Zanzibar is the perfect African destination for lovers of exotic cultures and history. Zanzibar is an archipelago off the east coast of Africa that is most noticeably influenced by Swahili and Islamic cultures. Stone Town serves as a major trade center, and offers beautiful 19th century architecture. You can visit museums and palaces such as the House of Wonders. Sunny beaches line the islands to the north, offering tranquil resorts to relax in. For more adventurous travelers, Zanzibar offers some of the best diving in the world. Coral reef surrounds the islands, allowing for a diverse variety of marine life.