Zanzibar's beach – Pixabay Zanzibar's beach – Pixabay

Country of the month: 5 reasons to enjoy blue magic in Tanzania’s

Sun, Jul. 16, 2017
CAIRO – 17 July 2017: Just off the coast of Tanzania lies an obscure little heaven called Zanzibar - a perfect vacation destination whether alone or with company. This is the place to go, and here are 5 reasons why you should definitely visit Zanzibar:

1. MANGO, MANGO, MANGO! Seriously, just wait until you taste it. Ripe for picking and wrapped in the sweetness of the equator, which is so very sweet! Zanzibar’s Mango will make you forget about all the other Mangos in your past.

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Mamgoes - Pixabay

2. Beaches: clean, clear and at perfect temperature. You can surf, you can go scuba diving or you can simply sunbathe and read a book.

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3 Ras Nungwi in Zanzibar – René Mayorga via flickr

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4 Pongwe Beach in Zanzibar – CC via Wikimedia Commons

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5 A beach in Zanzibar – Pixabay

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6 A beach in Zanzibar – Pixabay


3.Zanzibar went through a cultural perfect storm and came out safe and decorated: Africans, Arabs, Persians, Europeans, Indians - you name it. Each and every one of them left a significant tone resulting into the harmonious symphony Zanzibar is today.

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7 Joseph's Cathedral Stone Town St. Zanzibar – CC via Wikimedia Commons

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8 A woman in Zanzibar –CC via Wikimedia Commons


4. How about a visit to the House of Wonders in Stone Town? At the center of the cultural heart of Zanzibar lies a place so magical no words can describe it. So how about some pictures?

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9 House of Wonders in Zanzibar – CC via Wikimedia Commons

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10 House of Wonders – CC via Wikipedia Commons

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11 Inside the House of wonders in Zanzibar – CC via Wikimedia Commons


5. The diversity and flexibility in Zanzibar is another reason why you will enjoy your vacation there. From traditional resorts to luxurious hotels and self-catering apartments, Zanzibar provides it all. Here are some examples of the costs per night for one room for two adults:

Jafferji House & Spa (Zanzibar Town upscale guesthouse with 2 restaurants) 4 stars, $76

Kisiwa House (Luxury guesthouse in Stone Town with restaurant, lounge) 5 stars, $86

Breezes Beach Club & The Palms (Dongwe beachfront hotel with spa, outdoor pool) 5 stars, $221

Ocean Paradise (Beachfront resort in Kiwengwa with spa, outdoor pool) 4 stars, $150

Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa (Nungwi beachfront resort with spa, outdoor pool) 5 stars, $291

Essque Zalu Zanzibar (Beachfront hotel in Nungwi with spa, outdoor pool) 5 stars, $333


So, enjoy your stay!

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12 Essque Zalu, a luxury Zanzibar boutique hotel – AFP

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13 Zanzibar beach resort – Pixabay

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14 A hotel in Zanzibar – CC via Wikimedia Commons


Tickets to Zanzibar average from $1,200 for a one-way ticket from Cairo and $1,800 for a return ticket, and visas cost $50 at theirport before you take off on a really, really sweet vacation...Just like the Mangos, enjoy!

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15 Sunset in Zanzibar – Rod Waddington via Flickr
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