Stone Town, at the crossroads between worlds

Stone Town, at the crossroads between worlds

They say that “in order to know a city, you first have to learn to get lost in it”. Stone Town, the “ville de Pierre” in the heart of Zanzibar City, was probably built to support that proverb. In the labyrinth of its alleys, we discover a...
Meeting the people of the Rift Valley

Meeting the people of the Rift Valley

2005. On the way to the Serengeti, I stumbled upon a group of Maasai along the road. I was intrigued by their slender silhouette, their beauty and colours. A few months later, I decided to spend a week in one of their villages. As the most famous tribe of East Africa,...
The last children of Sindbad

The last children of Sindbad

The dhow has been kept afloat. The voice of the muezzin echoes in the pale morning. Then, by an unspeakable enchantment, the beautiful Arabian sail unfolds under the stars. A long, long journey begins, to the mythical island of Zanzibar. We are in Mocimboa da Praia, a...
Time out in Dar es Salaam

Time out in Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam is Tanzania’s business hub and a major East African city. Tanzania’s major port city is generally regarded as a transit zone for tourists on their way to safari and Zanzibar holidays. Where to stay and what to do on your short stopover makes all the...
Serengeti, the land of endless plains

Serengeti, the land of endless plains

The Maasai called the plains of Serengeti National Park “the place where the land moves on forever”. And here, in undoubtedly the bestknown wildlife sanctuary in the world, you can witness the famous Serengeti annual migration, the greatest wildlife spectacle on...
Oyster Bay Hotel : Home sweet Home in Dar

Oyster Bay Hotel : Home sweet Home in Dar

Looking for that special place during your stopover in Dar es Salaam before your Safari or your return trip back home? Look no further…. The best address on the Dar peninsula is ‘Charlie’s Place’ – a former hospital and now the boutique Oyster Bay Hotel. With no...