Tanzania's Northern Safari Circuit includes some of the most famous and remarkable sights in the world, such as the annual Wildebeest Migration and the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater.
Zanzibar Music Festival - Sauti za Busara - February
Sauti za Busara means Sounds of Wisdom and is certainly growing into a music festival worthy of such a name. Held annually in Stone Town on the romantic island of Zanzibar, Sauti za Busara or Zanzibar Music Festival is a showcase for the best and most exciting of African music. The 2011 festival starts on the 9th of February. Originally focused on East African and Swahili music, the Zanzibar Music Festival now includes a range of international artists and musicians from West Africa, East Africa, Europe and more, brought together for a six-day extravaganza of world music and culture in a remarkably beautiful setting.
Artists are still to be confirmed.
Sauti za Busara is based within the Old Fort in Stone Town. The Old Fort was built around 1700 by the Omani Arabs, on the site of an old Portuguese church. It was used for years as a base from which to defend Stone Town from the invading Europeans, and eventually during the 19th century was used as a prison and place of execution! For a few years in the early 20th century the Old Fort was used as a depot for the railway, before its importance as a historical site was recognised and it was cleared out and given the recognition it deserves. Today the Old Fort is used as a cultural centre, hosting many Tanzanian drumming or dancing classes, films, music and dance events and much more. The crumbling stone battlements and crenellated towers provide incredibly atmospheric surroundings in which to hold a music festival. The lighting illuminates the ancient walls, and the sounds of African beats reverberate within the historical arena. Sauti za Busara could not have chosen a more perfect location in which to base the Zanzibar Music Festival.
Admission to this event is free to East Africa residents before and up to 5pm. Where after a ticket is required to partake in the event.
For more information on going to dance, listen and enjoy the experience of Sauti za Busara contact us.
What people say about us
Some comments from our past clients (Read more)
Thank you so much for the amazing safari! This was a great safari and I can't wait to give you a full brief and photos!
We had an excellent time and the trip was very well planned, the guides (and vehicles) excellent. Thank you very much for arranging it all!
Jackie, David and Sarah
Australia, Oct 2013
A very exciting adventure
United Kingdom, Jan 2014
We had a most wonderful safari--thank you! Salim and Yahaya were great. We'll be sure to suggest Wild Things to any friends who may be thinking of visiting Tanzania.
United States of America, Sept 2013
We had a fantastic trip. Your excellent organisation, your guide - Max, was exemplary in every way, were major contributors to this. Many thanks for making ours, a trip of a lifetime.
United Kingdom, Jun 2013
We had a wonderful trip. Thanks very much to you, Wild Things and to Abbas for putting together such a memorable safari for us.
United Kingdom, Dec 2013
All the Parks visited are really wonderful, especially Ruaha and the "king" Katavi that worth absolutely the long trip (at least in our point of view). Yahaya and Salim are like two friends.
Austria, Jul 2013