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City Zanzibar

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Located in Tanzania :: Tanzania (Zanzibar) :: Zanzibar
Category: Places :: City

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Description [ correction ]

Zanzibar is an archipelago consisting of two Islands, Unguja (commonly referred to as Zanzibar Island) and Pemba. It is located in the Indian Ocean, about 40 km from the Tanzanian coast. The main official languages are Kiswahili and English. Zanzibar is known for its alluring sandy beaches and its fascinating historic Stone Town. Though Zanzibar is part of Tanzania, it has its government led by its own President and since 1995 it is a multiparty democracy. (Updated July-15).

Contact [ correction ]
Address : Zanzibar Commission for Tourism, Tanzania
Contact : Zanzibar Commission for Tourism
Tel : +255(0)24 223 3485
Fax : +255(0)24 223 3448
Email : Click Here

Directions [ correction ]

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Destination Information [ correction ]
Police Station : Yes   Police Telephone : +255(0)24 223 0772
Hospital : Yes   Hospital Telephone : +255(0)77 741 1934
Tourist Information : Yes   Tourist Information Telephone : +255(0)24 223 3485
Petrol : Yes
Facilities : Shops, Bank, ATM, Lodging, Restaurant, Airport, Car Rental

Facilities [ correction ]
Other Facilities : Prison. Commercial Offices. Theatre/Cinema. Bar/s. Courier Service.

Activities [ correction ]
Game Viewing, Game Drives, Night Drives, 4WD Trails, Tours and Excursions, Picnics, Hiking Trails, Guided Walks, Horse Trails, Fishing, Swimming, Diving, Snorkelling, Water Skiing, Canoeing, Boat Trips, Bird Watching, Stargazing
Notes on Activities: (Some activities may be offered nearby).

Travelling Information

Zanzibar has excellent hotels, both in Stone Town and on the beaches. There are also Lodges, Guest Houses and Beach Resorts available to visitors.

Zanzibar can be accessible by air and see.

If going to Stone Town by ferry, taxi services are available in Zanzibar and not expensive. You can try using the taxi services of Abo, a fantastic driver and a very good guide as well. (Tel: +255 784 750 093). You can possibly take your vehicle across on the new ferry (Azam Sealink). Ferry/Pontoon Services Nearby. Taxi/Shuttle Services.

Hospital Contact added is for Afya Medical Hospital. Zanzibar Medical and Diagnostic Centre Tel: +255(0)77 741 3714. Zanzibar Town has several pharmacies stocking drugs which are mostly imported from Europe and India, and other items such as toiletries.

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