Karibu Zanzibar


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Zanzibar Commission for Tourism in collaboration with Rafiki Network kindly invite you to the 3rd Pemba Tourisport Bonanza (PTSB) that will be held at Gombani in Pemba from 28th July - 05th August, 2019


Zanzibar Commission for Tourism in collaboration with Rafiki Network is honored to welcome donors, partners and sponsors to the third Pemba Toursiport Bonanza, a celebration of Pemba Island with Tourism for all, Sports, Music, Culture, Arts, Crafts, Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

We have built on the success of the 2017 and the great and memorable 2018 Tourisport Bonanza and now return with a full 9 days of events expected to involve local and international participants.

This year, 2019 we will include the firm favorites from our previous two Bonanzas, including traditional bullfighting accompanied by a sendoff of donkey parade, double outrigger race, marathon, all Pemba traditional dance show, swimming competition and the bicycle race that makes the most of the island’s rolling hills, and the thrilling dhow race that drew a crowd of 9000+ on the final day of the festivities in the last two years’ bonanzas.

This year, we are delighted to also be trialing new events such as a traditional outdoor cooking party locally known as “kijungu nje” for girls at Kangagani village; donkey racing; school students talents, creativity and innovation show; the Kojani Island sailing and kayaking Festival; the Tumbe canoe race festival; the Nasheed and Duffu competition; a month-long football tournament with the final to be held at Gombani Stadium; and Pemba’s first ever opening Carnival to be held in Wete town.

As well as the carefully curated planned events, we look forward to enjoying the spontaneous activities that sprung up around the schedule, such as the bicycle race road shows from around main roads of Pemba island ahead of race day, where cyclist get an opportunity to exercise, familiarize with the routes and help publicizing the event to the locals and boys roller skating show on trial for the first time this year.

The collaboration between traditional artists, musicians and athletes promises to deliver an unforgettable experience and unique celebration of Swahili culture.

This is Pemba’s popular festival- help to bring the island alive with your support and prepare to enjoy the liveliest social event in the calendar, never to be missed out!




Sauti za Busara festival 2019 will be coming , aka the friendliest festival on the planet!  
2019 Stone Town, Zanzibar,  7 -  10 February  2019. 100% live! Sauti za Busara " One of Africa's best loved music festivals

Leave your jackets and socks at home. www.busaramusic.org

Sauti za Busara brings people together to celebrate African music under African skies.
The 2018 edition will rock the walls of Stone Town with 46 shows on three stages:



United in Music: 400 artists,46 shows, three stages: Old Fort & Forodhani Gardens
Carnival Parade: All welcome to join the festival kick off: Kisonge, Michenzani
Movers & Shakers: Networking for local and visiting music industry professionals
Swahili Encounters: Local and visiting musicians meet, exchange and collaborate
After-Party: Festival vibes continue with African DJs at a fabulous beach location, tbc
Busara Xtra:  Festival Fringe activities: across the island


Festival location

(See Google view.) The main festival venue is at the Old Fort, on the waterfront of historic Stone Town.

This World Heritage Site is part of Zanzibar Town. Most places are within easy walking distance



We recommend that visitors to the festival stay in or near Stone Town on the nights of 8 - 11 February 2018 (Thu – Sun). Please make arrangements as soon as possible, as most hotels are booked well in advance.


·         Safety & security

Zanzibar is a peaceful location inhabited by peaceful people. However, it is in the best interest of all visitors to "wise-up" on a few simple "dos and don'ts".

Please avoid walking around with more valuables than you need, especially late at night, or on the beaches.

Please be mindful that what may be quite "normal" behaviour or dress-code in some cultures may invite attention or cause offence in others.


ZIFF is an annual film festival held in ZanzibarTanzania. It has been described as the largest cultural event in East Africa.

 Every year ZIFF has a theme, with the theme for ZIFF 2018 being SPEAK UP AND BE HEARD!  In Swahili Language means   SEMA USIKIKE 

The annual multi disciplinary arts and cultural festival is ZIFF’s major activity; the festival is an all-arts affair, with 8 days of local and international discussion panels, workshops, 10 days of screenings of the best local and international cinema and evenings of musical concerts including a Gala each evening. All festival programs are a culmination of the realization of the capacity of film to fuse together the best of each art-form, offering a wide range of Entertainment, Educating and Networking options for world audiences. The festival is arguably the largest multi disciplinary art and cultural festival in Africa, and continues to lead as a tourist attraction event in the region. For more detailed information visit. http://www.ziff.or.tz


For the  second time it will be held in Zanzibar on 26TH  - 28TH SEPTEMBER 2019.

Zanzibar is proud to announce the second tourism show which will take place on September , 2019. 

Venue will be at Hotel Verde  in Zanzibar

It is an ultimate business event for the domestic and international tourism industry. The Zanzibar Tourism Show is like no other event as it plays host in many destinations, venues and attraction dedicated exclusively to Zanzibar, Tanzania and African markets.

For more information visit www.zanzibartourismshow.com