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Religion & Culture

Although Zanzibar is a predominantly Muslim island, the people are moderate and easy going. They locals are very laid back and not inclined to rush for anything.

As long as visitors have some basic respect for the Muslim laws and customs, there will be no problem

During the holy month of Ramadhan (October) visitors should not eat or drink in front of fasting locals

Gay travellers should refrain from public displays of affection.

While bikinis are fine on the beach, they should not be worn whilst walking in the villages or in Stone Town. For Stone Town, ladies should cover their shoulders (exposed ankles are okay).

Ask permission before taking photographs of locals Don’t expect to find bacon or pork on the Coral Rock Zanzibar┬ámenu.