Culture of Zanzibar

September 10, 2022
Culture, Travel

Zanzibar Swahili Culture is the result of a fusion of African, Asian and European influences.

Historically Zanzibar was an important staging post for explorers and traders, a key trading center for spices, and a center for the Indian Ocean slave trade. Included in the export was high sought-after ivory harvested on the mainland. Zanzibar was an archipelago for the ruling Arab elite.

Zanzibar is known for its heavy Arabic influences which are reflected in the local architecture, language, and local foods. Out of the eye of the modern political sphere, Zanzibar is a peaceful nation which today heavily relies on the tourism industry. The archipelago  features some of the best diving and snorkeling sites in the world and a wide range of delicious fruits of the sea.



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