What factors influenced Seyyid Said’s decision to transfer his capital to Zanzibar.
The climate in Zanzibar was pleasant as compared to Muscat which was hot and dry throughout the year
The need to control the towns along the East African Coast more effectively
Zanzibar had a wide deep and well sheltered harbour in which ships could anchor
Zanzibar’s strategic position was convenient for trade with the mainland
Zanzibar had fertile solids for the cultivation of cloves
Zanzibar had clean and sweat water for drinking