Zanzibar: The Bradt Travel Guide

Zanzibar: The Bradt Travel Guide

by David Else, Heather Tyrell

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Overview

Zanzibar's stunning beaches, bustling markets and welcoming people make it a holiday destination of the highest class. Whether exploring the architectural treasures of Zanzibar Stone Town or the lush plantations of Pemba Island, you cannot fail to be enthralled.

From finding hotels to creating an individual itinerary, this thoroughly revised fifth edition brings essential travel information right up to date. With absorbing coverage of history and culture, and specialist advice on wildlife viewing, this is the indispensable companion for visitors.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781841620633
Publisher: Bradt Publications UK
Publication date: 04/01/2003
Series: Bradt Travel Guides Series
Edition description: 5TH
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

David Else is a professional travel writer specializing in Africa and has written numerous guidebooks and magazine articles. He has visited Zanzibar regularly since the mid-1980s. He lives in Sheffield, England.

Heather Tyrell has contributed to this new edition; she is a specialist consultant for a successful African-interest UK tour operator. She resides in London.

Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsXI
Perspectives on ZanzibarXIII
Part 1General Information1
Chapter 1Zanzibar-a Profile3
Chapter 2A History of Zanzibar7
Chapter 3Background Information41
People and culture41
Zanzibar flora51
Zanzibar wildlife55
The scas and shores of Zanzibar64
Chapter 4Practical Information75
When to visit75
Getting to Zanzibar76
Arriving and leaving83
Entry regulations85
Health86
Safety94
What to take94
Money and banking98
Getting around100
Accommodation101
Food and drink103
Things to buy104
Public holidays105
Business hours106
Communications106
Embassies and consuls107
Maps107
Diving and fishing108
Part 2The Guide115
Chapter 5Zanzibar Town117
Travel around Zanzibar Town118
Where to stay in Zanzibar Town120
Places to eat and drink in Zanzibar Town133
Bars, clubs and entertainment140
Air travel companies141
Shipping companies143
Tour companies144
Shopping152
Local services154
Places to visit in Zanzibar Town159
Places to visit near Zanzibar Town175
Chapter 6Zanzibar Island189
Getting around Zanzibar Island189
Nungwi193
Kendwa201
Mkokotoni203
Matemwe204
Mnemba Island205
Pwani Mchangani206
Kiwengwa207
Uroa208
Chwaka209
Ufufuma Forest Habitat210
Dunga Ruins210
Paje211
Bwejuu213
North of Bwejuu214
Jambiani216
Makunduchi220
Kizimkazi220
Unguja Ukuu and Bi Khole Ruins225
Zanzibar's wildlife areas226
Chapter 7Pemba Island231
Getting there and away231
Getting around Pemba Island235
Accommodation236
Food237
Local services237
Chake Chake238
Misali Island242
Mkoani243
Wambaa245
Shamiani Island246
Wete246
Ngezi250
Chapter 8Southern Tanzania Safaris253
Selous Game Reserve253
Ruaha National Park259
Saadani National Park263
Appendix 1Swahili-the Language of Zanzibar265
Appendix 2Further Information269
Index284
List of Maps
Chake Chake239
Exploration in East Africa22
Islands of Zanzibar
Mkoani244
Nungwi194
Pemba Island232
Ruaha National Park260
Selous Game Reserve257
Tanzania254
Wete246
Zanzibar and East Africa: European Territories 1886-9029
Zanzibar and the slave trade14
Zanzibar in the ancient world8
Zanzibar Island190
Zanzibar Stone Town164
Zanzibar Town and surrounding area116

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