"The House of Wonders" Zanzibar Island Things to Do Tip by Ferreira

Zanzibar Island Things to Do: 154 reviews and 227 photos


Built in 1883 on the site of Zanzibar Queen Fatuma's residence. This was the first building in Zanzibar to have electric lights and the first in East Africa to have an elevator. It was damaged in 1896 during the Shortest War in History (only lasting 40 minute).

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  • Written Aug 4, 2005
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