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Address: Nr. Beit el-Ajaib, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania

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Went for Henna

I visited The Old Fort as part of my tour of Stone Town and I went back on the last day of my 3-day Zanzibar visit to get henna'd by the women who hang out there. It was a really... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Kristine B
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Kingston, Jamaica
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Devon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Worth a visit and it is free. The Zanzibar Film Festival was being help there when we visited, which added to the attraction.

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

That the place was still being put to use and its the local place of meetings.Like this time around they were planning to conduct ZIFF awards. Those women who sits in there to decorate people with henna. The business people in there who sell t-shirt and local trousers.

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Kingston, Jamaica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I visited The Old Fort as part of my tour of Stone Town and I went back on the last day of my 3-day Zanzibar visit to get henna'd by the women who hang out there. It was a really nice way to pass an hour - under a tree, chatting with these Zanzibari women and another traveller who was... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We visited the fort as part of a walking tour of Stonetown and found it very interesting listening to the history behind it. Although the down side is that it is full of souvenir stalls like most of Stonetown! Apart from a photo opportunity and a brief history lesson there is really nothing else to do here and it really... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A very interesting tour of Zanzibar and finding out the history behind what happened and the way people were treated as well as the spice trade, sad but informative and to be able to see it first hand was amazing

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

You can skip this place, it is a market inside with many of annoying people that you find outside. No use going, although it takes only a minute to walk in so you might as well see for yourself ;) What a shame.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We visited the old fort of Stone Town as part of our official Tour with a guide, the building was interesting and good to hear about the International Film Festival [in July annually I seem to remember] and see the ampitheatre where local entertainers were busy rehearsing. there are plenty of artisan stalls selling local goods and lots of traders... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The old fort is free to enter and doesn't have anything spectacular but walking through it is pleasant and is part of the experience..

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Toronto, Ontario, カナダ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Pretty place and makes good photo at sunset. The man at the tourist info desk is very helpful. Across from the night market.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

A key part of the city's history it is worth taking 15 minutes to see the fort. It is not well endowed with 'interpretation' and there are too many stalls, but one can a feel.

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Address: Nr. Beit el-Ajaib, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town

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