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August 3, 2021
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JUST MARRIED!

Nothing beats a wedding on a tropical beach. A ceremony with XL-romantic factor, sunshine guranteed. Read here, why destination weddings in Zanzibar are especially magic. Discover the secrets of a traditional Muslim wedding, and sensual African beauty secrets for the best day of your life. Pamela remembers the wedding of Liz and Marc as if […]
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June 30, 2021
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Travel in Covid Times

What’s next? Julia Bishop, Vice Chair, Zanzibar Association of Tourism Investors (ZATI) “Many agree, that Zanzibar has just had 5 months of economic salvation. Tanzania kept its borders open to flights from Russia and Eastern Europe. We were about the only winter destination they could travel to. We welcomed anyone from anywhere, no questions asked. Controversial […]
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June 28, 2021
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BEACH DELIGHTS

Ex- Sultan’s mansion under female reign The “Beach House” at the Shangani sea promenade is popular with many, but few people know the history and who made it all happen. The former Sultan’s mansion turned into a restaurant and bar, run by Park Hyatt, under female reign. Afshan Jivraj, 34, Kenyan by nationality, half Indian […]
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June 28, 2021
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The new "it"-bag from Africa

The women's co-operative Moto (Swahili for fire) has existed for 20 years. Their new bags are indeed as hot as fire. Raffia bags with fringes are in fashion all over the world. A co-operative from Pete has created some great models made from palm stripes now on sale in Zanzibar.  About 20 years ago, a […]
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June 16, 2021
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In love with tradition

A three-day event, a nikah ceremony at the mosque and ever-changing glamorous outfits - this is, in essence, a traditional Zanzibar wedding.  Muslim weddings often come with a lot of impressive things, including staggering traditions and rituals. These rituals are spread out, and grouped into three: pre-wedding, during the wedding, and post-wedding. Although it sounds […]
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June 16, 2021
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The academy of bridal bliss

Muna has led more than 150 young Zanzibari women to a career with her „Muna Beauty Academy“. Bridal looks are her specialty.  On her official company photo she looks like Audrey Hepburn. When you see Munawar Suleiman Mbarouk, known to everybody simply as Muna, teaching young students at her academy, she still looks beautiful but […]
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June 14, 2021
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GUEST COMMENT- No relaxation in Zanzibar?

Zanzibar’s appeal is undeniable. Turquoise waters, ideal wind conditions for kitesurfing, a vibrant local culture, restaurants and hotels. Yet one of the most common narratives from those who live in Zanzibar is about “getting away”, travelling to a different place to find peace and solace. People working here often feel they have to leave the […]
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June 14, 2021
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Where residency comes with property

Many countries in the world offer incentives to investors such as a residence visa for long-stayers. Will Tanzania soon make the move? The issue is obvious: When foreigners buy a house somewhere, be it for holidays, as a home away from home or to let , they need the assurance that their second home is […]
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