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Zanzibar Archipelago


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The Zanzibar Archipelago consists of several islands lying off the coast of East Africa in the Indian Ocean,
belonging to the country of Tanzania. There are two main islands, plus a number of smaller islets that surround them.
The main islands are Unguja, colloquially also referred to as Zanzibar, being the largest of the two,
and Pemba, lying to the north of Unguja.


Coastal SwordtailGraphium porthaon porthaon
Coastal Swordtail
Graphium porthaon porthaon
Construction workers working on a dam during low tide
Construction workers working on a dam during low tide
Construction workers working on a dam during low tide
Construction workers working on a dam during low tide
Western Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Western Cattle Egret
Bubulcus ibis
Western Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Western Cattle Egret
Bubulcus ibis
Western Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Western Cattle Egret
Bubulcus ibis
Western Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Western Cattle Egret
Bubulcus ibis
Western Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Western Cattle Egret
Bubulcus ibis
Dark-Backed WeaverPloceus bicolor kersteni
Dark-Backed Weaver
Ploceus bicolor kersteni
Dark-Backed WeaverPloceus bicolor kersteni
Dark-Backed Weaver
Ploceus bicolor kersteni
Dark-Backed WeaverPloceus bicolor kersteni
Dark-Backed Weaver
Ploceus bicolor kersteni
Dark-Backed WeaverPloceus bicolor kersteni
Dark-Backed Weaver
Ploceus bicolor kersteni
Dark-Backed WeaverPloceus bicolor kersteni
Dark-Backed Weaver
Ploceus bicolor kersteni
East Coast AkalatSheppardia gunningi sokokensis
East Coast Akalat
Sheppardia gunningi sokokensis
Zanzibar Sykes' MonkeyCercopithecus albogularis albogularis
Zanzibar Sykes' Monkey
Cercopithecus albogularis albogularis
Zanzibar Sykes' MonkeyCercopithecus albogularis albogularis
Zanzibar Sykes' Monkey
Cercopithecus albogularis albogularis
Zanzibar Sykes' MonkeyCercopithecus albogularis albogularis
Zanzibar Sykes' Monkey
Cercopithecus albogularis albogularis
Zanzibar Sykes' MonkeyCercopithecus albogularis albogularis
Zanzibar Sykes' Monkey
Cercopithecus albogularis albogularis
Open palm forest in the northern part of the forest
Open palm forest in the northern part of the forest
Loveridges Snouted ToadMertensophryne micranotis
Loveridges Snouted Toad
Mertensophryne micranotis
Red-Bellied Coast SquirrelParaxerus palliatus tanae
Red-Bellied Coast Squirrel
Paraxerus palliatus tanae
Commelina lukei
Commelina lukei
FlowerMelastomataceae spec.
Flower
Melastomataceae spec.
Palms meeting ferns
Palms meeting ferns
Ferns as understory of the open forest
Ferns as understory of the open forest
Open palm forest in the northern part of the forest
Open palm forest in the northern part of the forest
Devil's Crab OrbweaverGasteracantha falcicornis
Devil's Crab Orbweaver
Gasteracantha falcicornis
A ranger waiting for his tourists to guide
A ranger waiting for his tourists to guide
Our rental car
Our rental car
Our rental car having a hard time
Our rental car having a hard time
Open plains at the centre of the island
Open plains at the centre of the island
Western Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Western Cattle Egret
Bubulcus ibis
Western Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Western Cattle Egret
Bubulcus ibis
Western Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Western Cattle Egret
Bubulcus ibis
Horned Rock-DwellerBradinopyga cornuta
Horned Rock-Dweller
Bradinopyga cornuta
View over the West Coast
View over the West Coast
Our rental car
Our rental car
JosÚ @ Work
JosÚ @ Work
