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Tanzania - Iringa and Zanzibar

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 28 August 2010

Sandi Toksvig goes to Tanzania and sees two very different aspects of the country. In the heart of the southern highlands she goes to the market town of Iringa and hears about a farm that accommodates the overlanders passing through Africa, a cafe that caters for volunteer workers in the area and makes elephant dung paper and a prehistoric site that has stone tools up to 400,000 years old. On her way back to the coast she spots African wild life from the main highway. By contrast the tropical island of Zanzibar has dolphins in the Indian Ocean, monkeys in the mangrove forest and amongst popular attractions for tourists are the spice farms where Sandi's preconceptions are challenged.
Producer: Harry Parker.

  • Nicky Ghaui

    Kisolanza Farm
    The Old Farm House
    Kisolanza Farm
    East Africa
    Tel: +255 (0) 754 306 144
    E-mail: info@kisolanza.com

    Find out more about Kisolanza Farm
  • Susie Hart

    Neema Crafts
    Neema Crafts
    PO Box 329

    Find out more about Neema Crafts
  • Mr. Donatus Lihoha

    Site guide at the Isimila Stone Age site

    Find out more about the Isimila Stone Age site
  • Mohammed Ally Saleh

    Guide Zanzibar general

    Find out more about Zanzibar
  • Red Colobus Monkeys

    "Perhaps one of the most famous and endearing residents of the Jozani-Chwaka Bay National Park is the Zanzibar Red Colobus monkey.

    Found only on the main island of Zanzibar, the Zanzibar Red Colobus is recognised as a separate species (Piliocolobus kirkii) and is said to be endemic to Zanzibar."

    E-mail: info@tourzanzibar.info
    Tel: + 27 (0)13 254 0814
    Fax: + 27 (0)13 254 0941

    Tour Zanzibar
  • Museum of History and Culture of Zanzibar and the Swahili Coast

    located in The House of Wonders in the old part of Zanzibar town

    Find out more about The House of Wonders
  • Simai Mohammed Said

    Chairman of the Zanzibar Association of Tourism investors (ZATI)

    PO Box 2578
    Tel: +255 (0) 24 2232378
    Email: info@zati.org

  • Yussuf Abdullah Rasheed

    Princess Salme Spice Farm

    PO box 14174
    3508 SG Utrecht
    tel. +31 30 22 323 20
    fax. +31 30 25 182 78

    Find out more about Princess Salme Spice Farm



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