Sauti Za Bushara Festival

Tour Overview

19th Edition (6 Nights, 7 Days)

This 7-day Zanzibar gateway is designed for music lovers, spiced up with exciting excursions & activities to get you close to the people & culture of Zanzibar Island.

Be part of the annual 3-day Sauti Za Bushara ‘’sounds of wisdom’’ festival (19th Edition) with a theme: ‘Paza Sauti: Amplifying Women’s Voices’; in the Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe), with fringe events taking place including a carnival street parade. The event is aimed at promoting gender equality on festival line-ups and in the entire creative sector globally. Enjoy a showcase of diverse and dynamic programs of exclusively African music from Taarab legends like Bi Kidude & Culture Musical Club, plus local Tanzanian pop & hip-hop, in celebration of cultural diversity & live performance in exchange with other regions around the globe. This is the best way to meet new people from different walks of life.

Your stay includes time at Paje beach on a Valentine’s day; use this special day to explore the white sand beach as you have a taste of Zanzibar’s spiced cuisines.  

Trip Highlights

  • Fun at Sauti za Bushara
  • Meet & interact with the people
  • Limitless live performances
  • Eye 2 eye with popular artistes
  • Exciting excursions/activities
  • Valentine’s at the beach
  • Souvenir shopping
  • Explore the Swahili cuisines

Trip Itinerary

There are few such evocative names as Zanzibar, the island that is part of Tanzania and lies about 20 miles off the coast near Dar es Salaam. For the first night you will be based in the old Stone Town, and have the opportunity to wander through fascinating narrow streets and the bustling bazaar. The following four nights you will spend on Zanzibar’s endless white, palm fringed beaches in a beach resort of your choice.

On arrival you will be received by your guide & transfer to the hotel in Zanzibar.

Overnight: At the Hotel                                              

Basis: Bed & Breakfast

Have breakfast at the hotel & have the rest of the day to explore the highlights of Zanzibar Island choosing from a wide range of optional activities/excursions.

Optional activities/excursions to choose from:

  • Spice bazaar tour

  • Prison Island tour

  • Stone town tour

  • Jambiani Village Tour

  • Zanzibar Dolphin tour

  • Bwejuu cultural tour

  • Walk through the winding alleys

Have dinner at the hotel after the long day’s adventure.

Overnight: At the Hotel                                              

Basis: Bed & Breakfast

Sauti za Busara ‘’Sounds of Wisdom’’; is a 3-day African music festival, held every year in February in Zanzibar, Tanzania. It is centered in the Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe), with fringe events taking place at the same time around Stone Town, including a carnival street parade.

Enjoy a showcase of diverse and dynamic programs of exclusively African music, and over the years the event has become a stage for local Swahili talent, from Taarab legends like Bi Kidude & Culture Musical Club, to homegrown Tanzanian pop & hip-hop.  With the aim of celebrating cultural diversity & live performance, the event also provides employment for the East African music industry in exchange with other regions across the globe. This also increases visibility and accessibility of the live African music sector, develops skills & opportunities for music professionals and strengthens regional and international networking for artists.

Vibe along with popular live performing musicians from various countries like; Sjava (South Africa), SITI & The Band (Zanzibar), Msaki (South Africa), Maallem Abdelkebir Merchane (Morocco), Dendri Stambeli Movement(Tunisia), Nadi Ikhwan Safaa (Zanzibar), Nomfusi (South Africa), Fanie Fayar (Congo), Sylent NQO (Zimbabwe), Wamwiduka Band (Tanzania), Suzan Kerunen (Uganda), Aleksand Saya (Reunion), Jordan Adetunji (UK/Northern Ireland), Evans 'Pfumela' Mapfumo (Zimbabwe), Upendo Manase (Tanzania), Zan Ubuntu (Zanzibar), & many more.

Overnight: At the Hotel                                              

Basis: Bed & Breakfast

With breakfast & meals at the hotel, enjoy the rest of your valentine’s day at Paje Beach; this is the best time to swim in the pool at the resort or go taste some spa services at your disposal.

Alternatively, you can explore the resort’s surrounding for activities such as kite surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, sport fishing or simply do some beach games like volleyball or soccer.

Overnight: At the Hotel                                              

Basis: Bed & Breakfast

You will have breakfast at the hotel, on a leisurely morning & later be transferred to Zanzibar airport for your outbound departure.

Basis: Bed & Breakfast                                                

End of Tour


Include / Exclude

  • 06 Nights’ accommodation
  • Daily breakfast + mineral water
  • Entry tickets to the festival
  • Return airport transfers
  • An English-speaking guide on board
  • All local and government taxes
  • Meals
  • Optional activities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Yellow fever certificate
  • Optional activities
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • International airline ticket


Sauti Za Bushara Festival

On Request/ Per Person

7 Days - 6 Nights


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