Zanzibar Archipelago I Beach Holidays
Located thirty-two kilometres east of the Tanzanian mainland, and six degrees south of the equator, Zanzibar was once, for the Arabic and sub-continent traders, the gateway to Africa. With its capital and main airport located on Unguja, travel to the archipilego generally begins and finishes in Zanzibari City, which in its Mji Mkongwe (Stone Town) possesses a World Heritage Site unlike anywhere else in the world.
Zanzibar’s modern period begins in the 1830s, when the first coral stone houses were built – signs of its growing importance to the sultans of Oman, an importance indelibly underlined in 1840, when the Sultan Said bin Sultan Al-Said moved his seat from Muscat to Zanzibar. By 1860 a family rift resulted in Zanzibar gaining a form of independence under Majid bin Said, afterwhich the Sultanate of Zanzibar existed as an entity in its own right.
However, it soon began to bow under the weight of British interest, and was eventually made a protectorate in 1890, its subsequent governors serving as not much more than pawns until 1963, when power passed first to an Arab and Indian heavy constitutional monarchy, and then, a month later and following a particularly bloody uprising (the Zanzibar Revolution), to the Afro-Shirazi Party (ASP). Later, Zanzibar joined the newly formed Republic of Tanzania, but retains to this day a semi-autonomous status that includes its own president and government.
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