So when we decided to make the move to Zanzibar, it evoked different reactions. After the initial, `Wow! sounds exotic’ came the question `Where exactly is it?’ or as another person said `Let me refer to the atlas’. Having lived in Oman we had heard of the country, as Zanzibar was once a part of Oman and vaguely knew that it was now a part of Africa. Little did we realize that we would be heading there! Google of course filled us in with all the details.
Zanzibar is a semi autonomous archipelago off the coast of Tanzania in East Africa, consisting of Zanzibar Island (locally known as Unguja), Pemba Island and many smaller islands. Zanzibar Island itself is approximately 90 km long and 30 km wide.
We are based in Stone Town which is located on the western coast of Unguja, the main island of the Zanzibar Archipelago.
Here begins our journey into Africa…