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Stone Town, Zanzibar

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Address: | Zanzibar, Stone Town, Tanzania
Phone Number: 254720650869
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Winding wonderful walkways of colors and smells

The only thing I dislikes was being woken at dawn with the call to prayer. Loud speakers all over. But this is a place you should definitely visit and take your time to wander... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

The only thing I dislikes was being woken at dawn with the call to prayer. Loud speakers all over. But this is a place you should definitely visit and take your time to wander through.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Stonetown is a must see and tour if you are in Zanzibar. It is where history was made and as a UNESCO historic site has many nooks and crannies to get lost. And you will unless you have a guide. We were fortunate that our local driver knew where to go, in the area of the Wonders Building and found... More 

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Corona, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

There is only one Spice Tour Farm, watch out for the side peddlers of "their" farm. The main tour is affordable and worth way more then the $25. A must do

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

For a rest day between surfing trips we did a trip to Stone Town, it was very enlightening and and informative, the Former Slave Market was an eye opener. Don't get to restaurants to late for lunch as many items on menu run out due to small kitchens and lack of ingredients ( Mercury's )

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Seattle
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Numerous winding alleys with wonderful old buildings make up stone town along with the seafront and the open markets. There are also numerous museums to explore and opportunities to take a dip in the ocean or an excursion to a nearby island.

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This town seems to have stood still in time...the stone is literally falling from the sides of buildings...each shop has these carved massive doors on them that you just don't see anymore....very friendly people & lots of handmade goods !

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Stone Town is hot, dirty, full of winding streets, little shops and interesting people. You will encounter beautiful carved doors, crumbling buildings, cats everywhere, some looking rather sick, garbage in the streets, masses of electrical wires hanging above you in tangles, and bicycles and motorcycles that race by you, sometimes at break neck speeds that having you jumping out of... More 

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Lusaka Province, Zambia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

stone town is very much near the beach. its the more lively part of zanzibar. i mean if you looking to party and the centre of its history mostly centred on slavery. its relatively small with good hotels and restaurants and gem shops we took a tour on foot . it has a lot of narrow streets and the water... More 

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Albury Surrey, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We were surprised at how clean the town was. Enjoyed hearing about slaves and seeing where the were kept -awful cement room where you couldn't even stand. The oldest church etc etc. Our tour guide was very interesting and shared lots of info.

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dar es salaam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A small town with narrow streets. You can cover the area within few hours walking. Nice restaurants during the night with different cuisines. Try Forodhani gardens for the taste of locally prepared seafoods, sugar cane juice and fruits.

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