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July 24, 2020
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#ComeBack Zanzibar Awaits You

Vast empty beaches where social distancing is the norm rather than the exception. A UNESCO-protected historic Old Town. Accommodation for every taste and budget. Hygienic measures up to international standards. After two months of self-isolation, Zanzibar, the palm fringed archipelago in the Indian Ocean, is open for business again - one of the first holiday […]
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July 22, 2020
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Invest Now, Relax Later

The first units of the leisure set-up around an artificial lagoon were planned to be handed over to buyers already by mid 2021. Behind the project are the developers of Fumba Town, CPS.  We spoke to manager Milan Heilmann , 30,  about progress. We see bulldozers on your 11-acre-plot near surf hot spot Paje in […]
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May 21, 2020
4 Min Read

The Future of Living in Africa

Megacities, a huge demand for living space coupled with a shocking lack of urban planning: How will living and housing unfold in the years to come in Zanzibar, Tanzania and Africa as a whole? FUMBA TIMES speaks exclusively to banking and real estate expert Heri Bomani in Dar es Salaam.  Mr. Bomani, how do you […]
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May 20, 2020
2 Min Read

Up In The Air

Nowhere are the two sides of ‘holiday hotspot Zanzibar’ more tangible than in Nungwi - a crumbling fishing village surrounded by five-star-hotels. Still: Nungwi is fun, beaches are superb and there is talk of even an airport coming up.  Largely spared by the huge tidal differences typical for the East Coast, Zanzibar’s most northern tip, […]
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May 20, 2020
2 Min Read

The Meaning Of Ramadan

Often visitors to Zanzibar wonder if Ramadan (also: Ramadhan), the holiest time of the year for Muslims around the world, is the right time to visit the island. Holidaymakers need not worry: While it is true, that the mood during this time somewhat changes to a more quiet and meditative state, everyone’s welcome to join […]
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May 15, 2020
3 Min Read

Stylish start for your home

By Andrea Tapper  It’s simply called  ‘The Green Room” and located at Slipway in Dar es Salaam. But the creative deco heaven is nothing short of an upmarket “Mini-IKEA” in Africa.  Founder and owner Elmarie van Heerden, a native South African, would probably strongly reject that definition. And truly, her fine and trendy furniture repertoire […]
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May 15, 2020
2 Min Read

Test the green life

Ready to move? The spectrum of rental space in Zanzibar increased substantially overnight with the new satellite town of Fumba opening up. Immaculate living spaces embedded in well-kept tropical gardens, clean water from the tap. High-speed glass fibre internet, top-notch safety for you and your family. Zanzibar, notoriously short of decent apartments and houses - […]
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May 15, 2020
3 Min Read

Dress to Impress

Before black, there was colour. At least that’s what cultural expert Faridi Hamid says about buibuis.  Colourful scarfs called kitambi, in thick, intricately woven material, were worn by Swahili women (and men) long before the Portuguese arrived at the shores of Zanzibar in 1503”, Zanzibari historian Faridi Hamid says. Writing about traditional dresses, no matter […]
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