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Zanzibar Town Travel Guide: 245 reviews and 643 photos

THE COLONIAL HEART OF ZANZIBAR

Stone Town is the story of Zanzibar itself. Old wooden Omani doors open up into huge cavernous buildings full of families that fear their collapse during the rainy season. British colonial architecture and even a French Cathedral view with the markets and Mosques to form the crazy narrow streets that make up a fantastic mosaic of life. From the Arab Fort you can see the port that brought colonial powers and sea traders. You can also glimpse the incredible natural beauty that not only is on Zanzibar Island, but is surrounded by it.

KARIBU STONE TOWN! Welcome!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:HISTORY, GREAT FOOD, INTERESTING THINGS TO SEE
  • Cons:EASY TO GET LOST (NOT FOR LONG)
  • In a nutshell:COLLISION OF EMPIRE, ARAB, AFRICAN & INDIAN CULTURE
  • Last visit to Zanzibar Town: May 2005
  • Intro Updated Mar 15, 2007
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  • starship's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2012 at 6:02 PM

    Your page here seems to show the real Stone Town. I just saw a show called "Grannie on Safari" where they went to Stone Town and they made it look interesting & exotic and not run down; different from what it really seems to be in your photos!

  • elpariente's Profile Photo
    Jan 30, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Great tips and coments.
    Estamos recordando Los buenos momentous que pasamos en Zanzibar

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2010 at 11:58 AM

    There is a very nice sites in this area, I note, and the Dispensary looks elegant the most. YOu did a good job of taking the pictures and comments, as always.

  • joiwatani's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2010 at 8:07 AM

    Why do they have sticks all the time? Is that used for protection or something? This is very cultural! I just love it!

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Mar 12, 2010 at 7:18 AM

    Travelling in the Dala dala really adds to the island experience don't you think? ;-)

  • Roadquill's Profile Photo
    Feb 13, 2010 at 11:09 PM

    Happy Birthday my friend. Happy travels, Karl

  • PierreZA's Profile Photo
    May 7, 2009 at 9:23 PM

    What a great page! Will be going in June, thanks for very good info!

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Apr 7, 2009 at 4:55 PM

    Asante Dao- we are stopping off in Zanzibar & Kenya on our visit to see family in Cape Town in March 2010- your pages are a wealth of information. Love the Masai pictures- they sure are colourful people!

  • glo39's Profile Photo
    Mar 22, 2009 at 8:45 AM

    Oooo I want my picture taken w/the Masai too please. Gail aka Gail-the-VA

  • junecorlett's Profile Photo
    Feb 3, 2009 at 10:58 AM

    I want to go to Zanzibar!!!!!!

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