Thursday, March 13, 2014


TOURS of Zanzibar island are a rewarding experience with cultural sights and natural beauty on the itinerary. There are a number of quality local tour operators, such as Huper Tours & Safaris  who can arrange visits to points of interest with knowledgeable, and often multilingual, guides.

Recommended places to visit ;

Stone Town

This tour takes you through fabled Stone Town, where history appears to stand still. With visits to the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum (People's Palace), Dr Livingstone's House and the Arab Fort amongst others, it is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar.

You will see Zanzibar's bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques! A trip to the site of Sultan Barghash's harem at Marahubi should also be included and rounds off an insight into Zanzibar's huge history and vibrant culture. Stone Town has some excellent gifts shops with plenty of souvenirs and handicrafts to choose from.

Spice Plantations

The history of Zanzibar would be incomplete without the cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper and many other spices which brought the Sultans of Oman and the beginnings of the infamous slave trade. They can be seen in the plantations just outside Zanzibar town, and a good tour includes opportunities to dazzle the senses with fresh spices. A detailed description is given about a variety of spices, and their uses in cooking and cosmetics. Visitors will be fascinated by the sheer number of spices produced and their incredible value for many ailments. This is also the cheapest place to purchase spices and spice oils.

Jozani Forest

The Jozani Natural Forest Reserve is located in the central east region of Zanzibar island and is home to the rare Red Colobus Monkey (pictured above), which is endemic to Zanzibar. These monkeys are full of character, and roam freely.

They can also be seen at very close quarters just outside the reserve's perimeter and are incredibly photogenic. Jozani is home to other species including Syke's monkey's, small buck and bushpigs. The elusive Zanzibar leopard (last sited several years ago) is said to feed here at night - perhaps this is why the reserve is only open during the day?! Jozani has an excellent nature trail and the guides are well trained and informative.

North Coast

Tours to the unspoilt north coast always end up at Ras Nungwi, a sleepy fishing village on the northern tip of Zanzibar island. It is the dhow building capital of Zanzibar, so you will be able to see the traditional methods of dhow construction in action. This area of Zanzibar has some fantastic beaches and nearby coral reefs which are ideal for diving and snorkelling. The local villagers have built a turtle sanctuary where injured turtles and other marine animals are nursed back to health before being released back into the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

Kizimkazi Mosque & Dolphin Tour

Situated on the southern point of the island, Kizimkazi fishing village is home to several schools of bottle-nosed dolphins which can often be sighted following a short boat trip from the village. If you are lucky, you may be able to swim quite close to the dolphins which can be a very rewarding experience. Kizimkazi is also the site of a 12th century mosque, the earliest evidence of Islam in East Africa, and is thus worth a visit for both natural and cultural reasons.

Prison Island

Once the site of a gaol for misbehaving slaves, the island lies just off the old stone town. It is fringed with a beautiful coral reef, ideal for snorkelling, and has a lovely white beach for sun-bathing.

It is also home to a family of giant tortoises, imported from the Seychelles in the late 19th century. This island is ideal for a day-trip with refreshments available throughout the day. It also has a small restaurant where you can enjoy freshly caught fish.

Photo courtesy of E.Kamugisha and M.Vukmanic.

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Thursday, March 6, 2014


Pemba Island, known as "The Green Island" in Arabic is an island forming part of the Zanzibar Archipelago, lying off the east coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean.

Pemba is a magical island. Unlike Unguja (Zanzibar), Pemba is hilly. Gentle,undulating hills and deep verdant valleys are all covered with a dense cover of clove, coconut, mango and other fruit and crop plantations. A more fertile land is difficult to imagine.

Pemba is also becoming well known for its dive sites, with steep drop-offs, untouched coral and very abundant marine life.

Much of Pemba is relatively ‘undiscovered’ and you’ll still have things more or less to yourself, which is a big part of the island’s charm. The main requirement for travelling around independently is time, as there’s little regular transport off the main routes.

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The 66th IAESTE Annual Conference took place in Belfast, Northern Ireland from 18-25 January 2013. The conference saw over 250 delegates from around 80 countries come together for a week of exchanging traineeships and General Conference sessions.

The pictures below is one of the representative from TANZANIA and other delegates during the international evening party in Belfast ,Ireland .This year Conference was held in QUITO -Ecuador .

Second from left is one of the representative from IAESTE - Tanzania along with other international delegates.

2013 IAESTE Annual Conference.

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