The House of Tippu Tip in Zanzibar

  The great carved doors which open this house are shangani’s most infamous. Born in Zanzibar in 1837, Hamad bin Muhammad bin Juma bin Rajab bin Muhammad bin Said El Marjeb was more commonly known as Tippu Tip, which translates to “the gatherer together of wealth”. According to him, he was given the nickname Tippu […]