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Tanzania is an amazing and evocative country. Within its borders are some of Africa’s most iconic landmarks including Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, famous for the great wildebeest migration, and the towering Mount KIlimanjaro… A Tanzania safari is hard to beat and Zanzibar offers some of the best beaches in the world.

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Tanzania Itineraries

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Northern Circuit

Focus on the Serengeti and potentially an opportunity to see the great wildebeest migration. The Serengeti is rightly famous for its stunning open plains populated by rare and numerous wildlife. A northern parks safari should include a visit to the Ngorongoro Crater, offering a high density of game living freely within the crater basin.

If time permits, at the beginning or end of end of your safari, well worth a visit is The Tarangire, particularly in the dry season where animals congretate at the Tarangire River, or the stunning Lake Manyara National Park at the end of the great rift valley escarpment to see perhaps the spectacular flamingo or tree climbing lion.

A Northern circuit safari is usually conducted in a private 4wd vehicle with your own personal guide, probably starting at Arusha and stopping at camps along the way.

For speed, air transport can facilitate a speedy return or extend the options within a limited time period.

Your own itinerary, spread over a course of 6 days, with a mix of fixed and tented camps, might look something like this:

Travel from Arusha with guide in 4wd / 2 nights Tarangire / 1 night Lake Manyara / 1 night Ngorongoro Crater / 2 night central Serengeti / return by air or 4wd to Arusha or onward to Zanzibar

Your overnight stays would be tailored to your own preferences and budget. Realistically, a trip such as this would cost from $3,000 to $5,000+ per person. For a slightly shorter safari, say 4 nights, the budget would reduce to around $2,000+ per person.

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Arusha Arusha

Arusha is Tanzania’s “safari town” being the gateway to the wonderful northern parks. The climate is excellent and the town sits beautifully within the foothills of the Mt.Meru.

A really pleasant environment where many peo...

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Kilimanjaro Kilimanjaro

At 19,330 ft Mt.Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the world’s largest free-standing mountain. The view of Kilimanjaro rising up from its flat surrounding plains with its distinctive snow-capped peak is one of Africa’s i...

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Lake Manyara Lake Manyara

Lake Manyara National Park is a small park (330kmsq) set beneath the spectacular Rift valley escarpment and alongside the shallow alkaline Lake Manyara.

With open grassy flood plain that follows the lakeshore, thick acacia woodland and an e...

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Ngorongoro Ngorongoro

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area, covers an extensive 8300 sq km, with the celebrated natural wonder, the Ngorongoro Crater, at its centre. The Crater is one of Tanzania’s most visited destinations offering a dramatic landscape and Africa...

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Serengeti Serengeti

The Serengeti is, in our opinion, the finest game reserve in Africa. A vast and stunningly beautiful wilderness with its open and grassy plains occasionally broken up by isolated granite koopjes and areas of acacia woodland.

The parks sheer...

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Tarangire Tarangire

Tarangire National Park is a truly rewarding park to visit particularly during the dry season.

As part of an extended ecosystem, the dry season sees a great deal of migratory movements into the park where the Tarangire River is one of the f...

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South and Western Parks

Visit the Selous Game Reserve, the largest park in Tanzania and, at 45 sq km, one of the greatest reserves in the world. The Selous offers a great choice of vehiclular, walking and river safaris. This is a lesser known park but with ample game.

The Selous can be as equally rewarding safari experience as the more famous northern parks in Tanzania but with much less (human) visitors. The Rufiji River, which flows through the reserve, attracts a multitude of animals in the dry season who dissipate across the park when the rains return.

The ease of access of the Selous to Dar es Salaam make this an easy safari option for those with time restraints. A 3 night safari could cost from as little as $1500 per person, staying in the same lodge to let you really get into it. However, there are some premium lodges which really conjure up a sense of luxury escapism but with it attract a higher price tag.

