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Stone Town, Zanzibar

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Ranked #3 of 13 attractions in Stone Town
Type: Civic Centers
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plainfield, nj
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

What an interesting place. So much to do and see. Friendly, welcoming locals. Don't miss the waterfront scene at night. Tour the slave market as well.

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Dar Es Salaam Region, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

Stone town is steeped in history but many of the historic sites are a mess and will fall apart unless they well taken care of, the local zanzibaris are very nice people how ever most of the upcountry tour guides/operators are annoying and spoil the charm of stone town and in my opinion should be thrown out back to where... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

One feel like they have gone back in time walking in the narrow roads between the ancient buildings, the warm people living and going about their business and living intimately like that is magical, we got a taxi from the airport and taxi driver, an amenable guy called Senga with an odd English accent gave a brief history of the... More

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Trondheim, Norway
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

We visited the best known attractions. The anglican church (former slave market) was living up to our expectations, but the rest of Stone Town didn't impress us. It was OK to walk through the local market, and we did get some nice spices. House of wonders was a nice building, but we wasn't allowed to go inside. Our tour started... More

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

We had a great experience visiting the seaweed center, we met the local mammas who are seaweed farmers in the village of paje, At the Seaweed center they produce organic spa and beauty products of fantastic quality using african ingredients combined with seaweed. The tour guide was informative and friendly,and was great value for money. We tasted the complimentary seaweed... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

It deserves to be registered as a World Heritage site. Unfortunately the government cannot afford to maitain all of the town's ancient buildings.

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Dar Es Salaam Region, Tanzania
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85 reviews 85 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

You walk through these quaint streets to find local market type stores with a few local designer stores stashed away in the mix

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Stone Town is always busy, start off with a visit to the souvenir shop Memories on Kenyatta road. If not just for getting one of their free maps :) Take the small alleys towards the Old Fort and follow Gizenga road... Admire the Fort and House of Wonders before you go back and take the small streets towards Darajani Market... More

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Sydney, Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
6 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

What a serious disappointment. This place should be absolutely amazing but instead it's been totally left to ruin. The fact that they let cars drive through the narrow streets in appalling. You constantly have to move to the side and it's dangerous. The touts are as bad as anywhere I've traveled too.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Great, im from the Caribbean, enjoyed this immensely. Architecture and people are wonderful. Food flavours are so different . I enjoyed my self

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