I am an American ex-pat in lovely, but somewhat decadent France.
I admire the work you are doing, because America's image abroad is so terrible and we are seen as completely egocentric. What you and your husband are doing is JUST GREAT!
I'm sure you'll cope with the change and I wish you a fulfilling, fascinating time in Zanzibar!!!
The main door to Château Cos d'Estournel (near where I live, in Bordeaux) comes from the palace of a sultan in Zanzibar Estournel, le château de Cos d'Estournel vu du ciel
It has knobs reminiscent of cloves.