Discover Permaculture in Zanzibar-Tanzania Video
On the famous Spice Island of Zanzibar a team is using permaculture’s philosophy and principles of design to develop a property, as well as a community, on the coral rag landscape only ten minutes from the Indian Ocean.
In 2015, Franko “Green” Goehse and Michael Nickels met, discussed, lunched and shook hands. Thus, the plan for the Practical Permaculture of Zanzibar is born.
At the present, the institute stands as product of concerted efforts, hard work, muddy working clothes and big helpings of ugali (local polenta) and a desire to do something for the environment and the people of Zanzibar.
The Practical Permaculture Institute of Zanzibar is an educational/demonstration site, located just 25 minutes away from the heart of historic Stonetown. It occupies 5 acres of land where permaculture features were created. From an organic vegetable garden, grey water management system, composting toilets, food forests, rocket stoves, solar power, nursery had been carefully designed and implemented.
Our purpose is to train as many locals starting with primary school teachers, women`s groups, youths and farmers where they can come and gain the knowledge necessary in permaculture to build and maintain a happy, healthy way of life centered around nature and all she has to offer and what we can offer in return. Learning permaculture will give them the tools for self-sufficiency, future food security, environmental recovery and regeneration and a sustainable livelihood.
Zanzibar is one of the Indian Ocean islands. It is situated on the Swahili Coast, adjacent to Tanganyika (mainland Tanzania). Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous archipelago off the coast of Tanzania in East Africa. It is composed of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, many small islands and two large ones: Unguja and Pemba.
The capital is Zanzibar City located on the island of Unguja. Its historic center is Stone Town which is a World Heritage Site.
In Things to Do in Zanzibar-Tanzania Video, you will see coconut trees which thrive in sandy soils on coasts around the islands of Zanzibar and you can also observe how men climb the palms to collect fresh coconuts and what they do with coconuts.
Highlights of Permaculture in Zanzibar-Tanzania Video
- You can find the Zanzibar red colobus with different coat patterns, the Zanzibar leopard, Zanzibar servaline genet.
- Forested areas such as Jozani are inhabited by the Red Colobus Monkeys, bush-pigs, small antelopes, civets and the elusive leopard. Various species of mongoose can also be found on the island. There is a wide variety of birdlife and a large number of butterflies in rural areas.
- Pemba is separated from Unguja island and the African continent by deep channels and is home to the Pemba flying fox.
- Zanzibar’s most famous event is the Zanzibar International Film Festival in July of every year with showcases of the Swahili Coast arts scene, including Zanzibar’s favorite music, Taarab.
- Important architectural features in Stone Town are the Livingstone house, The Old dispensary of Zanzibar, the Guliani Bridge, Ngome kongwe and the House of Wonders.
- The longest settlement houses known as Michenzani flats are the interesting culture places to visit.
- There are a number of historically important buildings in Stone Town, like The House of Wonders,The Arab Fort and The market in Stone Town.
- The inner city of Stone Town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a most unique city with blending Moorish, Middle Eastern, Indian, and African traditions and architectures.
Activities of Permaculture in Zanzibar-Tanzania Video
- Deep Sea Fishing with hooked in Nungwi in the North Coast.
- Kitesurf at the Ras Nungwi beach, Kendwa beach and Matemwe kite beach.
- Zanzibar Cycling Adventures takes you to some of the islands hidden treasures, offering cycling tours around the Northern region of Zanzibar.
- Do not miss out on one of the best dives in East Africa with Spanish Dancer Divers to the famous Mnemba Atoll Marine Park for divers and snorkelers.
- Kendwa Beach is on the North Western coast is beautiful. Here you can swim during low and high tide, which is not always possible on the East side of the island.
- Kendwa offers lots of beach bars and restaurants serving everything from pizza to local curries.
- Kendwa Beach is also known for the Full Moon Party.
- Kendwa Village Tour is offered by a local NGO that runs Kendwa Community Tours & Saffaris.
- Visit one of the spice farms where you can see how anise, pepper, cloves etc. grow; you can sample some of the exotic fruit grown on the island.
- Tours are available for Seaweed Center showing the life of seaweed women, the work and the value added activities.
- Surfing on the Southeast Coast offers a variety of surf spots for different level surfers and guaranteed uncrowded surf in crystal clear warm waters with a consistent waist high wave for beginners and shoulder to head high wave for advanced.
Cities of Permaculture in Zanzibar-Tanzania Video
- Stone Town – the vibrant and enchanting capital
- Nungwi is at the northern tip of the island and is very popular in tourist season.
- Paje is the liveliest village on the South East coast known for excellent kiteboarding conditions. It has great diving, a stunning beach and excellent restaurants.
- Jambiani is a small fishing village on the southeast coast with lots of small guesthouses and hotels.
- Michamvi is the remotest village on the South East coast known for great sunset beach and the coolest bar on Zanzibar, Kae Beach.
- Makunduchi is at the south east tip of the island and is famous for the “Mwaka Kogwa” festival which happens in July.
- Kizimkazi is a small fishing village famous for the Dolphin tours. The most antic mosque in Africa is to be found in Kizimkazi Dimbani.
Transportation of Permaculture in Zanzibar-Tanzania Video
- Zanzibar has roads of which most of them are tarmacked or semi-tarmacked. The remainders are earth roads, which are rehabilitated annually to make them passable throughout the year.
- There is no government-owned public transportation in Zanzibar. The privately owned Daladala is the only kind of public transportation and is the cheapest way to get around on the island.
- There are five ports in the islands of Unguja and Pemba, all operated and developed by the Zanzibar Ports Corporation.
- Zanzibar International Airport is the main airport to handle large passenger planes.
- Make sure you chose a car rental company with excellent reviews.
Permaculture in Zanzibar-Tanzania Video are the ultimate Indian Ocean experience with its fascinating historical Stone Town and magnificent beaches.