Tourism bounces back

Tourism in Zanzibar, badly affected in the past eight months following the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic, is slowly returning to normal at an impressive pace. Many hotels which were closed for longtime have reopened while others are finalizing arrangements to do so. Occupancy rates are inching back up and most of the hoteliers and tour operators interviewed by the […]

Uncertain future for seaweed farmers as Covid-19 cuts production

Entangled by the triple impact of climate change, low price and now the Covid-19 outbreak, Zanzibar’s seaweed farming is in crisis after global lockdown measures curtailed local production and exports to international markets. Shipments of seaweed to the Asia and Europe markets which accounted for more than 17.8 percent of exports from Zanzibar in 2020 […]

Zanzibar to build second tallest skyscraper in Africa

The Zanzibar Revolutionary Government has approved a mega joint venture tourism investment project for the construction of a 70 storey commercial tower off the banks of the Old Stone Town. The project which is worth Sh3.1 trillion, nearly twice of this year’s Zanzibar budget of Sh1.82 trillion. The building, the Zanzibar Domino Commercial Tower, will […]