Selous is short hop from Zanzibar which means you can comfortably combine a safari and beach holiday with little travelling. It also has excellent connections to Mozambique for those looking for a more removed safari and beach holiday.

Also forming part of the southern circuit is Ruaha, Tanzania’s second largest park. Ruaha is a short flight from the Selous and offers a different kind of safari again, thus combining well the with the Selous. It is home to the largest population of elephant in Tanzania with opportunity to see plenty of predators including cheetah, elusive leopard and rare wilddog. Here you really are off the beaten track. If you have the time, staying at one of a handful of its lodges really does offer an out of Africa experience.

The western parks of Mahale and Katavi are worth a visit for something really special and away from it all.

The Mahale Mountains, jutting out on the eastern side of Lake Tanganyika, are home to one of the largest populations of habituated and non habituated chimpanzees. The fresh water lake lapping the sandy shores forms a stunning location and is well worth the flight from Dar or Arusha.

Katavi National Park, combines well with Mahale, extending the trip by air from Dar or Arusha. Katavi is mainly formed of large flood plains filled with golden grasses attracting a multitude of game. Well off the beaten track but a secret gem for those wanting to be in a remote Africa, rich in wilderness.

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Mahale Mountains Mahale Mountains

Mahale Mountains National Park is one of the most beautiful locations anywhere in Africa.

Stretching along the lakeshore of the crystal clear waters of Lake Tanganyika, the deserted sandy beaches and stunning backdrop of forested mountains ...

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Ruaha Ruaha

Tanzania’s second largest park at 10,300 sq kms, it forms part of a wild and extended eco system that extends far and wide through six other protected areas within the south and west of Tanzania.

Wild and dramatic, this is a truly com...

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Selous Selous

The Selous is Africa’s largest game reserve with a very high quality game viewing area offering a wonderful mix of vehicular and river safaris.

The park is bisected by the Rufiji River which gives the park its distinctive character an...

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Coast and Islands

A trip to Tanzania, whilst over satisfying most with its safari, would surely be incomplete without a trip to the coast. The stunning white beaches of Zanzibar or more remote Pemba or Mafia islands and/or Tanzania mainland coast are all easily accessible and not to be missed.

The Zanzibar Archipelego is made up of fifty islands, the largest being Zanzibar itself and Pemba Island to the north. Zanzibar conjures all kinds of romantic travel emotions and it delivers in spades. Whether it be swimming or diving in turquoise seas, relaxing on a palm lined sandy beach, watching the fishermen in their dhows or immersing yourself in the cultural riches, the Spice island has to plenty to invigorate the senses.

There are a range of accommodations to suit everybody from boutique hotels in Stone Town/on the beach to luxury resorts. We recommend a mix to really get a feel for the island.

Pemba Island lesser known than it’s renound neighbour but just as beautiful – more so, many say, with its lush forests and deserted beaches. There are fewer hotels but Fundu Lagoon, a destination in its own right, is great for some bare foot luxury.

The Mafia Archipeligo to the south, dominated by Mafia Island, is a stunning mix of islands in a pure azure sea. A much more rustic experience but the unspoilt barrier reefs, rich in soft corals and stunning fish are a diving spectacle. Mafia is famous for its whale sharks with turtles, rays and dophin all populating the area.

The mainland coast in Tanzania is often skipped by those heading to the islands but, being so accessible to Dar es Salaam, can be a great option at the beginning or end of your trip. Here, Rus Katani, a small luxury safari style beach lodge, lies on a wide sandy beach, overlooking a small lagoon and is popular with honeymooners seeking a rest before embarking on the rest of their safari and beach holiday.

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Zanzibar Zanzibar

Zanzibar is a truly wonderful island that offers some of the finest tropical beaches within Africa. The name itself has captivated travellers imagination over the years and certainly lives up to expectations. Alongside the idyllic, crystal clear s...

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Pemba Island Pemba Island

Although Pemba island lies just 50 km’s north of Zanzibar, it has remained unchanged and relatively untouched by tourism.

