3 Fumba Kitchen Bestseller Recipes
Some like it hot, some African traditional, others with a touch of Asia. These three recipes are the bestsellers in Fumba Town’s first kiosk restaurant which has been serving the community since 2018. Paulina Mayala, 28, born and raised in Zanzibar, is executive chef of the popular Kwetu Kwenu – Swahili for “my place is […]
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All roads leading to Fumba
Fumba Town is getting two top-notch public roads and public water access, all to be completed this year. Finally, two brand new tarmac roads will connect Fumba Town to the rest of the world. The roadwork is in the making and expected to be completed within weeks latest by November according to the contractor. The […]
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Going Nuts About Cashews Fahad Awadh succeeds with first modern cashew factory in Zanzibar By staff writer Ever wondered why Tanzania is among the biggest cashews growers in the world but rarely exports the finished product? Here comes the answer – and the change. First we get lost looking for mighty Fahad Awadh and his […]
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Hello, Silicon Zanzibar!
Government acts to bring tech firms here - major breakthrough for Zanzibar. What do dukas (Swahili for shops) and the African tech revolution have in common? A lot, if you ask the Zanzibar government and Wasoko, the continent’s fastest growing company, which has just moved its base to Fumba Town. The Zanzibar government is set to make […]
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Beach Life in Fumba Town
First seaside restaurant opening – fun for the whole family With quite some structural finesse the first seaside restaurant in Fumba Town is opening - complete with a sun deck, pizza oven, premium steaks and even sea access. Enjoying sunsets only in Stone Town and Kendwa? Think twice. A long awaited new attraction in Fumba […]
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“From Amsterdam, straight to Fumba”
With 14 suitcases the Van Bemmel family arrived in Fumba Town straight from the Netherlands, ready to start a new life. Some homeowners buy for investment, others to rent out, you have come to stay? Petra and Frank Van Bemmel: That’s right. We have no return ticket. Why Zanzibar, why Fumba Town? We stayed in […]
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The Pavilion is now open!
The Pavilion commercial centre located in Zanzibar Fumba Town is now open for business. The first commercial centre in Fumba Town, The Pavilion, was opened on Tuesday, 30th of August 2022. Speaking on this, the CEO of CPS, Sebastian Dietzold, said, "The Pavilion will be the first commercial centre for the fast-growing community in Fumba […]
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Just Discovered – Blue Oyster Hotel In Jambiani
It’s not the label, which makes you green but the content. This certainly applies to the Blue Oyster Hotel, a family-run, popular hideout with 18 rooms in Jambiani. The hotel, opened in 1999, can pride itself of being the very first in Zanzibar to receive the “Responsible Tourism Tanzania Certification” (RTTZ) at the highest, so-called […]
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Ahhhh – fresh drinking water!
Together Greener – Bernadette Kirsch shares smart ideas for an eco-friendly lifestyle Clay pots are the clue to clean water for your home. How to make your own fresh water in Zanzibar at almost zero costs, explains our green expert Bernadette Kirsch, Fumba Town’s head of permaculture. Water is an issue in many ways: pollution, […]
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Let’s go outside!
Latest trends in outdoor furniture - also made in Tanzania Smarten up your outdoor space – the latest furniture and deco ideas here. The new darling is dining al fresco. Dining, lounging, sun bathing: creating a beach & country feeling on your terrace, in the backyard or your garden not only adds space but a […]
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“Peter, Do You Hear The Music?”
