FORODHANI GARDENS: "THE MEETING PLACE" Top 5 Page for this destination Zanzibar Island Nightlife Tip by DAO

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  FORODHANI GARDENS
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  • FORODHANI GARDENS - Zanzibar Island
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Forodhani Gardens are the focal point of Stone Town. They are set on the edge of the port and right in front of the Old Arab Fort. During the day this is where you meet friend or find a guide to help you negotiate the confusing maze of Old Town streets nearby. Or a guide may find you. Handicraft sellers can sometimes be found early on it the day as well.

At night Forodhani Gardens explode with activity. Handicraft sellers are everywhere, mostly centred around a white stone gazebo. Food stalls are erected and have any kind of food you want from seafood, to chicken, beef, goat and salad. Grills are set on top and the food is cooked before your eyes. If you get some food a man will approach you and offer to bring you ice cold beers for about $1. During the dry season there are also several restaurants that operate on the edge of the gardens.

Day or night, whether you go by taxi or foot, this is the starting point for Stone Town and Zanzibar. On a hot day you can find cool stone benches and some shade underneath the trees and plan your adventures. Or just site and write your postcards.

Address: Forodhani Gardens, Stone Town
Directions: You cannot (and should not) miss it!
Theme: Family Spot

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 17, 2012
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