Unlike it’s neighbour it has a far more hilly, fertile and lush landscape which led the Arabic traders of ...

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Dar Es Salaam Dar Es Salaam

Dar Es Salaam (Dar) is Tanzania’s largest city, – the commercial and social centre of the country with a lively and bustling character. Most international travellers fly in and out of Dar so when necessary, an overnight stay may be req...

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Mafia Mafia

Mafia is a relatively unknown and untouched island, 160 kms south of Zanzibar, where rustic fishing communities and farming villages go about their lives in a way that has existed for generations. Just to the north lies the exclusive Thanda Island...

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Mainland Coast Mainland Coast

If you have more time or would like to start or end your trip with a few days of perfect relaxation then there are some charming beach options along the coast at Ras Kutani and Saadani Lodge

Connections to these lodges are quick and there a...

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Private Islands Private Islands

Two stunning islands, Fanjove or Thanda, offer something a little bit different for those seeking both privacy and luxury. Both islands would be great for a special celebration or family gathering.

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Fast facts about
Tanzania

The Loop

The Loop

Zanzibar

Kuro Tarangire

Kuro Tarangire

Tarangire

Qambani

Qambani

Zanzibar

The Sands

The Sands

Zanzibar

Lemala Ewanjan Camp

Lemala Ewanjan Camp

Tanzania, Northern Circuit, Serengeti

Selous Riverside Safari Camp

Selous Riverside Safari Camp

Tanzania, Selous

Zawadi

Zawadi

Tanzania, Zanzibar

Suyan Camp

Suyan Camp

Tanzania, Serengeti

Shira North Route

Shira North Route

Tanzania, Kilimanjaro

Chem Chem

Chem Chem

Tanzania, Lake Manyara, Tarangire

Simiya Tented Camp

Simiya Tented Camp

Tanzania, Serengeti

Manyara Tree Lodge

Manyara Tree Lodge

Tanzania, Lake Manyara

Desroches Island

Desroches Island

Tanzania, Seychelles

The Highlands

The Highlands

Tanzania, Ngorongoro

Kazkaz Mara Camp

Kazkaz Mara Camp

Tanzania, Serengeti

Emerson on Hurumzi

Emerson on Hurumzi

Tanzania, Zanzibar

Thanda Island

Thanda Island

Tanzania, Mafia

Denis Island

Denis Island

Tanzania, Seychelles

Pongwe Beach Hotel

Pongwe Beach Hotel

Tanzania, Zanzibar

Greystoke Mahale Camp

Greystoke Mahale Camp

Tanzania, Mahale Mountains

Oliver’s Camp

Oliver’s Camp

Tanzania, Tarangire

Mdonya Old River Camp

Mdonya Old River Camp

Tanzania, Ruaha

Sabora Tented Camp

Sabora Tented Camp

Tanzania, Serengeti

One & Only Saint Geran

One & Only Saint Geran

Tanzania, Mauritius

Paradise Cove

Paradise Cove

Tanzania, Mauritius

Veranda Grand Baie

Veranda Grand Baie

Tanzania, Mauritius

Le Prince Maurice

Le Prince Maurice

