Tanzania & Zanzibar Islands

Discussion in 'Food & Travel' started by Own Goal Hat-Trick, May 28, 2006.

  1. Own Goal Hat-Trick

    Jul 28, 1999
    Anyone been before? Tips or recommendations? Would Pembaa be a better idea than Zanzibar itself?
  2. Thomas Flannigan

    Feb 26, 2001
    I have been to Tanzania twice and Zanzibar once. Zanzibar is a wonderful place, especially the Stone Town, a medieval stone village still used as the commercial center. Evidently Zanzibar is getting lots of tourists these days. Pemba has fewer hotels and no Stone Town. I imagine it would be sleepy and nice.
    Tanzania's economy was ruined by an experiment with "Ujamaa Socialism" and has not recovered. Das Es Salaam is a dump, but safer than Nairobi. The Tanzam Railway, built by the Chinese, would be an unusual trip. It goes through the Selous Game Reserve which is larger than new Jersey.

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