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Zanzibar

There are few place names that evoke such exotic associations as Zanzibar. For centuries, this small island off Tanzania on the east coast of Africa has been the meeting point for Western, Arab, African and Indian cultures, and has been the center of barter, slave, spice, gold and ivory trade.

Today, this is an exciting destination for tourists, with long white sandy beaches facing the Indian Ocean, with coral reefs that make Zanzibar great for those who want to snorkel and dive. And most of what you have in your spice shelf at home grows under 75 feet of coconut trees on this green and lush paradise.