Tanzania, Mauritius

Belle Mare Plage

Belle Mare Plage

Tanzania, Mauritius

Veranda Paul and Virginie

Veranda Paul and Virginie

Tanzania, Mauritius

Lakaz Chamarel Lodge

Lakaz Chamarel Lodge

Tanzania, Mauritius

Tamassa

Tamassa

Tanzania, Mauritius

Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok

Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok

Tanzania, Mauritius

Four Seasons Mauritius

Four Seasons Mauritius

Tanzania, Mauritius

North Island

North Island

Tanzania, Seychelles

Heritage Awali

Heritage Awali

Tanzania, Mauritius

Maritim Hotel

Maritim Hotel

Tanzania, Mauritius

Oberoi Mauritius

Oberoi Mauritius

Tanzania, Mauritius

The Residence Mauritius

The Residence Mauritius

Tanzania, Mauritius

Paradis Hotel And Golf Club

Paradis Hotel And Golf Club

Tanzania, Mauritius

Lux Belle Mare

Lux Belle Mare

Tanzania, Mauritius

Lux Le Morne

Lux Le Morne

Tanzania, Mauritius

Lux Grand Gaube

Lux Grand Gaube

Tanzania, Mauritius

Maradiva Resort And Spa

Maradiva Resort And Spa

Tanzania, Mauritius

Trou Aux Biches

Trou Aux Biches

Tanzania, Mauritius

20 Degrees Sud

20 Degrees Sud

Tanzania, Mauritius

Naona Moru Camp

Naona Moru Camp

Tanzania, Serengeti

Kisiwa On The Beach

Kisiwa On The Beach

Tanzania, Zanzibar

The Slipway

The Slipway

Tanzania, Dar Es Salaam

Lake Masek Tented Camp

Lake Masek Tented Camp

Tanzania, Serengeti

Escarpment Lodge

Escarpment Lodge

Tanzania, Lake Manyara

Moivaro Coffee Lodge

Moivaro Coffee Lodge

Tanzania, Arusha

Sand Rivers

Sand Rivers

Tanzania, Selous

Selous Impala Camp

Selous Impala Camp

Tanzania, Selous

Siwandu Camp

Siwandu Camp

Tanzania, Selous

Azura Selous

Azura Selous

Tanzania, Selous

Maramboi Tented Camp

Maramboi Tented Camp

Tanzania, Lake Manyara, Tarangire

Dunia Camp

Dunia Camp

Tanzania, Serengeti

Faru Faru Lodge

Faru Faru Lodge

Tanzania, Serengeti

Four Seasons Safari Lodge

Four Seasons Safari Lodge

Tanzania, Serengeti

Grumeti River Camp

Grumeti River Camp

Tanzania, Serengeti

Klein’s Camp

Klein’s Camp

Tanzania, Serengeti

Sanctuary Kusini Camp

Sanctuary Kusini Camp

Tanzania, Serengeti

Lamai Serengeti

Lamai Serengeti

Tanzania, Serengeti

Mbuzi Mawe Camp

Mbuzi Mawe Camp

Tanzania, Serengeti

Migration Camp

Migration Camp

Tanzania, Serengeti

Nasikia Migration Camp

Nasikia Migration Camp

Tanzania, Serengeti

Olakira Camp

Olakira Camp

Tanzania, Serengeti

Sasakwa Lodge

Sasakwa Lodge

Tanzania, Serengeti

Sayari Mara Camp

Sayari Mara Camp

Tanzania, Serengeti

Serena Serengeti Lodge

Serena Serengeti Lodge

Tanzania, Serengeti

Serian Serengeti Camp

Serian Serengeti Camp

Tanzania, Serengeti

Soroi Serengeti Lodge

Soroi Serengeti Lodge

Tanzania, Serengeti

The Residence

The Residence

Tanzania, Zanzibar

Lake Manze Camp

Lake Manze Camp

Tanzania, Selous

Mivumo River Lodge

Mivumo River Lodge

Tanzania, Selous

Fundu Lagoon

Fundu Lagoon

