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Address: | Zanzibar, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Phone Number: 254720650869
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Stone Town is fascinating ~ Loved the markets ~ spice and fish and the art galleries and the stores selling textiles. the noises and sights and sounds all so busy and intriguing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Cheltenham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I fell in love straight away with Stone Town's hundreds of tiny streets, extraordinarily rich history and friendly locals. With so much to learn about, and so many streets to wander down, I could drift around for hours and not get bored! I would recommend getting a tour of the town if you are visiting, its by far the best... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

There are some interesting old buildings from the days of the Sultanate and the usual colonial style archetecture left over from British occupation. Our visit, and these comments, arecoloured by the visit to the Fruit/ spice/ fish market (Dalarjan). This is one of the recommended tourist spots. If you want to see fruit any roadside will have plenty. If you... More 

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Burnham-on-Crouch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I think a good local guide to share Stone Town with you is a must. It is very different in all ways from many sanitised holiday destinations but was areal experience and worth the effort. The cathedral built on the former slavetrading area seemed to typify the mix of experiences and the way they have come to combine them in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Stone Town is fascinating ~ Loved the markets ~ spice and fish and the art galleries and the stores selling textiles. the noises and sights and sounds all so busy and intriguing. No visit would be complete without a visit to the slave market very thought provoking and sobering. This is such a vibrant city with history, culture, people and... More 

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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

This review is of Zanzibar generally rather than Stonetown specifically as there wasn't a Zanzibar option on Tripadvisor. This is my second visit to Zanzibar in ~4 years, and hopefully my last ever. The place is heavily romanticised by tourists and your operators but in reality is a horrible place for tourists. Probably the single biggest turnoff is the relentless... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It's so worth a visit ...the culture ...a good guide Is a must. I had lunch at the Swahili house and can recommend it the views over the town from the roof top restaurant were amazing...also the fish market but you do have to have a strong stomach for that..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We found a guide who followed us around for a couple of hours. I really love this place, it is amazing! Everybody is so warm and welcoming. My best tip is to go to the beach and see the kids do capoiera or go to forodhani in the night and have a bite.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Did not liked the visit to the meat market, and to the fish market. We loved the views and the drinks at the top of the Hotel Maru Maru. Loved the night market and the boat restaurants in front of the port. We visited the house where Freddy Mercury was born.

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Kronberg im Taunus, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful houses in bad condition, but the potential is obvious. Stroll around small alley, visit markets and the beautiful waterfront of the Indian Ocean. Have a drink at Mercury's bar, a tribute to Freddie Mercury, great Queen singer who spent his childhood on the island.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We did a half day tour. The guide stopped right infront of the meat market. The smell was terrible and I thought i had made a mistake coming here. After walking through the little alleys and getting away from the smells I actually started to enjoy it and there is interesting history. Alot of the shops sell the same stuff,... More 

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Address: Address: | Zanzibar, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Phone Number: 254720650869
Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town

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