Sounds like an intro at an AA meeting 🙂 But no, I am not an alcoholic. I have though a let’s say infatuation, which is Zanzibar!
Born in Germany many moons ago, I emigrated to South Africa in the 80s and found my final destination in Zanzibar. After several holidays I moved here permanently in 2011. I am truly blessed to live on my little dream island and am enjoying every minute!
Yes, Zanzibar has the most beautiful powdery white sand beaches lined with coconut trees and the ever warm Indian Ocean with gentle waves (especially the east coast of Zanzibar is protected by a coral reef that keeps the big waves out and also sharks and any other undesirables). But the Zanzibaris make this island so very special: Zanzibaris smile with their eyes, genuinely, and welcome us foreigners with open arms and a hearty “Jambo” to their home – Zanzibar.
A while back I started a facebook page “Zanzibar Insider Buzz” with info, specials etc on Zanzibar, mainly for my friends and associates all over the world. It became very popular and I got so many requests for information that is not easily found on the usual (commercial) websites. I then began to write a document covering all sorts of topics on Zanzibar. That document very quickly became too big and I had to find another portal.
That’s how this homepage was born. Here you find information on the island from my perspective, based on my knowledge and experiences made as a Zanzibar resident of many years. I am equally humbled and excited that this blog was so far viewed 90,000 times. This is obviously work in progress and I keep on updating it. Any questions about anything I haven’t covered yet are most welcome.
For current specials or events that I know of please visit my facebook page “Zanzibar Insider Buzz”.
Please note that I cannot recommend places of accommodation. Zanzibar has now over 400 hotels, guest houses, hostels and so forth. Kindly consult Tripadvisor, booking.com etc and their latest reviews.
Happy reading and enjoy exploring Zanzibar.
Sunny greetings and Karibu sana!
This short video was sent to me by Matthias who spent a week on the island in April 2016. Thank you Matthias. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/nKKqEnejVGw
More videos of people who were here are on my facebook page.