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Address: | Zanzibar, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Phone Number: 254720650869
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Great cobblestone walkways through the town, with unique shops, decorative doors and the scent of spices. Lots of history (slavery, Sultans, religion) and sites to see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great cobblestone walkways through the town, with unique shops, decorative doors and the scent of spices. Lots of history (slavery, Sultans, religion) and sites to see. Waterfront is buzzing with colourful fishing boats. Get a local guide to walk through the town with you, so you don't miss anything.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

A walk along the beach is delightful. I expected more little tourist shops. The Museum was interesting. Everyone told us "this is a safe place".

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, cheap, with a lot to do and see. The people are extremely friendly, and it is very easy to get around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This intensive tour for a group of 5 adults was excellently planned by Kiroyera Tours. Zanzibar was the last part in a holiday of 3 parts with 6 days Safari in the big national parks, and 4 days in Bukoba, (at the western bank of Lake Victoria). Every day a holiday of its own. All accommodation and airplane bookings had... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I love stone town- it has a great feel to it and you can just get lost in the streets for hours. The people are kind and whilst they can get a bit annoying with trying to sell you things you can easily avoid them and once you say no they accept it. But take the time to really chat... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The walking tour of Stonetown is a wonderful insightful educational experience. The market can be overwhelming if the pressing people, the bartering and the fresh meat and fish are not your thing. Take a hat and put on sunscreen and prepare to learn a little bit of history and a lot about human nature.

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

I love how people still preserve their culture,clothes, and the perfumes they wore. I love the buildings around, and the ways to go through. I love the visit to darajani were the soko is. They have several wonderful fruits and vegetables which i have never seen before in my other travels. I was happy to see some of the spices... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Such an interesting place. Almost all the buildings need renovation, which is a huge project and beyond the coal cash, but wondering around the old city is very rewarding and so exotic. No individual place is great, but the sum is far greater than individual 'attractions' Highly recommended and worth 5 stars!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

We anticipated visiting Stonetown when in Zanzibar being akin to visiting Marrakech when in Morocco. It wasn't. It was a daunting intimidating experience. We were met at the airport with a letter about what to wear and how to behave as it was Ramadan. I have no issue whatsoever with respecting local culture, but this felt like a warning not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

It never seems to amaze me how authentic this UNESCO world heritage site is with a beautiful fusion of color, people and delicious food. One doesn't need to spend more than a couple of days to get to know about the town but there is much to do just by walking around the small alleys and if you are a... More 

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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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