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August 16, 2022
3 Min. Read

Ahhhh – fresh drinking water!

Bernadette Kirsch shares smart ideas for an eco-friendly lifestyle. Clay pots are the clue to clean water for your home.  How to make your own fresh water in Zanzibar at almost zero costs, explains our green expert Bernadette Kirsch, Fumba Town’s head of permaculture. Water is an issue in many ways: pollution, environment, urban development […]
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August 9, 2022
2 Min. Read

Let’s go outside!

Latest trends in outdoor furniture - also made in Tanzania Smarten up your outdoor space – the latest furniture and deco ideas here. The new darling is dining al fresco. Dining, lounging, sun bathing: creating a beach & country feeling on your terrace, in the backyard or your garden not only adds space but a […]
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August 2, 2022
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“Peter, do you hear the music?”

President stars in "Royal Tour" documentary film Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan showed guts, courage and acting talent as safari guide for her country. The White House in Washington, Guggenheim Museum in New York and Youtube rolled out the red carpet for “Mama Samia'' playing the leading role in a one-hour tourism documentary about Tanzania […]
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July 25, 2022
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"We are happy residents now"

Fumba’s newest residents are quite famous here: they are the founding couple and directors of Fumba Town. How it is to live in your own project, we asked Katrin Dietzold. We see, you like reading? Oh yes, I’m a real bookworm. I finish about three books per month; the last was “Lost paradise” by Abdulrazak […]
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July 19, 2022
3 Min. Read

Pretty Princess Pamunda

EXCLUSIVE: How Zanzibar will turn small islands into big-time holiday spots 19 small islands are to become prime luxury hideaways. THE FUMBA TIMES was given exclusive access to the amazing plans for the first of them, Pamunda A and B.  Meet Lukáš Šinogl, the new prince of – well, not Zamunda – but Pamunda. The […]
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July 5, 2022
4 Min. Read

COFEE FARM 3.0

Ultimate coffee experience at Utengule farm and lodge in Mbeya 1400 metre above sea level, where the air is cool and clean, we discovered absolute tranquillity, upcountry vibes, waterfalls and all we ever wanted to know about these brown beans of pleasure. Coffee, coffee, coffee as far as I can see.  Rows of perfectly trimmed […]
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June 28, 2022
2 Min. Read

Local Heroes, The junior captains of Fumba

Fumba can pride itself on some skillful youngsters building mini dhows, larger than a tiny toy but smaller than real boats. Their role models: village elders.  One can see them when the sun is about to go down. Young buys treading towards the sea, passing the new Pavilion shopping centre, crossing over to Fumba Town […]
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June 23, 2022
4 Min. Read

The man with a masterplan

Big overhaul at Zanzibar port is underway. Where to start? When I paid Akif Khamis a visit at his office one Saturday, the new Deputy Director-General of the Zanzibar port was the only person in the building. I arrived loaded with statistics (worldwide median turnaround time…) and questions (How long does the off-loading of a […]
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