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. He is among many other food vendors who owe their … Continue reading Unique cuisine at Zanzibar’s scenic Forodhani Gardens

BBC World’s “Heritage Heroes” Series Featured Aga Khan Trust for Culture

Aired on BBC World 3 July @ 0130, 0830 GMT and 4 July @ 1430, 2030 GMT
[For broadcast times in your time zone look up http://www.bbcworldnews.com%5D For more information, please see the Heritage Heroes website. From the Heritage Heroes Website: “Zanzibar’s Forodhani Park was shabby and decrepit until the Aga Khan Trust for Culture decided to restore it to its former condition. The project was … Continue reading BBC World’s “Heritage Heroes” Series Featured Aga Khan Trust for Culture

BBC’s Heritage Heroes Video is now up

Zanzibar, Tanzania – Hero: The Aga Khan Trust for Culture Zanzibar’s Forodhani Park was shabby and decrepit until the Aga Khan Trust for Culture decided to restore it to its former condition. http://www.heritageheroes.org/series/series1/zanzibar-norway-china/viewfull Related: http://www.theismaili.org Aga Khan Trust for Culture Continue reading BBC’s Heritage Heroes Video is now up

Tanzania: is Zanzibar an urban idyll? | Guardian Weekly

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. Within a short walk, past the madrasa, are the Forodhani Gardens, a seafront sanctuary … Continue reading Tanzania: is Zanzibar an urban idyll? | Guardian Weekly

A tour of the famous Zanzibar Island | The Standard

Forodhani Park Even when it has rained, the heat can still be unbearable. Considering the huge number of airplanes on the tarmac, it is easy to conclude that many tourists love to visit this beautiful coast. Various air charter companies ferry tourists to Zanzibar in all manner of aircraft from the smallest that carry just four people to the largest accommodating more than 50 passengers. … Continue reading A tour of the famous Zanzibar Island | The Standard

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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. Within a short walk, past the madrasa, are the Forodhani … Continue reading Visit to Zanzibar’s Forodhani Gardens

The East African – Development is a walk in the park…

By FRED OLUOCH Posted Monday, August 10 2009 at 00:00 Sandwiched between the historic Stone Town and the Indian Ocean, Forodhani Park in Zanzibar is an excellent blend of old and new. The park was rehabilitated recently by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture at a cost of $2.4 million. It is now a good blend of modernity and history. The success is hinged on … Continue reading The East African – Development is a walk in the park…

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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 particular historic moments. It is not surprising that the waterfront … Continue reading Stone Town Zanzibar

Forodhani Park shines again, after $2m facelift

By MIKE MANDE and FRED OLUOCH – Monday, August 3 2009 – After 18 months of painstaking work, the Forodhani Park in Zanzibar was finally opened to the public on Thursday. Rehabilitated by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) at a cost of $2.2 million, the park was officially opened by Zanzibari President Amani Abeid Karume in a function that was also attended by … Continue reading Forodhani Park shines again, after $2m facelift