Ok so my husband has a business trip planned for Tanzania, right over our 10 year anniversary (how well planned was that - luck me) so did a bit of research via friends and Zanzibar is top of the pops as far as fun places to go in Tanzania. So then hit Google and came up with some facts about the place !!
Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous part of Tanzania, in East Africa. It is composed of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, 25–50 kilometres (16–31 mi) off the coast of the mainland, and consists of numerous small islands and two large ones: Unguja (the main island, referred to informally as Zanzibar), andPemba.
The capital of Zanzibar, located on the island of Unguja, is Zanzibar City. Its historic centre, known as Stone Town, is a World Heritage Site and is claimed to be the only functioning ancient town in East Africa.
Zanzibar's main industries are spices, raffia, and tourism. In particular, the islands produce cloves, nutmeg,cinnamon, and black pepper. For this reason, the islands, together with Tanzania's Mafia Island, are sometimes called the Spice Islands (a term also associated with the Maluku Islands in Indonesia). Zanzibar is the home of the endemic Zanzibar Red Colobus Monkey, the Zanzibar Servaline Genet, and the (possiblyextinct) Zanzibar Leopard.
So i'm now desperately excited to go !!!
Hold thumbs we get tickets and accommodation quick !! FAINT