Bwejuu Beach
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The Zanzibar Archipelago is about 15 miles away from Tanzania’s Mainland. These islands are perfect for holidays and honeymoons. After all, it is a tropical paradise near the earth’s center.

If you are looking for fresh air and clean beaches, Zanzibar, Tanzania is the place for you. It is rich in natural resources and greens. The main products of the archipelago, Pemba Island in particular, are cloves, cinnamon and other spices. Since it is near the equator, the climate is summer for the entire year. But worry not; the tropical winds are cool and refreshing. The weather is always perfect for beach picnics and water sports. One should not worry about rain too. The wettest months are April and May, but the rain does not last long.

Zanzibar’s main island is Unguja which is known simply as “Zanzibar Island” internationally. The island’s long stretches of coastline attracts thousands of tourists every year. People can go kayaking, water skiing and wind surfing. The corals of Indian Ocean are at their best in this archipelago. They are worthy of scuba diving and snorkeling.

Transferring location in the islands is made easy by minibuses and cheap taxis. One may wish to visit the Stone Town, which is Zanzibar’s old quarter. This is a World Heritage Site with magnificent architecture and infrastructures.

One may visit the forests of Unguja too. It has a rich fauna with many species endemic to the land. In Jozani Forest, there are plenty of the endemic red colobus. There are rare primates too and plenty of bird species.

Having a place to stay is not a problem too. There are several first class hotels in Unguja’s heart. There are hotels near the beaches too, like the Pongwe Beach Hotel and the Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge.

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