An immense sense of history pervades the main Island Unguja, from the first Portuguese explorers through to the rule of the Omani Arabs and Livingstone’s last lodging before he left for the interior.
The magical Stone Town is now a UNESCO world heritage site, and the cathedral of Christ Church built on the site of one of Africa’s biggest slave markets with the altar sited over the location of the main whipping post. The Cathedral also holds a wooden cross made from the tree under which Livingstone’s heart was buried at Chitambo.
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When you scratch the surface, there is a great deal more to these islands than most travellers will ever see.