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Sauti za Busara: Music Festival Zanzibar 

Introduction

'Sauta za Busara' means 'Sounds of Wisdom' in the Swahili language, and is a music festival that is held every year in February on the Island of Zanzibar, just off the coast of Tanzania. It is centred in the 'Old Fort', an old Portugese fort in the historical city center of Stone Town. Sauti za Busara is one of the largest music festivals in East Africa, with several hundreds of artists participating each year. It showcases a diverse and dynamic programme of exclusively African music - 100% live - and has over the years provided a valuable stage for local Swahili talent.

We have been frequent visitors of the festival in the past, and in 2019 we will organize a tour to Zanzibar to visit the festival and explore the tropical island itself. The tour will be led by sister Askale, a Rastafari Empress, and local tour leaders. The tour starts in Stone Town, the historical city center of Zanzibar city, where the festival takes place and where we will spend a few days. Next to visiting the festival we will make day trips and excursions like a historical city tour, a spice tour, a snorkelling trip, and we will meet local people and their communities. After the festival we will travel to the east and the north of the island where we spend some time at beautiful beaches.  

Prior to the trip to Zanzibar, we offer a safari on the mainland of Tanzania. These two trips are perfectly combined. For more information about the Safari tour, click here.

 

Tour leaders

 

Askale Selassie

Sister Askale Selassie is an iconic member of the international Rastafari community. She was born in Jamaica, but repatriated to Africa many years ago. She is the founder of the Empress Menen Foundation, and her mission is to teach people about the spirituality and livity of the Rastafari movement. Whole Africa is her home, and on this journey she will provide the group with background information and inspiration from the Rastafari perspective. 

Abdallah Omary

Abdallah is born and raised on Zanzibar where he works as a sign language interpreter. He started to work with Brother Joshua many years ago, when he came to Zanzibar to work with the local Deaf community. Later on, he studied tourism, and to expand his opportunities and that of the local Deaf community Abdullah started to work as a tour guide. He will be responsible for all local arrangements. He knows Zanzibar like the back of his hand, you will be in good hands with him. 

 

 

 

11 days Zanzibar tour: €989 per person*

19 days Safari tour + Zanzibar: € 2589 per person*

                                                

*Based on two people sharing, with reservation of availability and price changes. For prices in other currencies please contact us. Excludes international plane ticket

 

5 % discount for people who book before 1 September 2019