Tanzania, Pemba Island

Lemala Kuria Hills

Lemala Kuria Hills

Tanzania, Serengeti

Tarangire Ndovu Camp

Tarangire Ndovu Camp

Tanzania, Tarangire

White Sands Luxury Villas

White Sands Luxury Villas

Tanzania, Zanzibar

Gold Zanzibar

Gold Zanzibar

Tanzania, Zanzibar

Fanjove Private Island

Fanjove Private Island

Tanzania, Mafia

Chole Mjini Lodge

Chole Mjini Lodge

Tanzania, Mafia

Kinasi Lodge

Kinasi Lodge

Tanzania, Mafia

Pole Pole Lodge

Pole Pole Lodge

Tanzania, Mafia

Kigelia

Kigelia

Tanzania, Ruaha

Kono Kono Beach Resort

Kono Kono Beach Resort

Tanzania, Zanzibar

Endoro Lodge

Endoro Lodge

Tanzania, Ngorongoro

Sunshine Marine Lodge

Sunshine Marine Lodge

Tanzania, Zanzibar

Green & Blue Ocean Lodge

Green & Blue Ocean Lodge

Tanzania, Zanzibar

Hideaway of Nungwi

Hideaway of Nungwi

Tanzania, Zanzibar

Crater Forest Camp

Crater Forest Camp

Tanzania, Ngorongoro

Gibbs Farm

Gibbs Farm

Tanzania, Ngorongoro

Kitela Lodge

Kitela Lodge

Tanzania, Ngorongoro

Lemala Ngorongoro Camp

Lemala Ngorongoro Camp

Tanzania, Ngorongoro

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Tanzania, Ngorongoro

Plantation Lodge

Plantation Lodge

Tanzania, Ngorongoro

Tloma Lodge

Tloma Lodge

Tanzania, Ngorongoro

Tarangire River Camp

Tarangire River Camp

Tanzania, Tarangire

Karama Lodge

Karama Lodge

Tanzania, Arusha

Rivertrees Country Inn

Rivertrees Country Inn

Tanzania, Arusha

Ahadi Lodge

Ahadi Lodge

Tanzania, Arusha

Rhino Lodge

Rhino Lodge

Tanzania, Ngorongoro

Baraza Resort & Spa

Baraza Resort & Spa

Tanzania, Zanzibar

Southern Sun

Southern Sun

Tanzania, Dar Es Salaam

Beyt Al Chai

Beyt Al Chai

Tanzania, Zanzibar

Hyatt Regency

Hyatt Regency

Tanzania, Dar Es Salaam

Lake Burunge Tented Camp

Lake Burunge Tented Camp

Tanzania, Tarangire

Blue Bay Beach Resort

Blue Bay Beach Resort

Tanzania, Zanzibar

Rongai Route

Rongai Route

Tanzania, Kilimanjaro

The Oyster Bay

The Oyster Bay

Tanzania, Dar Es Salaam

Mawe Ninga Camp

Mawe Ninga Camp

Tanzania, Tarangire

Breezes Beach Club

Breezes Beach Club

Tanzania, Zanzibar

Marangu Route

Marangu Route

Tanzania, Kilimanjaro

Chumbe Island

Chumbe Island

Tanzania, Zanzibar

Sanctuary Swala Camp

Sanctuary Swala Camp

Tanzania, Tarangire

Shira Route

Shira Route

Tanzania, Kilimanjaro

Dhow Palace Hotel

Dhow Palace Hotel

Tanzania, Zanzibar

Kati Kati Camp

Kati Kati Camp

Tanzania, Serengeti

Dongwe Ocean View

Dongwe Ocean View

Tanzania, Zanzibar

Echo Beach

Echo Beach

Tanzania, Zanzibar

Tarangire Safari Lodge

Tarangire Safari Lodge

Tanzania, Tarangire

Tarangire Treetops

Tarangire Treetops

Tanzania, Tarangire

Emerson Spice

Emerson Spice

Tanzania, Zanzibar

Essque Zalu

Essque Zalu

Tanzania, Zanzibar

Fumba Beach Lodge

Fumba Beach Lodge

Tanzania, Zanzibar

Lemala Serengeti Camp

Lemala Serengeti Camp

Tanzania, Serengeti

Mbalageti Camp

Mbalageti Camp

