Check out this stunning drone video of the Indian Ocean island paradise of Zanzibar, compliments of contributor phildrone. Zanzibar is a group of islands which lie a few km/mi. off the middle of the coast of the east African nation of Tanzania, of which Zanzibar is part. The main island, Unguja, is often referred to simply as Zanzibar. Known for their pepper, nutmeg, and other spices, the islands are sometimes referred to as the Spice Islands, a name borrowed from a group of islands in Indonesia.