Karibu Zanzibar


There’s no place on earth like Zanzibar. Our two unique islands offer distinct experiences that will entice any traveler.We warmly invite you to explore our islands

                    and discover your ideal travel experience. We invite you to get the most out of your vacation with the Zanzibar's official tourism website. 




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.