Tanzania, Serengeti

Kasha Boutique Hotel

Kasha Boutique Hotel

Tanzania, Zanzibar

Kendwa Rocks

Kendwa Rocks

Tanzania, Zanzibar

Kilindi

Kilindi

Tanzania, Zanzibar

Ndutu Safari Lodge

Ndutu Safari Lodge

Tanzania, Serengeti

Kisiwa House

Kisiwa House

Tanzania, Zanzibar

Nomad Serengeti Camp

Nomad Serengeti Camp

Tanzania, Serengeti

Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est

Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est

Tanzania, Zanzibar

Olduvai Camp

Olduvai Camp

Tanzania, Serengeti

Matemwe Beach

Matemwe Beach

Tanzania, Zanzibar

Matemwe Lodge

Matemwe Lodge

Tanzania, Zanzibar

Matemwe Retreat Villas

Matemwe Retreat Villas

Tanzania, Zanzibar

Mnemba Island

Mnemba Island

Tanzania, Zanzibar

Next Paradise

Next Paradise

Tanzania, Zanzibar

The Palms

The Palms

Tanzania, Zanzibar

Ras Nungwi

Ras Nungwi

Tanzania, Zanzibar

Seasons Lodge

Seasons Lodge

Tanzania, Zanzibar

Serena Inn

Serena Inn

Tanzania, Zanzibar

The Seyyida

The Seyyida

Tanzania, Zanzibar

Shooting Star Lodge

Shooting Star Lodge

Tanzania, Zanzibar

Sultan Sands Resort

Sultan Sands Resort

Tanzania, Zanzibar

Sunshine Hotel

Sunshine Hotel

Tanzania, Zanzibar

Swahili House

Swahili House

Tanzania, Zanzibar

Unguja Lodge

Unguja Lodge

Tanzania, Zanzibar

Uroa Bay Beach Resort

Uroa Bay Beach Resort

Tanzania, Zanzibar

The Z Hotel

The Z Hotel

Tanzania, Zanzibar

Arumeru River Lodge

Arumeru River Lodge

Tanzania, Arusha

Arusha Coffee Lodge

Arusha Coffee Lodge

Tanzania, Arusha

Arusha Safari Lodge

Arusha Safari Lodge

Tanzania, Arusha

Kia Lodge

Kia Lodge

Tanzania, Arusha

Kigongoni Lodge

Kigongoni Lodge

Tanzania, Arusha

Lake Duluti Lodge

Lake Duluti Lodge

Tanzania, Arusha

Kirurumu Tented Camp

Kirurumu Tented Camp

Tanzania, Lake Manyara

Serena Lake Manyara

Serena Lake Manyara

Tanzania, Lake Manyara

Kungwe Beach Lodge

Kungwe Beach Lodge

Tanzania, Mahale Mountains

Ras Kutani

Ras Kutani

Tanzania, Mainland Coast

Saadani Lodge

Saadani Lodge

Tanzania, Mainland Coast

Tides Beach Lodge

Tides Beach Lodge

Tanzania, Mainland Coast

Ngorongoro Farmhouse

Ngorongoro Farmhouse

Tanzania, Ngorongoro

Serena Ngorongoro Lodge

Serena Ngorongoro Lodge

Tanzania, Ngorongoro

Sopa Ngorongoro Lodge

Sopa Ngorongoro Lodge

Tanzania, Ngorongoro

The Manta Resort

The Manta Resort

Tanzania, Pemba Island

Jongomero Camp

Jongomero Camp

Tanzania, Ruaha

Kwihala Tented Camp

Kwihala Tented Camp

Tanzania, Ruaha

Mwagusi Camp

Mwagusi Camp

Tanzania, Ruaha

Ruaha River Lodge

Ruaha River Lodge

Tanzania, Ruaha

Beho Beho Camp

Beho Beho Camp

Tanzania, Selous

Rufiji River Camp

Rufiji River Camp

Tanzania, Selous

Lemosho Route

Lemosho Route

Tanzania, Kilimanjaro

Machame Route

Machame Route

Tanzania, Kilimanjaro

Mashariki Palace Hotel

Mashariki Palace Hotel

Tanzania, Zanzibar

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