The Swahili Coast has been a culturally and commercially significant region for centuries. The trade winds of the annual monsoon defined this famous route for Arab, Indian, Portuguese and more traders in their search of ivory, slaves and gold. Their influence has created a culture in and of itself reflected in the language, cuisine, home construction styles.

Today travelers flock to these white sand beaches to frolic and play in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

Today travelers flock to these white sand beaches to frolic and play in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.