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Zanzibar belongs to Tanzania and lies in the Indian Ocean ca 20 km from the mainland's coast. The island is 85 km long and 40 km wide and offers secluded beaches, open coral reefs and historical places. This is a paradise for those who want to scubadive or snorkle in the Indian Ocean's clear blue water.

You will have the opportunity to experience the uniqueness of Zanzibar with its variety of animals, nature, food, and culture.

With its exciting and altering history, Zanzibar will never be uninteresting!

• Population: Ca 1,303,569 (2012). Africans, arabs, europeans, asians.

• Climate: Tropical with a relatively dry period from June to October. From the end of December to the beginning of March, the climate is a bit more humid.

• Largest town on the island: Stone Town

• Language: Swahili (English)