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Does anyone know how suitable the roads are for a mountain bike trip around the island?

When I was there over a year ago the roads were pretty terrible, but I think you could do it and it would certainly be interesting and beautiful. Some people rent scooters in Stone Town and go to the east beaches or tour around the southern half of the island, that's pretty common. The road that goes up to the north as I remember is pretty ok for about half the way, and then gets bumpier as you get north. But nothing you couldn't handle. I say do it, sounds like fun... – cacahuate talk 22:20, 26 April 2007 (EDT)


I recently stayed at the resort where the tourist was shot and asked the manager about it. She confirmed the incident, but explained that their is very little THEY can do to prevent it from reoccurring: Arming their guards would not only be illegal, but may also increase gun related incidents. Building a wall between the beach and the resort would be absurd.

I'm taking her word that crime is now under control after the suspect was shot and killed by police at another resort. From my experience of dealing with security incidents in South Africa, I know that the best way to fight crime is on a macro level: Governments and in some extreme cases residents associations and business associations. -- [email protected] Nic 13:45, 6 July 2011 (EDT)