10 Must Follow Zanzibar Influencers on Social Media #ZanziChat

For the first time traveller to any part of Africa, the culture shock can at times be overwhelming. However, engaging the services of a local guide can help smooth the introduction. In Zanzibar, we recommend using only accredited tour guides. Here we recommend a few.

HDYTI Travel tip: Don’t bother booking any excursions or activities before you travel to Zanzibar.

 

#6: The Female Trail Blazer: Aiysha Mohammed

Aiysha: Challenging Stereotypes in Zanzibar’s Tourism Industry | @dipyourtoesin
Location: Stone Town, Zanzibar

Most active on: Twitter

Key quote: “I would like to provide more opportunities for Zanzibari women to work in the tourism industry without stigma.”

Featured on: Hey Dip Your Toes In: Aiysha: Challenging Stereotypes in Zanzibar’s Tourism Industry

10 Must Follow Zanzibar Influencers on Social MediaWhy did we choose her? It was Ralph Waldo Emerson who said, “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where THERE IS NO PATH and leave a trail.” Aiysha is a trail blazer. To understand why we say this, please read the feature article above. In addition, by supporting local accredited guides, you are directly contributing to the local economy.

 

 

#7: The Returnee: Curious on Tanzania

Location: Tanzania and New York

Also active on: Twitter

Key quote: “I want to tell everyone how beautiful Tanzania is and want them to see it the way I see it.”

Featured on: Hai Afrika, Immersion Travel Mag and Tanzania Today.

10 Must Follow Zanzibar Influencers on Social MediaWhy did we choose her? We found Justa Lujwangana, a Tanzanian dancer, storyteller and traveller after our trip to Zanzibar. We were drawn by her desire to serve as a bridge between Western society and her Tanzanian heritage. For Justa, Curious on Tanzania is in a sense, her way of reconnecting with her roots after leaving Tanzania at a very young age. With a desire to promote sustainable tourism, the personalised tours offered by CoT promise to take visitors on a deep and introspective journey while helping local communities.

 

#8: The Everyday People: My African Passport (MAP)

Also active on: Twitter

Location: Sierra Leone and London

Featured on: The ‘Travel Africa’ Radio Show hosted by Colourful Radio, Enthuse Afrika Magazine

10 Must Follow Zanzibar Influencers on Social MediaWhy did we choose them? My Africa Passport (MAP) is a travel platform created by Sierra Leonean born serial entrepreneur Lyande Kaikai. Currently operating as a basic directory for connecting travellers to vetted local travel guides across Africa, MAP is still in its early stages and is actively recruiting guides. Lyande herself has travelled extensively across Africa and worked with various tourism boards. If she can’t link you directly to a travel guide in Zanzibar, she definitely knows someone who knows someone.

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