24 hours in: Stone Town

24 hours in: Stone Town

The old quarter of Zanzibar city is a charming maze of narrow streets, gorgeous architecture, historic ruins, and spice stores and coffee shops. To make the most of a day in this part of the city, we asked our local Zanzibar tour guides where you should eat, what you should...

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From bean to brew in Tanzania’s coffee fields

From bean to brew in Tanzania’s coffee fields

Not all coffee can be treated equally. The avid caffeine lover knows that the right bean makes all the difference. And high in the hilltops outside the Tanzanian town of Arusha you can find some excellent beans. The village of Tengeru is a filter of green, but its gold appears...

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In photos: The spice of life in Zanzibar

In photos: The spice of life in Zanzibar

The Spice Island is sure to charm you, from the narrow streets of Stone Town to the spectacular sunsets of the coastal beaches. If a trip to Zanzibar is in your future plans, these photos will get you pumped up for your visit — and if you’re not planning to...

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Tips for your first trip to Zanzibar

Tips for your first trip to Zanzibar

An African island paradise sits off the east coast of Tanzania and draws in beach-goers and foodies alike. Zanzibar is an autonomous state of Tanzania, and contrary to popular belief, the state is not just the island of Zanzibar, but is actually an archipelago of various islands, with Unguja (Zanzibar)...

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Traveller stories: Pascaline in Zanzibar

Traveller stories: Pascaline in Zanzibar

Have you ever had the feeling of travelling to a new place and, even though you didn’t know any of its culture, language, or customs, you felt like you could call it your new home? Zanzibar was one of those places for me. I was rushing to end my breakfast...

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