We work close to the community and offer the locally run alternatives and food when possible. This means that the money our guests spend on Zanzibar goes back to the people- not to some big Western company. We want our guests and Zanzibaris to meet and gain new friendships with a greater understanding and new experiences as a result.
The baobab forest at the Makunduchi light house For years we wanted to discover the area around the light house in Makunduchi- at the very Southern tip of Zanzibar. We thought it would be deserted – but found lots.
Sizzling and atmospheric Situated opposite each other across the sea, Zanzibar and Bagamoyo has similarities yet the atmosphere is totally different from each other. In both places you can feel the winds of history in the pebbled streets and people are as amiable. Bagamoyo is sleepier and smaller, less people, less busy. But it is wakening […]
The Usambaras- an absolute highlight The Usambara’s are one of Tanzanian’s absolute highlights. Just returned from a 3 days discovery tour and I already start thinking of when I can go back! The mountains represent one of the highest degrees of biodiversity on the continent. With breathtaking landscape, vivid villages, talkative people and absolutely spectacular […]
In touch with the spirits Sunday and time for some new discoveries. In Jambiani there is a huge voodoo cave in the middle of the bush forest. The trip there is quite pleasant as the path passes through the farming area. Well it is not as you usually picture a farming area as it is […]
The West Coast of Zanzibar and Mangrove Lodge The West Coast of Zanzibar is another story from the East Coast. Another marvelous story. The beaches are not the classic “white sanded-palm fringed-turquoise-exotic- paradise” ones but has another charm with its rocks and mangrove trees – as around Mangrove Lodge. It resembles of Greece actually- and […]
To travel is to experience the local raw food material, spices and coziest restaurants. Zanzibar has a lot to offer in terms of food inspired by Africa, Persia and India. Tuna, Red Snapper, Kingfish, lobster and other treasures from the Indian Ocean are ubiquitous. The spices from this spice island are fresh and bursting of […]
Snorkeling Zanzibar is great. The other day honeymoon couple Fredrik and Therese took a traditional wood boat 20 minutes west to discover the corals and fishes around Bawe sandbank and Bawe island. This is one of Zanzibar’s best snorkel sites with intact, colorful coral just a meter below the you at low tide. Fish in various sizes […]
We went on a lush and green discovery tour in the Spice Farm area to find new real adventures to offer our guests and friends. What a day! Living here we have seen the most but this area is stunning! We took our bikes on the local bus, dala dala, and reached Kianga from where […]