Various shots of a dhow sailing on the sea around the island of Zanzibar in Africa; other dhows are seen in moored in the harbour as large boxes of spices are unloaded; two men in traditional costume haggle over prices.
Various shots of women picking cloves from trees; we are told Zanzibar is the greatest exporter of cloves. L/S of the market place; M/S of a fruit stall selling pineapples and mangoes (?); C/U of a seller running his hands over a pile of nutmegs.
L/S of a cruise liner coming in towards the island. M/S as two tourists in coolie hats climb into a rickshaw by the sea front and set off, being pulled by an African man. Point of view shot from a moving vehicle as we pass through the main street; M/S of the couple in the rickshaw looking around with interest. M/S of the town with people milling about.
Various shots of an Indian craftsman working on some hammered silver ornaments; another craftsman carves a wooden Arab doorway; a finished carved doorway is seen in place, being embossed with silver.
The Sultan, His Highness Seyyid Khalifa bin Harub is seen coming out of his palace, saluting to his troops and getting into a fabulous red car to drive off, while a small gaggle of excited tourists watch and take photos.
L/S and M/S of Mangapwani Beach; beautiful golden sands, palm trees and clear sea; a lone man walks across the sand. Another man is seen plunging into the sea and swimming out to where an African man treads water near a rowing boat. M/S of the beach as three small naked African boys standing near a beached boat play catch with a ball.