President stars in "Royal Tour" documentary film Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan showed guts, courage and acting talent as safari guide for her country. The White House in Washington, Guggenheim Museum in New York and Youtube rolled out the red carpet for “Mama Samia'' playing the leading role in a one-hour tourism documentary about Tanzania […]
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"We are happy residents now"
Fumba’s newest residents are quite famous here: they are the founding couple and directors of Fumba Town. How it is to live in your own project, we asked Katrin Dietzold. We see, you like reading? Oh yes, I’m a real bookworm. I finish about three books per month; the last was “Lost paradise” by Abdulrazak […]
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Minister of Water, Energy and Minerals visits Fumba Town Project
On the 13th of July 2022, The Minister of Water, Energy and Minerals, Zanzibar, Honorable Shaib H. Kaduara, paid a visit to Fumba Town, a project developed by CPS Zanzibar. Mr Tobias Dietzold, Chief of Product CPS, hosted the Minister, and he had a chance to take the Hon. Kaduara on a site visit around […]
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Pretty Princess Pamunda
EXCLUSIVE: How Zanzibar will turn small islands into big-time holiday spots 19 small islands are to become prime luxury hideaways. THE FUMBA TIMES was given exclusive access to the amazing plans for the first of them, Pamunda A and B.  Meet Lukáš Šinogl, the new prince of – well, not Zamunda – but Pamunda. The […]
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COFEE FARM 3.0
Ultimate coffee experience at Utengule farm and lodge in Mbeya 1400 metre above sea level, where the air is cool and clean, we discovered absolute tranquillity, upcountry vibes, waterfalls and all we ever wanted to know about these brown beans of pleasure. Coffee, coffee, coffee as far as I can see.  Rows of perfectly trimmed […]
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Local Heroes, The junior captains of Fumba
Fumba can pride itself on some skillful youngsters building mini dhows, larger than a tiny toy but smaller than real boats. Their role models: village elders.  One can see them when the sun is about to go down. Young buys treading towards the sea, passing the new Pavilion shopping centre, crossing over to Fumba Town […]
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The Man with a Masterplan
Big overhaul at Zanzibar port is underway Cargo delayed for weeks or months, ships queuing in the sea, clients searching for their containers. Utter the word port and the majority of Zanzibari will just moan. “Not to worry, everything will change”, promises new deputy director of the port, Akif Khamis.  Where to start? When I […]
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Get ready for surf and soul - First-ever residential resort in Zanzibar opens 
The leisure complex The Soul on the East Coast offers a completely new spin on tourism on the island - and lots of fun for global nomads. Christo, the famous wrapping artist, would surely have loved it. A huge black fabric covering an entire block of new apartments dropped down with the precision of a […]
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Nyumba Mpya Kuanzia 30M TZS
Pole, we’d love to speak Swahili at this point: The  latest urban concept in Fumba Town goes as local as  can be to provide equitable housing at unrivalled prices. CheiChei was launched on the 21st of November at the Mao Zedong in Kikwajuni - Zanzibar. The event was attended by 1000+  guests including our guests of […]
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Our Forest, Our Future
What wood can do: 1 million jobs for Tanzania, super homes for Zanzibar Wood needs a lobby. Especially in Zanzibar and Tanzania. Katrin Dietzold travelled to Iringa and went deep into the forest to look for clues. Forest - everyone associates it with deep emotions. With flavours, freshness, sounds. I myself am an admirer of the forest. But this […]
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New Incentives For Property Buyers In Zanzibar
The government of Zanzibar through its body Zanzibar Investment Property Authority (ZIPA) has released incentives and benefits that are bound to make the climate more friendly for investments in property on the beautiful island of Zanzibar. These new incentives have been brought with the hopes of boosting Zanzibar  - and Tanzania as a whole’s economy. […]
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What to know about Real Estate in Zanzibar?
Nestled a few miles off the coast of Tanzania, the Zanzibar Archipelago is recognized among some of the best countries in terms of tourism and investment in the Indian Ocean today. Famous for its historical feel, booming flora and fauna, and abundance of resources, Zanzibar boasts a unique atmosphere where the modern and the authentic […]
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"Let’s Bring The Old Glory Back"
EXCLUSIVE Hon. Minister Mudrick Soraga speaks out on goodies for investors A fresh start, a young cabinet: 36-year-old Hon. Mudrik Ramadhan Soraga is one of the promising talents of Zanzibar’s new government elected in October. Frank and open-minded, the Minister of Labour, Economy and Investment spoke to THE FUMBA TIMES about the planned mega-port, business […]
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Modern Homes To Grow With The Family
Private rooftops and superb views Vizazi means generation in Swahili. And made for multi-generational living are the new Vizazi homes now on sale in Fumba Town. The Vizazi homes will add to the variety of houses and apartments already available in Fumba Town, the seaside property just a 20-minute car drive outside the capital Zanzibar […]
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Two Fumbas - One Idea
By ANDREA TAPPER Find out all about new exciting seaside developments just outside Zanzibar city It’s all happening on the Fumba peninsula: Two major real estate developments creating modern living space with holiday flats and permanent family homes near the overcrowded capital. Both aspiring seaside communities, started in 2015/16, fascinate locals as well as a […]
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