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Stone Town, Zanzibar

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Address: | Zanzibar, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Phone Number: 254720650869
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I completed a half day tour of Stonetown with a local guide. It was eye opening to see the town in its current state of disrepair and disappointing to think that Tourism is one of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
New South Wales, Australia
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Madrid, Spain
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are spending some days in Zanzibar you must visit Stown Town. Is a beautiful old colonial city with a maze of streets to get lost and discover beautiful spots. Is a perfect place to buy handicraft and taste local food.

Thank Alvarenales
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Go on a guided tour to Stone Town, Zanzibar's capital; it's well worth the visit. A walk around the old town is full of history, and is a Unesco World Heratige Site. If nothing else, spend time looking at all the different door ways, they are a history lesson in themselves. Visit the cathedral which still has the slave cells... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I completed a half day tour of Stonetown with a local guide. It was eye opening to see the town in its current state of disrepair and disappointing to think that Tourism is one of the main industries to Zanzibar and the Govt does not seem to be investing any money to the buildings or attractions. Worth seeing but only... More 

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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stone Town is fantastic: although the buildings need work I do understand why Unesco decided to register it as World Heritage. The differences in architecture from thhe Arabs, the British and the africans maken Stone Town a nice place to visit. The market is very vivid and photogrnic. And so are the people. The history is shocking (capturing and selling... More 

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Sohar, Oman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Would have enjoyed it a lot more if we didn't keep getting hassled by the locals trying to sell us something or take us on a city talk. Even when we did get a city tour he tried to get more than what had been agreed

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Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This City is good for is classic old town and fish markets. On one of the boat tours I ate something that killed my stomach. We stayed in the Tumbo house and than moved on to Casa del mar in Jambiani

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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Indeed, very multicultural place=you can follow the tracks of different cultures and different rulers. The narrow street labyrinths are confusing, but I did not feel "got totally lost" or affraid, people were friendly to show you directions. Of course you will meet countless number of "guides" to guide you, but may be better to prefere "official guides" having certificate. I... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My bf and I really had fun getting lost in the narrow lanes of Stone Town. We discovered some amazing roof top spots and hidden gems. The beautiful doors of Stone Town are magnificently designed. Wish we had more time to explore.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an important historic site, showing the Omani architectural heritage. Many souvenir shops, a nice fort and characteristic seafront by the port.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The city is very nice, it is like a medina with very narrow streets, you can see kids playing around, find beautiful handcrafts and paintings, listen to the mosques, everything very calm. You will find some people offering guided tours, if you dont want make it very clear otherwise they will be walking with you for hours.

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