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Address: | Zanzibar, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Phone Number: 254720650869
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market at Stone Town

i visited the incredible market inside the old part of Stone Town, Zanzibar. Full of colours, especially from the women and the kind of bananas. What was a bit estonishing was the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Vacallo, Switzerland
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Vacallo, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

i visited the incredible market inside the old part of Stone Town, Zanzibar. Full of colours, especially from the women and the kind of bananas. What was a bit estonishing was the fish and meat market. Everything was well presented and nothing bad was shown. To be visited because you also find other textile shops, hotels and where people watch... More 

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Warwick, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Great day, ferry superb, patience required at other end (remember passport!). Remember you will be mobbed by people at other end for all sorts of things. I took a tour guide who was there with tourism pass round his neck. Had a great morning exploring with him. Slave museum is humbling and blows your mind. Loved the market, people even... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

visited stone town in off season, the plus was not many tourists, the negative was a lot of attention from people trying to sell souvineers and tours

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Arusha Region, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Navigating our way through the town was an absolute adventure. The buildings are stunning and we found many unexpected and charming places

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

You feel like you can discover a hidden at every corner. Draw cash here and look around for deals. Wooden hand-made doors and all sorts of goodies to take back home. A must see with a tour guide to explain the city's heritage and culture,

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Shrivenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

After hearing security warnings and horror stories, there was nothing but wonderful experiences. Wonderful people and food and fab places to explore.

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Lodi, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

If you are in Zanzibar, go to Stone Town, but don't go to Zanzibar to see Stone Town. It is an interesting slice of history from the 19th century Omani Arab domination. The narrow streets give you a feel for the past. We skipped the museum after reading that the displays were like high school projects. Everything is run down... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Stone Town was a bit of a culture shock but very interesting from an ancient city point of view. Found the shops a bit too touristy for our liking and very expensive.

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Pemba, Mozambique
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The Stone Town Cafe Bed and Breakfast is a very central place to stay, with its staff very helpful and ready to support you on everything you ask!!! Accommodation is fine, but not luxury...anyway you are always on the road and you just need a good comfortable bed/room to sleep!!!! I had a very enjoyable time with all tours organized... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

History comes alive when you see the home and surroundings. GUIDE Very KNOWLEDGABLE . Kept it succinct and interesting .

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