Year 2020 hits again in Zanzibar

House of Wonders (Beit Al Ajaib), the majestic palace in Stone Town, Zanzibar, collapsed the 25th of December 2020.   This year 2020 will be remembered for the Covid-19 world pandemic, but on the Island of  Zanzibar, where apparently the pandemic ended in May, the collapse of the House of Wonder will be a more [...]
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Kiwengwa-Uroa Forest Zanzibar

On the eastern side of Zanzibar island, 20 km away from the capital city of Zanzibar, a large protected area rises between the beaches of Kiwengwa and Uroa. Some call it the "Kiwengwa-Uroa Forest" but its real name is Kiwengwa-Pongwe Forest Reserve. This is a very important place as for biodiversity and the study of [...]
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Zanzibar Princess Salme Museum

Princess Salme Museum, in Zanzibar, is very close to  Emerson Hotel on Hurumzi Street. It is in fact a detached part of it. Princess Salme was the daughter of the sultan of Oman who used to rule his homeland from his palace on Zanzibar island. She ran away from her family's palace in 1866. She [...]
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Ancient Stone Town’s Shirazi Cemetery

Stone Town is the name of the oldest part of the city of Zanzibar. It is the very first core of the island's capital, mostly built in stone. This is one of the most important historical areas of Tanzania, because it shows the mix of cultures that made Zanzibar the paradise it is today. Visiting Stone [...]
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Historical itinerary in Bagamoyo

If you are looking for a different African trip, Bagamoyo is the place for you. Seventy-five kilometers north of Dar Es Salaam, facing Zanzibar and the other islands on the Indian Ocean, this town of 35.000 inhabitants can be considered the "Tanzanian Florence", because of its many old monuments. Bagamoyo is history, first of all. [...]
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