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Is Zanzibar a country?

Is Zanzibar a country?

Zanzibar is the name of a group of islands in the Indian Ocean. About 25–50 km off the coast of East Africa. Is Zanzibar a country? It’s a partly self-governing state in Tanzania; it’s not an independent country.

The archipelago was once the separate state of Zanzibar, which united with Tanganyika to form the United Republic of Tanzania. Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous within the union, with its own government. You do not need a separate visa for Zanzibar if you already have one for Tanzania.

Are you considering a holiday to Zanzibar? Have a look here at our Tanzania Zanzibar itinerary.

Is Zanzibar a country?