Zanzibar is a Tanzanian archipelago off the coast of East Africa.
On its main island, Unguja, familiarly called Zanzibar, is Stone Town, a historic trade center with Swahili and Islamic influences. Its winding lanes present minarets, carved doorways and 19th-century landmarks such as the House of Wonders, a former sultan’s palace. The northern villages Nungwi and Kendwa have wide beaches lined with hotels.
Zanzibar is hotter from September to April, with the average temperature ranging between 26 and 32 °c. The weather is cooler from May to August, as the average temperature averages out between 25 and 28°c.