The Zanzibar Archipelago consists of four main islands of which, Zanzibar locally known as Unguja, and Pemba are the largest. Surrounding Unguja are a number of smaller islets, both inhabited and uninhabited. Located in the Indian Ocean on Swahili Coast, adjacent to mainland Tanzania, the island covers an area of approximately 985 km2 and is separated from the Tanzanian mainland by a channel some 56 km wide. Zanzibar was once known as the most important trading city in the whole of the Indian Ocean and the world’s largest producer of cloves. Today agriculture and fishing are the principal economic activity among a large percentage of the population, while major exports remain cloves, coconut products, and spices.
Kenya's Coastal belt stretches nearly five hundred kilometers from the Tanzania border to the south, to Kiwayu on the Somali border to the north. Stretching for the whole of its length Kenya's beaches are protected by a coral reef within which are lagoons in which thrive the most fascinating and exotic marine life.
Mt Kenya National Park is a high altitude park lying at an altitude of between 3100 and 5300 meters. It is home to a wide variety of exotic Kenyan plants as well different species of wildlife. Most famous as the home of Mt Kenya, the second-highest mountain in Africa, many visitors return here each year for the excellent climbing opportunities this park offers and the breathtaking scenery that includes moors and glaciers and tarns and glades and peaks.