The Portuguese were the first Europeans to reach Zanzibar. They came across this gem by chance-they were actually trying to find a trade route to India. Coincidentally, its location on the East African coast has made the nation an ideal place to establish a trade route. It became an Arab state in the late 17th century; british colony from 1890 to 1963 and finally in 1964 Zanzibar and the new independent country Tanganyika became known as the United Republic of Tanzania. Here we look at when is the best time to visit Zanzibar and what important information you need to know about this holiday paradise.

The best times to visit Zanzibar

So when is the best time to visit Zanzibar? Well, it depends on your travel reasons, and the available packages in Zanzibar if you want to go there. For the purposes of this article, however, we will give you an overview of when you can enjoy the best beach holiday experience!

Zanzibar has a tropical climate because of its location, which is South of the equator. This means that the nation sees monsoon rains from March to the end of May. It has a very dry season from January to March. Therefore, many consider June to October to be the optimal time to visit the archipelago.

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Important Information

The East African coast is known as a region where malaria is common, and therefore it is very important that you consult your doctor before you travel to ensure that you have received preventive medication.

Language: swahili was the first language spoken on the Tanzanian mainland and therefore passed through Zanzibar, but English is also important and understood by the majority of the population.

Religion: Islam is the most practiced religion, but Christianity and Hinduism are practiced by a small percentage of the population.

Cuisine: the diverse history of Zanzibar has led to the kitchen containing a number of influences, resulting in a “multicultural cuisine”nation.

Here are three dishes to discover during your visit:

Zanzibar pizza: it’s different than any pizza in the world (and it’s a promise!). Think of a calzone with a twist; your taste buds will love it!

Octopus Curry: octopus is a popular seafood. It is cut into strips that are cooked in a mixture of fragrant spices such as turmeric and coriander

Biryani: it’s a Middle Eastern curry dish. A type of meat (usually beef or goat), or fish is combined with spicy rice is cooked separately and then combined.

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