Zanzibar, Tanzania

  • Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous part of Tanzania in East Africa. It is composed of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean and consists of many small islands and two large ones: Unguja (the main island, referred to informally as Zanzibar) and Pemba. The capital is Zanzibar City, located on the island of Unguja. Its historic centre is Stone Town, which is a World Heritage Site.

    Zanzibar's main industries are spices, raffia, and tourism. In particular, the islands produce cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and black pepper. For this reason, the islands, together with Tanzania's Mafia Island, are sometimes called the Spice Islands (a term also associated with the Maluku Islands in Indonesia). Zanzibar is the home of the endemic Zanzibar red colobus monkey, the Zanzibar servaline genet, and the (possibly extinct) Zanzibar leopard.

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Seeking Out Zanzibar's Red Colobus Monkeys Seeking Out Zanzibar's Red Colobus Monkeys Zanzibar is a small but beautifully scenic island in the East African country of Tanzania. Taking a trip to this amazing part of the world is sure to be an adventure no matter what you end up doing during your time there. But if you are looking to experience the majesty of rare wildlife, then the Red Colobud Monkeys are exactly what you are looking for.
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