10 Must Follow Zanzibar Influencers on Social Media #ZanziChat

Dreams do come true! After many months of dreaming about Zanzibar, we finally decided to convert the dream into a plan. Here we mention influencers whose content provided great insights and useful information for planning our trip.


#4: The Insider: Nina Zara


Location: Digital nomad

Also active on: Twitter

Key quote: “One thing is for sure, you won’t starve in Zanzibar!”

Featured in: Approved member, Travel Massive

10 Must Follow Zanzibar Influencers on Social MediaWhy did we choose her? Travel writer and social media/SEO strategist, Nina Zara has spent many months travelling in Zanzibar. That experience shows throughout her blog which provides a much needed ‘on-the-ground’ view for the prospective traveller. Through a number of Zanzibar focused blog posts, she provides very practical advice on a number of topics including: backpacker/budget travel, local transportation, beaches (useful when planning your accommodation), health advice and local culture e.g., visiting during Ramadan.


#5: The Researchers: Bradt Travel Guides

Bradt Travel Guide Zanzibar 8th Edition by Chris McIntyre

Active on: Twitter

Location: United Kingdom

Key quote: “Don’t discount the less well-known areas of Zanzibar, Pemba Island or the Mafia Archipelago.”

Featured in: Winner of Top Guidebook Series in the 2016 Wanderlust Readers’ Travel Awards

10 Must Follow Zanzibar Influencers on Social MediaWhy did we choose them? Although guide books are often out-of-date as soon as they are printed, there are some that age well. It certainly helps when someone has taken the trouble to anticipate almost every possible question a first time traveller could have about a destination. We visited the Africa Travel literature section of our local Waterstones and after an hour spent browsing titles, we chose this guide titled simply titled: Zanzibar Pemba and Mafia’.

Authored by Chris and Susan McIntyre, this guide book stood out from the rest for its arrangement, historical depth, breath and quality of writing. Unlike other guide books, this one covered the lesser known Zanzibari islands of Pemba and Mafia in detail. Though slightly dated (8th edition published in 2013), the only thing it lacked was a detailed pull-out map of Stone Town and more photos.

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