Festivals in Zanzibar

Sauti Za Busara Festival

Sauti za Busara

The Sauti za Busara music festival, held yearly in February is centred in historic Stone Town with more than four hundred musicians, from all over Africa and the world, playing over the five days of the festival. Every year during February the ancient walls of the Old Fort resonate as people come together in celebration. Fringe events are held across the island to compliment the main festival.

For more information visit www.busaramusic.org



Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) is East Africa’s largest film, music and arts festival. The festival showcases some of the most captivating and cutting edge cinema from Africa and beyond and magical venues across the island.

For more information visit www.ziff.or.tz

Jahazi Festival

Jahazi Literary Festival

The first Jahazi Literary and Jazz Festival was held in Stone Town in September 2011. The festival includes a children’s program and a film program, with participants at the inaugural festival including Moussa Diallo, the ex President of Zanzibar H.E. Karume and writer Tim Severin.

For more information visit www.jahazifestival.com