Open palm forest along the east coast
Open palm forest along the east coast
Open palm forest along the east coast
Open palm forest along the east coast
Broad-Billed RollerEurystomus glaucurus glaucurus
Broad-Billed Roller
Eurystomus glaucurus glaucurus
African Golden WeaverPloceus subaureus aureoflavus
African Golden Weaver
Ploceus subaureus aureoflavus
Moon Rise
Moon Rise
African Golden WeaverPloceus subaureus aureoflavus
African Golden Weaver
Ploceus subaureus aureoflavus
African Golden WeaverPloceus subaureus aureoflavus
African Golden Weaver
Ploceus subaureus aureoflavus
African Golden WeaverPloceus subaureus aureoflavus
African Golden Weaver
Ploceus subaureus aureoflavus
African Golden WeaverPloceus subaureus aureoflavus
African Golden Weaver
Ploceus subaureus aureoflavus
African Golden WeaverPloceus subaureus aureoflavus
African Golden Weaver
Ploceus subaureus aureoflavus
African Golden WeaverPloceus subaureus aureoflavus
African Golden Weaver
Ploceus subaureus aureoflavus
African Golden WeaverPloceus subaureus aureoflavus
African Golden Weaver
Ploceus subaureus aureoflavus
African Golden WeaverPloceus subaureus aureoflavus
African Golden Weaver
Ploceus subaureus aureoflavus
African Golden WeaverPloceus subaureus aureoflavus
African Golden Weaver
Ploceus subaureus aureoflavus
African Golden WeaverPloceus subaureus aureoflavus
African Golden Weaver
Ploceus subaureus aureoflavus
Rick @ Work
Rick @ Work
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus pileatus
Brown Noddy
Anous stolidus pileatus
Saunders's TernSternula saundersi
Saunders's Tern
Sternula saundersi
Rick @ Work
Rick @ Work
Roseate TernSterna dougallii arideensis
Roseate Tern
Sterna dougallii arideensis
Going to paradise
Going to paradise
Michelango - our guide, cook, translator and supervisor for the day
Michelango - our guide, cook, translator and supervisor for the day
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus pileatus
Brown Noddy
Anous stolidus pileatus
Indo-Pacific Bottle-Nosed DolphinTursiops aduncus
Indo-Pacific Bottle-Nosed Dolphin
Tursiops aduncus
Indo-Pacific Bottle-Nosed DolphinTursiops aduncus
Indo-Pacific Bottle-Nosed Dolphin
Tursiops aduncus
No explanation needed...
No explanation needed...
Indo-Pacific Bottle-Nosed DolphinTursiops aduncus
Indo-Pacific Bottle-Nosed Dolphin
Tursiops aduncus
Just Paradise!
Just Paradise!
Roadside grocery store
Roadside grocery store
Fishing gear at the beach
Fishing gear at the beach
Fishing gear at the beach
Fishing gear at the beach
JosÚ getting into our snorkling boat
JosÚ getting into our snorkling boat
JosÚ @ Work
JosÚ @ Work
Indo-Pacific Bottle-Nosed DolphinTursiops aduncus
Indo-Pacific Bottle-Nosed Dolphin
Tursiops aduncus
Black-Winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
Black-Winged Stilt
Himantopus himantopus
House CrowCorvus splendens splendens
House Crow
Corvus splendens splendens
The ru´ns of the old industrial wing (1887)
The ru´ns of the old industrial wing (1887)
The ru´ns of the old industrial wing (1887)
The ru´ns of the old industrial wing (1887)
Street Life
Street Life
The marsh at the north-side of town
The marsh at the north-side of town
Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis rudis
Pied Kingfisher
Ceryle rudis rudis
White-Faced Whistling DuckDendrocygna viduata
White-Faced Whistling Duck
Dendrocygna viduata
Mangro forests along the west coast
Mangro forests along the west coast
The ru´ns of an old Arab House (1871)
The ru´ns of an old Arab House (1871)
The ru´ns of an old Arab House (1871)
The ru´ns of an old Arab House (1871)
The ru´ns of an old chapel (1880)
The ru´ns of an old chapel (1880)
Old looks, new views
Old looks, new views
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensis bengalensis
