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A Dhow boat

Day 221 - Ulala salama

February 8th 2007
And yet another early start, up at 4am. Some holiday this is turning into. And it begs the question why didn't we go to Zanzibar last night. The ferry to Zanzibar is a funny thing - although Zanzibar is part of Tanzania they like to retain some autonomy and even insist on stamping visitors' passports. Due to group slowness we had to stand for the 2 1/2 hour crossing, unsuccessfully trying to fig ... read more
Africa » Tanzania » East » Dar es Salaam

Tanzanian Flag Shortly after independence, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the nation of Tanzania in 1964. One-party rule came to an end in 1995 with the first democratic elections held in the country since the 1970s. Zanzibar's semi-autonomous status and po... ... read more
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