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Investment Opportunities in Zanzibar
Zanzibar has opened its doors for investment in a wide range of sectors. Below are some of the sectors that offer investment opportunities.
Tourism >>
Zanzibar boasts a rare playground for exciting tourism activities. With an emphasis on eco-tourism, opportunities exist in:
• Up market hotels and resorts, particularly chain hotels.
• Tourism supporting services, such as first class restaurants, exhibition and conference centers, diving and sea sports.
Agriculture >>
• Horticulture and floriculture
• Agro processing
• Fruit processing and canning
Fisheries >>
Zanzibar lies on the crossroads of rare marine resources and biodiversity with unlimited potential for the development of a fishing industry. Various types of fish, shrimps, lobsters, seaweed and other marine resources are plentiful. Investors are free to choose suitable areas for:
• Deep sea fishing
• Fish farming
• Processing and canning
Spices >>
For centuries the “spice islands” of Zanzibar exported quality exotic home-grown spices to the world market. This sector offers great potential for expansion and the creation of forward linkages through value addition. Spices include:
• Cloves: our most famous spice export
• Cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, black pepper, chilies and more
Services >>
Being a small island very close to the mainland, Zanzibar also offers great potential for investment in the service sector. Areas where private investment is encouraged include:
• Education
• Health care centers
• Business and financial services
• Information and communication technology
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