Lesser Crested Tern
Thalasseus bengalensis bengalensis
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensis bengalensis
Lesser Crested Tern
Thalasseus bengalensis bengalensis
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Common Sandpiper
Actitis hypoleucos
East coast of Zanzibar
East coast of Zanzibar
House CrowCorvus splendens splendens
House Crow
Corvus splendens splendens
House CrowCorvus splendens splendens
House Crow
Corvus splendens splendens
House CrowCorvus splendens splendens
House Crow
Corvus splendens splendens
Zanzibar Red ColobusPiliocolobus kirkii
Zanzibar Red Colobus
Piliocolobus kirkii
One of the forest paths in Jozani
One of the forest paths in Jozani
One of the forest paths in Jozani
One of the forest paths in Jozani
One of the forest paths in Jozani
One of the forest paths in Jozani
Zanzibar Sykes' MonkeyCercopithecus albogularis albogularis
Zanzibar Sykes' Monkey
Cercopithecus albogularis albogularis
Zanzibar Sykes' MonkeyCercopithecus albogularis albogularis
Zanzibar Sykes' Monkey
Cercopithecus albogularis albogularis
Zanzibar Red ColobusPiliocolobus kirkii
Zanzibar Red Colobus
Piliocolobus kirkii
Zanzibar Red ColobusPiliocolobus kirkii
Zanzibar Red Colobus
Piliocolobus kirkii
Zanzibar Red ColobusPiliocolobus kirkii
Zanzibar Red Colobus
Piliocolobus kirkii
Yellow-Rumped TinkerbirdPogoniulus bilineatus fischeri
Yellow-Rumped Tinkerbird
Pogoniulus bilineatus fischeri
Zanzibar Red ColobusPiliocolobus kirkii
Zanzibar Red Colobus
Piliocolobus kirkii
The boardwalk through the mangrove forest
The boardwalk through the mangrove forest
Speckle-Lipped SkinkTrachylepis maculilabris
Speckle-Lipped Skink
Trachylepis maculilabris
Blue-Cheeked Bee-EaterMerops persicus persicus
Blue-Cheeked Bee-Eater
Merops persicus persicus
JosÚ birding the open woodland towards the mangrove
JosÚ birding the open woodland towards the mangrove
Mangrove Forest
Mangrove Forest
Us, at the boardwalk in the mangrove forest
Us, at the boardwalk in the mangrove forest
Black-Bellied StarlingNotopholia corusca corusca
Black-Bellied Starling
Notopholia corusca corusca
Porcelain Fiddler CrabUca annulipes
Porcelain Fiddler Crab
Uca annulipes
Porcelain Fiddler CrabUca annulipes
Porcelain Fiddler Crab
Uca annulipes
Zanzibar Red ColobusPiliocolobus kirkii
Zanzibar Red Colobus
Piliocolobus kirkii
The scenic highway to the south
The scenic highway to the south
The tidal road to Uzi
The tidal road to Uzi
The tidal road to Uzi
The tidal road to Uzi
With our rental car passing the mangrove to Uzi
With our rental car passing the mangrove to Uzi
Porcelain Fiddler CrabUca annulipes
Porcelain Fiddler Crab
Uca annulipes
Lilac-Breasted RollerCoracias caudatus caudatus
Lilac-Breasted Roller
Coracias caudatus caudatus
Common Orange TipColotis evenina sipylus
Common Orange Tip
Colotis evenina sipylus
Eastern NicatorNicator gularis
Eastern Nicator
Nicator gularis
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata ssp.
Spotted Flycatcher
Muscicapa striata ssp.
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata ssp.
Spotted Flycatcher
Muscicapa striata ssp.
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata ssp.
Spotted Flycatcher
Muscicapa striata ssp.
Yellow-Headed Dwarf GeckoLygodactylus picturatus picturatus
Yellow-Headed Dwarf Gecko
Lygodactylus picturatus picturatus
Yellow-Headed Dwarf GeckoLygodactylus picturatus picturatus
Yellow-Headed Dwarf Gecko
Lygodactylus picturatus picturatus
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata ssp.
Spotted Flycatcher
Muscicapa striata ssp.
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata ssp.
Spotted Flycatcher
Muscicapa striata ssp.
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata ssp.
Spotted Flycatcher
Muscicapa striata ssp.
