The Fascinating Island of Zanzibar

Adventurers traveling to Zanzibar must first endure the stifling heat of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's capital, before taking a ferry across 20 miles of open sea. The island emerges slowly, its white sand beaches gleaming in the sun, the harbor dotted with colorful dhows - Arabic sailing vessels. Other small boats have names like 'Fortuna' and 'Luvly Jubbly' painted in stark letters on their sun canopies. Beyond the beach rise the buildings of Stone Town, not actually made from stone at all, but constructed from coral in the 19th century.