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June 18, 2024
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THE NEW EAST COAST – MODERN RESTAURANTS, LIGHT VIBES, AND FIRST VILLAGE ROADS

The next generation of East Coast fun is here. Less makuti, more glass, bamboo, and lightness seem to be the new beach vibe. Gamechanger restaurants, start-up cafes, and daring hotels are sprouting up from Jambiani to Michamvi. News on the beach: The 22-kilometer stretch of the southern East Coast, dotted with fishing villages, budget, and […]
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June 10, 2024
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TIMBER WITH US - THE WOODEN VISION OF ZANZIBAR

Fumba Town is betting on wood. More and more houses in Zanzibar’s first eco city are built using engineered timber – from stylish holiday homes to practical low-cost-shops and studios. Dreaming of a natural timber home? Here’s an overview of its benefits.  Have a drink first? Shop at the colourful Kwetu Kwenu market or stroll […]
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June 3, 2024
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FUMBA’S FABULOUS FIVE

FUMBA’S FABULOUS FIVE Why the whole world is migrating to Zanzibar – Who fits on the island? Who wants to live in Zanzibar? We have asked 5 people from different backgrounds who have invested in a residential or holiday home in Fumba Town, the growing seaside community on the west coast. Maybe you discover yourself […]
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May 27, 2024
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LOCAL HERO

RICH OR POOR, FAMOUS OR UNKNOWN - THE FACES OF ZANZIBAR The last bookstore TV journalist Farouk Karim owns Zanzibar’s last bookstore. It’s no big literary center - but the smell of paper and calm intellectualism still prevails. Why did he become a bookstore keeper? “I learnt from my father that you can earn a […]
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May 20, 2024
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JUST DISCOVERED, STAWI HUB "THE BOX" IN STONE TOWN

The lecturing bar It does not have a sea view, it’s not even near the sea. But it has a stunning 1st-floor outdoor terrace with a full view of Zanzibar’s main historic shopping lane, Kenyatta Road. The new restaurant, bar, and event space of American chef Ashley. Maybe alias Ashley-Marie Weston and Kenyan entrepreneur Eva […]
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May 15, 2024
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A HILTON FOR FUMBA

Canopy by Hilton, a new boutique hotel by the American hospitality icon, is coming to Fumba Town. It will be the first international hotel on the Fumba peninsula. The brand’s vibe: “positively local”. “We will bring the story of the neighbourhood into the hotel”, said Sam Diab, Hilton development director, in Fumba when unveiling plans […]
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May 6, 2024
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THE NEW BAGAMOYO CONNECTION

Revisiting colonial routes. For the first time, a water taxi connects Stone Town with the coastal heritage town Bagamoyo on the mainland. The trip takes about one hour. For tourists and residents, it opens up an excursion into the past. The endeavour is the brainchild of Joanna Turner, a cultural entrepreneur and daughter of a […]
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May 2, 2024
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HOW TO RUN A SUCCESSFUL AIRBNB

In Fumba Town and elsewhere in Zanzibar In 2012, Airbnb listed three apartments in Zanzibar. Today, more than 1,000 holiday apartments and villas are found on the isles: from a shipping container in Paje to a tree house in Bwejuu. Two popular Airbnb hosts in Fumba explain what works best – for them and their […]
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