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May 6, 2021
1 Min. Read

Two sides of a coin

Episodes from planet Fumba Narrated by the very people who live and work there I learned something new today. I was walking around the Kwetu Kwenu Farmer’s Market when I saw a table that was selling coins that could be worn as jewelry. I had been in the search for a nice neck piece. They […]
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May 6, 2021
3 Min. Read

Support our children!

Welcome little ones! First kids have enrolled at the Silverleaf Academy nursery and pre-primary in Fumba - and you can help them. When I visit the school, eight kids between two and six years old are happily munching chips and mayai on the front porch of the white six-room town house turned learning facility. “Routines […]
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April 27, 2021
3 Min. Read

Guest Comment - from Moscow with love

When I first heard about Zanzibar from work contacts I never thought I would get here. But when, after months of quarantine, the Russian government opened borders in August for just two destinations, Tanzania and Turkey, I knew what to do. Having visited Turkey, I decided to venture to Africa for the first time. I […]
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April 19, 2021
2 Min. Read

Modern homes to grow with the family

Private rooftops and superb views Vizazi means generation in Swahili. And made for multi-generational living are the new Vizazi homes now on sale in Fumba Town. The Vizazi homes will add to the variety of houses and apartments already available in Fumba Town, the seaside property just a 20-minute car drive outside the capital Zanzibar […]
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March 31, 2021
3 Min. Read

Two Fumbas - One Idea

Find out all about new exciting seaside developments just outside Zanzibar city It’s all happening on the Fumba peninsula: Two major real estate developments creating modern living space with holiday flats and permanent family homes near the overcrowded capital. By ANDREA TAPPER Both aspiring seaside communities, started in 2015/16, fascinate locals as well as a […]
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October 8, 2020
4 Min. Read

A Doc Between Village and VIP

How does a doctor work in Zanzibar? Making sure Fumba Town is in safe medical hands and reaching out to patients all over the island, we followed Fumba Town’s resident physician around for one day.  8am, the Urban Care clinic will open soon but Dr. Jenny Bouraima has been up for almost three hours. “Such […]
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October 8, 2020
3 Min. Read

The Sound of Zanzibar

It’s late glory for the ladies: Siti Muharam, great granddaughter of much-loved taarab legend Siti Binti Saad, has re-recorded her granny’s evergreens. Critics praised the album as “one of the best of 2020”.  For us, executive producer PETE BUCKENHAM recalls how it all happened.  What a great international triumph for Zanzibar’s cultural world! Siti Binti […]
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October 8, 2020
3 Min. Read

Wood Magic in Zanzibar

Wood has many talents. The feel-good effect of the natural material is without doubt. But recently the aspect of sustainability has come to the fore. Properly managed, wood is a fully renewable resource. “Wood seems to be the construction material of the future”, says Tobias Dietzold, one of the chief developers of Fumba Town, the […]
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