The following pages contain a more complete set of images of the exotic spice island of Zanzibar.
if you see a thumbnail in this sub-report that has a color around it, it means that the image is an additional one that is not included in the main trip report.
Zanzibar is an island (or rather islands, if you consider the island of Pemba as well) off the coast of Tanzania. The terrain is mostly flat, covered with tropical vegetation, and surrounded by beautiful sandy beaches and coral reefs. Since it is situated in the tropics, the climate is hot and humid.
Fishing is a major economic activity on Zanzibar. Hundreds upon hundreds of small simple fishing boats ply the waters each day. Using handlines, longlines, and moveable traps, fishermen catch sardines, anchovy, crabs, shrimp, lobster, octopus, and tuna, among many other types. Most fishing boats on Zanzibar are of the exceedingly simple type, hand-built and with no engines. The dhow is a traditional boat often seen in these parts, with a design that has one or more triangular sails, or lateens (dhows are indigenous to this area of the Indian Ocean and have been around for hundreds, if not thousands, of years).