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Mwaka Kogwa, Makunduchi, Zanzibar


Makunduchi is the birthplace of Kiswahili and still very much a place of tradition

Top 10 tips for Ramadan in Zanzibar

Zanzibar 'kofia' - hats traditionally worn by the men

Ramadan is a holy month for Muslims, and falls during high season this year - so how can travellers experience the best of this month?

Top 10 scandalous Swahili slip-ups

Communication breakdowns

If you are easily offended, look away - but this is the definitive guide to avoiding the worst Swahili language blunders

Local Hero: Farid Hamid

Farid Hamid of FAZACH
An activist with a passion for the restoration of his culture and heritage, Farid Hamid has a mission to get Swahili hands dirty and clean up the island

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