Mazuri (マズーリ,Mazūri?) is the African-based environment in the game Sonic Unleashed. It is based on Africa due to its wildlife environment and animals that live in Africa appear on Mazuri.
The level is an exaggerated mixture of certain places and aspects from Africa. For example: the sandy buildings of Timbuktu, Mali, the savannas of Africa, and the big baobab trees from Madagascar. The large buildings of sand and mud are actually large representations of mosques (Islamic places of worship). One in particular that Sonic comes across is surprisingly similar to the Djinguereber Mosque.
In the daytime level, Sonic starts off in the savanna, goes into a town with a bunch of sandy citadels, then heads into the jungle. Mazuri is the location where Sonic fights the Egg Beetle. In the mobile version of Sonic Unleashed, Mazuri is where the final boss is fought, a Dark Gaia powered Egg Dragoon.
In the point-and-click map HUB world of the Wii and PS2 version, many of the featured parts of Mazuri are shown. These spots include:
In the Wii/PS2 version of the game, this continent only has one level, which is the Egg Beetle boss.
This continent is named after Masuria, a land in Northern Poland.
Inside the Gaia Gates in the PS2/Wii version of the game, there are textures on the floor indicating Egyptian hieroglyphs. This is a clear reference to the country Egypt, which is located in Africa, the continent Mazuri is based off of.