Size: 2 461 square kilometres (950 square miles) 
Location: About 25–50 kilometres (16–31 miles) off the coast of the mainland, consisting of many small islands and two large ones: Zanzibar & Pemba; its historic centre is Stone Town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Visitors per year: 207 651
Minimum days required: 2
Known for: The capital Stone Town, one of Tanzania's three UNESCO World Heritage Sites; White sand beaches & crystal-clear water; Ancient architecture & exquisite food