Holidays to Zanzibar or Unguja as locals call it, is an island that has gained immense popularity as a tourist destination as of late. Zanzibar has a fascinating history and is rich in culture. There are endless activities for all interests in this city, from nature to culture or war to culinary.
The history of this island has been quite tumultuous and troubled. Conquered first by Arabs, Zanzibar was subsequently conquered by the Persians, the Portuguese, the Arabs again and then finally the British before gaining independence in 1963. The diversity that has resulted from this rich history is apparent during a Zanzibar holiday in the architecture, culture, customs and cuisine throughout the island.