The Zanzibar Islands , in Tanzania , were a place of passage for thousands of merchants who traveled between Africa, India and Arabia. Also known as "the Spice Islands" since they produce high quality cinnamon, pepper and nutmeg and are sold internationally. Besides being a beautiful place, it has an illustrious native, unfortunately deceased, who is Freddy Mercury , the leader of the Queen band, and who was born with the name of Farrokh Bulsara.
Zanzibar has received a multitude of influences throughout its history after the passage of Muslims, Arabs, Persians, Portuguese and English. Its main city is Stone Town and there all these cultures mix, so its streets have a very special air and a great cultural diversity. There are many places of interest that you can visit, especially those of architectural interest, such as many of its mosques or the Guliani Bridge , Livingstone or the spectacular Palace that was built in 1883 by Sultan Barghash.
It is clear that one of the must-sees if you are going to travel to Zanzibar are its spectacular beaches, worthy of paradise, and where you can also practice various sports or, if you prefer, dedicate yourself solely to enjoying the good weather sunbathing and giving yourself a few baths in its crystal clear waters. Many of the beaches are practically deserted, so you have no excuse not to enjoy them.
As an anecdote, it should be noted that it was the first place in Africa to have a color television, specifically in 1973 and independently from the rest of Tanzania, where it still took 20 more years to enjoy them. Also say that, unfortunately, Zanzibar is one of the places where relations between people of the same sex are prohibited, which is punishable by a maximum of 6 years in the case of women and up to 25 in the case of men. Incomprehensible.