Why Coastal Countries Should Adopt the Blue Economy Strategy

Around 40% of the global population lives along with coastal areas, of which a significant proportion rely on ocean resources for their livelihoods and business. The sector is estimated to contribute USD 2.5 trillion annually to the global output but its contribution to individual economies varies widely. For example, ocean-based activities contribute around 4.1% of […]

New efforts to revive cricket in Zanzibar

  Three decades back, there was a lot of furore about efforts and dedication in Zanzibar to revive cricket, once a popular sport in the islands, which was dying a slow death. Many people, young and old, of all ethnic groups, used to play cricket on the islands and there were several school teams and […]

Overcoming emerging blue economy obstacles

The Indian Ocean islands of Zanzibar have great opportunity to benefit from the development of the blue economy which includes clean water, marine fishing, transport and tourism. At the same time, the ocean surrounding the islands absorbs large amounts of carbon dioxide, a major source that regulates global warming. The ocean is also a source […]

The Bububu: Third African Railway Build in Zanzibar

  In my journey to search for correct information on the history and tourism in Zanzibar, I met with some unique on the history if this Indian Ocean Islands; the Bububu Railway. It was the first railway in East Africa and third in the African continent behind the Egyptian and South African railways. In 1904 […]

Zanzibar Born Abdulrazak Gurnah Nobel Prize Ready to Work with Zanzibar on International Book Fair

The 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature, Professor Abdulrazak Gurnah(with casual black suit) back to Motherland Country and arrives at the Abeid Amani Karume International Airport and accompanied by Minister of Tourism and Antiques, honorable Simai Muhammed(with white shirt). On December 7th, when Abdulrazak Gurnah accepted the Nobel Prize in Literature at the Swedish Embassy in […]

Global Beauty of Zanzibar Butterfly

  The Zanzibar Butterfly Centre is the largest butterfly enclosure in East Africa.  The tour can take 30 – 40 minutes where you can inspect the tiny butterfly eggs, touch and hold the hungry caterpillars and watch them nibble away at the leaves. Admire the beauty of the butterfly pupae before witnessing the butterflies hatching […]

Zanzibar Game Sports Deep Fishing

Zanzibar Fishing was the first professional big game fishing operation on Zanzibar. Founded in 1998 by experienced fishermen and Zanzibar Watersports Managing director Chris Goodwin the company soon grew and now operates three boats. Zanzibar Fishing closely follows all International Game Fishing Association (IGFA) rules and recommendations. We actively encourage catch and release fishing unless […]

Eco – Tourism in Tanzania

  Did you know? The highest and lowest points of the African continent can both be found in Tanzania. It is a well-known fact that Mt Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in Africa at 5,895 m. But few people are aware that the lowest point in Africa can be found at the bottom of Lake […]

7 Best BEACHES In Zanzibar You Must Visit

TOURISM: JAMBIAN BEACH If you are more the authentic side of Zanzibar, Jambiani Beach is the place for you. This beach is significantly less touristy than some of the other beaches, making it somewhat of a hidden gem. Tourists who do venture here boast that it is one of the best places to visit in […]

Women Having Golden Opportunity in Zanzibar BLUE ECONOMY

ECONOMY: In the past, it was strange to see women do tough jobs like men in Zanzibar. Women were mainly engaged in what we call soft jobs like teaching and nursing in hospitals. Also, many women were house wives who looked after children, decorating henna and waiting to entertain their husbands. However, women in Europe […]