Unique cuisine at Zanzibar’s scenic Forodhani Gardens

It is early evening at the Forodhani Gardens and the gentle breeze blowing from the Indian Ocean provides for a relaxing atmosphere, but for 25-year-old Nuhu Halfan Hamisi, it is another night of work. He had spent the whole day preparing food, which he has now laid out on a stand ready for hungry clients.…

Visit to Zanzibar’s Forodhani Gardens

Zanzibar: an urban idyll? Guardian Weekly reader Dolar Vasani describes a visit to Zanzibar’s Forodhani Gardens – a seafront sanctuary filled with walkways, benches and food stalls Zanzibar is hot and sticky. It is the prelude to the long rains. In the evenings, I find myself looking to escape the stuffiness of my hotel room.…

Stone Town Zanzibar

Part of what makes this site so captivating, is that it links the natural environment with the built environment, the Divine Creation, on the one hand with human creativity on the other. Here endless seascapes humble us in the face of the eternal and unknowable – while a splendid cityscape expresses the confident accomplishments of…

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Inauguration of the Revitalized Forodhani Park, Stone Town, Zanzibar

30 July 2009 Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim His Excellency President Karume and Mrs. Karume Honourable Deputy Chief Minister of Zanzibar Honourable Chief Justice Honourable Minister Mansour Himid, and I thank you for your very kind words Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen It is a distinct pleasure for me to be part of this great occasion – in…

Aga Khan pledges support for Zanzibar | The Citizen

By Costantine Sebastian, Zanzibar – His Highness the Aga Khan yesterday assured Zanzibar of continued support in undertaking development projects, including setting up a microfinance scheme that will provide loans amounting to more than Sh1 billion. Speaking during the opening of the refurbished Forodhani Park, the Aga Khan said the initiative would offer about 1,000…

His Highness the Aga Khan visits Mombasa Academy | Coastweek

Coastweek H.H. Aga Khan ends week long visit in Kenya to review progress of the AKDN projects Exclusive photographs courtesy Ejaz Karmali in Mombasa and Aziz Islamshah in Nairobi Coastweek — His Highness the Aga Khan, accompanied by his daughter Princess Zahra, ended a week-long visit to Kenya to view progress on various projects of…

AKDN: US$ 2.4 million Revitalisation of Forodhani Park in Zanzibar’s Historic Stone Town Completed

Zanzibar, 29 July 2009 – The US$ 2.4 million restoration of Forodhani Park in Zanzibar’s Historic Stone Town has been completed by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC). Please also see the Brief: Stone Town Seafront Rehabilitation: Forodhani Park The revitalisation project has transformed the heavily used park – one of the last open…

Forodhani Park restoration completed

By Bethuel Kinyori / The Citizen Tanzania The restoration of Forodhani Park in Zanzibar’s historic stone town has been completed, thanks to a $2.4 million (over Sh3 billion) funding by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC). The popular outing place, one of the attractive features in the Isles will be inaugurated later this month.…

Aga Khan Trust to rehab Forodhani Park in Zanzibar’s historical Stone Town – sets aside 3bn

From IPP Media The Aga Khan Trust for Culture will spend 2.6b/- for the rehabilitation of Forodhani park in Zanzibar�s historical Stone Town. The revitalisation project will upgrade social and recreational amenities, including walkways, improvement to the park`s landscaping, lighting, sewerage, drainage and civic amenities. Speaking yesterday at the project`s launching ceremony held here, Zanzibar…