by Tim Dawe


There’s an allure about Zanzibar. Is it the Afro-Islamic history and fusion of African, Western and Arabic culture; the wealth and power of exotic trade; the food and taarab music; “spice island” mystique, or is it just the sound of its syllabic name? I’ve waited decades to arrive here, yet it’s actually an 18-minute flight from Tanzania’s biggest city Dar es Salaam; “ladies and gentlemen please fasten your seatbelts for take-off” … a boxed juice … “we are about to land in Zanzibar”. Continue reading “Zanzibar”


St Jude’s

by Tim Dawe

The School of St Jude in northern Tanzania fights poverty through education. You won’t find it highlighted in glossy travel brochures. However, for the many travellers who want to visit and assist charitable organisations in developing countries, it’s a memorable destination and a worthwhile experience. While not the journey, it can be a fulfilling detour – with travel benefits. Continue reading “St Jude’s”


by Tim Dawe

River House

Travel is not always about being pampered with a spa on a cruise. Many travellers are looking to supplement their holiday by assisting charitable foundations and make a difference. It’s the combination of supporting their charity and volunteering their time and labour that is satisfying. Now what about “doing good in the world” through a profit-based company? Continue reading “Shanga”