Zanzibar Geography, Zanzibar


Zanzibar Geography

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Zanzibar comprises of two main islands which are situated in the Indian Ocean approximately 35 kilometers off the mainland of Tanzania at latitude of 6 degrees south of the Equator and about 39 degrees east. 

Pemba Island is 40 miles long and 14 miles wide with a surface area of 608 square miles. It is found 36 miles from the mainland and 29 miles north-east of Unguja Island. Unguja is about 24 miles wide and 50 miles long and has a surface area of just under 1000 square miles.

The Zanzibar archipelago also includes numerous small islands off shore including Changuu (Prison Island), Bawi, Cahwani (Grave Island), Tumbatu, Mnemba, Chumbe and the sandbanks of Nyange, Pange and Murogo

Family Holiday Resorts Zanzibar

Amaan Bungalows are situated on the beautiful northern tip of Zanzibar, centrally located in the Nungwi area that not only does it boast stunning white sand beaches and luxurious natural surroundings but also an ideal location for Snorkelling and Diving and to the local villages and surrounding areas.

Zanzibar Amaan Bungalows boasts a number of facilities that make it the perfect place just to relax without having to go anywhere. Among their facilities their offer 3 restaurants, 2 bars, a fully equipped water sports centre and dive centre, safety deposit boxes, laundry, internet caf, Boutique, Massage facilities and a Tourist Info Office where any tours and activities that you would like to book can be arranged from.

Driving into Sea Cliff Resort & Spa location offers peace and tranquility, no other hotels or busy roads, just open space and palm trees. With our traditional makuti roofs and Arabic towers lit by brass lights, the hotel was built with our location in mind. It is a unique combination of modern facilities mixed with the original exotic architecture of historical Zanzibar.

Zanzibar Sea Cliff has 120 luxury rooms and is situated on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean in Mangwapani  and offers panoramic views from the lounge, restaurant, bar and recreational area. Both infinity swimming pools have wonderful views of the ocean. There is also a jetty bar that offers the perfect place from which to enjoy a sundowner, or you could sail on our dhow and watch the beautiful sunsets that the West coast of Zanzibar is famous for.

Mtoni Marine Center has one of the finest restaurants on the island where guests can dine in true fusion style. The food is served at tables on the beach, so you can feast on delicious cuisine while sitting barefoot under the stars. Even if you don't decide to stay at the hotel, try to make a point of visiting this romantic restaurant.

Zanzibar Mtoni Marine is ideal as either a stop over if you dont want to stay in Stone Town, or for 2-3 nights if you want to experience the culture of Stone Town, do not want the noise associated with the town, and would like good-looking views of the ocean and Chapwani Island. We would recommend you combine your stay at Mtoni Marine with a couple of nights elsewhere on the island.

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