Little EgretEgretta garzetta garzetta
Little Egret
Egretta garzetta garzetta
Little EgretEgretta garzetta garzetta
Little Egret
Egretta garzetta garzetta
East-African Snake-Eyed SkinkCryptoblepharus africanus
East-African Snake-Eyed Skink
Cryptoblepharus africanus
Little EgretEgretta garzetta garzetta
Little Egret
Egretta garzetta garzetta
Little EgretEgretta garzetta garzetta
Little Egret
Egretta garzetta garzetta
Little EgretEgretta garzetta garzetta
Little Egret
Egretta garzetta garzetta
Dimorphic EgretEgretta dimorpha
Dimorphic Egret
Egretta dimorpha
Dimorphic EgretEgretta dimorpha
Dimorphic Egret
Egretta dimorpha
Dimorphic EgretEgretta dimorpha
Dimorphic Egret
Egretta dimorpha
Little EgretEgretta garzetta garzetta
Little Egret
Egretta garzetta garzetta
Dimorphic EgretEgretta dimorpha
Dimorphic Egret
Egretta dimorpha
Dimorphic EgretEgretta dimorpha
Dimorphic Egret
Egretta dimorpha
Little EgretEgretta garzetta garzetta
Little Egret
Egretta garzetta garzetta
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Common Sandpiper
Actitis hypoleucos
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula tundrae
Common Ringed Plover
Charadrius hiaticula tundrae
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensis bengalensis
Lesser Crested Tern
Thalasseus bengalensis bengalensis
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensis bengalensis
Lesser Crested Tern
Thalasseus bengalensis bengalensis
Steppe WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus alboaxillaris
Steppe Whimbrel
Numenius phaeopus alboaxillaris
Traditional fisherman in the morning light
Traditional fisherman in the morning light
Rough-Scaled Plated LizardBroadleysaurus major
Rough-Scaled Plated Lizard
Broadleysaurus major
Land Hermit CrabCoenobita rugosus
Land Hermit Crab
Coenobita rugosus
Flathead Leaf-Toed GeckoHemidactylus platycephalus
Flathead Leaf-Toed Gecko
Hemidactylus platycephalus
Flathead Leaf-Toed GeckoHemidactylus platycephalus
Flathead Leaf-Toed Gecko
Hemidactylus platycephalus
Land Hermit CrabCoenobita rugosus
Land Hermit Crab
Coenobita rugosus
Land Hermit CrabCoenobita rugosus
Land Hermit Crab
Coenobita rugosus
Land Hermit CrabCoenobita rugosus
Land Hermit Crab
Coenobita rugosus
The restaurant at moon rise
The restaurant at moon rise
Resort by Night
Resort by Night
Zanzibar by Night
Zanzibar by Night
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Common Greenshank
Tringa nebularia
Seaside tree - home to a crab
Seaside tree - home to a crab
Red-Claw CrabCardisoma carnifex
Red-Claw Crab
Cardisoma carnifex
JosÚ showing the size of that crab
JosÚ showing the size of that crab
Striated HeronButorides striata atricapilla
Striated Heron
Butorides striata atricapilla
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Common Greenshank
Tringa nebularia
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Common Greenshank
Tringa nebularia
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Common Greenshank
Tringa nebularia
Rick @ Work
Rick @ Work
House SparrowPasser domesticus indicus
House Sparrow
Passer domesticus indicus
African Golden WeaverPloceus subaureus aureoflavus
African Golden Weaver
Ploceus subaureus aureoflavus
Eastern Striped SkinkTrachylepis striata striata
Eastern Striped Skink
Trachylepis striata striata
African Golden WeaverPloceus subaureus aureoflavus
African Golden Weaver
Ploceus subaureus aureoflavus
Common Sally-Light-FootGrapsus tenuicristatus
Common Sally-Light-Foot
Grapsus tenuicristatus
Green Sally-Light-FootGrapsus fourmanoiri
Green Sally-Light-Foot
Grapsus fourmanoiri
Eastern Striped SkinkTrachylepis striata striata
Eastern Striped Skink
Trachylepis striata striata
East-African Snake-Eyed SkinkCryptoblepharus africanus
East-African Snake-Eyed Skink
Cryptoblepharus africanus
East-African Snake-Eyed SkinkCryptoblepharus africanus
East-African Snake-Eyed Skink
Cryptoblepharus africanus
House SparrowPasser domesticus indicus
House Sparrow
Passer domesticus indicus
House SparrowPasser domesticus indicus
House Sparrow
Passer domesticus indicus
House SparrowPasser domesticus indicus
House Sparrow
Passer domesticus indicus
Common MudskipperPeriophthalmus kalolo
Common Mudskipper
Periophthalmus kalolo
Common MudskipperPeriophthalmus kalolo
Common Mudskipper
Periophthalmus kalolo
House SparrowPasser domesticus indicus
House Sparrow
Passer domesticus indicus
House SparrowPasser domesticus indicus
House Sparrow
Passer domesticus indicus
The view from our appartment's veranda
The view from our appartment's veranda
Chinese RoseHibiscus rosa-sinensis
Chinese Rose
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Mottled Sally-Light-FootGrapsus albolineatus
Mottled Sally-Light-Foot
Grapsus albolineatus
Common Sally-Light-FootGrapsus tenuicristatus
Common Sally-Light-Foot
Grapsus tenuicristatus
House SparrowPasser domesticus indicus
House Sparrow
Passer domesticus indicus