The allure of the spice islands is centuries old, with sailors and traders bringing the sights, sounds and smells that are synonymous with the Zanzibar we know today.
Trading gold, ivory, cloth and slaves, merchants from around the Indian Ocean accrued great wealth and built the high stone buildings which give Zanzibar Town its common name today – Stone Town. At its peak, Zanzibar was home to the sultans of Oman who used the island as a gateway to the riches of mainland Africa. Their town palace and the House of Wonders remain as symbols of their wealth, however the Anglican Cathedral now stands on the site where much of this wealth was created – the slave markets.
Stone Town is an exotic world, so different from mainland Tanzania. Filled with a labyrinth of alley ways and Arabian inspired markets, indulge your curiosity and get lost in this ancient world of architecture, cuisine, fishing methods and the call to prayer..
‘Nasikia’ Safety – let’s take care…
Please remember that Nasikia Tanzania Camps are located within the National Parks and therefore within the territories of resident wildlife – wild animals are dangerous! Please refrain from ever walking out of the camp area or walking alone at night. This is for the safety of all