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Stone Town, Zanzibar

Address: | Zanzibar, Stone Town, Tanzania
Phone Number: 254720650869
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Stone Town
Type: Civic Centers, Cultural
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Type: Civic Centers, Cultural

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

It's an old little town - very walkable, safe, and interesting. Loved getting lost in it and finding new corners, restaurants, shops, etc. Keep in mind that it is quite touristy, though... Some people are very aggressive in trying to sell you things (spices, some souvenirs, etc.), which can be a bit annoying, but otherwise, it's a nice place to... More 

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zanzibar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

they call it a trip to zanzibar , i call it a trip to Home,a lot of history are there ,you are most welcome.so many good people,are living there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Dirty, smelly, typical what expectations were. But a MUST see ! Unesco World Heritage. The doors in this city are great, also; charter a litlle boat on the beach and go to Prison Island to see, and watch the giant old tortoises! Just ignore the streetventers, they just wanna sell you cd's, tshirts, blahblah

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Johannesburg
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

History behind the Anglican Church and Slave Market very interesting. Not as many 'doors' that Stone Town is known for seen, unless we were not going to correct places. Great views from The Africa Hotel bar where we enjoyed a beer and great lunch at the Maru Maru hotel with rooftop restaurant. Visit to Prison Island also included and interesting... More 

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Troon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Stone Town is must see when you Are in zanzibar, lots of little shops, resturants. Go watch the zanzibarains go about their daily live.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Stone town tour was great but it has losing its charm to too many idle men at every corner. It is not the Stone town i visited 14years ago

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LeucadiaLisa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We loved Stone Town, interacting with the locals and just cruising around the streets. If possible, avoid the obviously touristy side of town. Be respectful in how you dress and interact and you will be rewarded with smiles and interaction.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Cute, rustic town with a lot of history. The Forodani park, the mosques, the beach, the food...all very charming.

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London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Soon as you get off your mini bus or whatever transport you get you will be bombarded by locals wanting to show you round, for a fee of course. If you say no they will harras and follow you. The little streets are not nice, dirty and full of stray animals. The market is very small and over crowded. Make... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Stonetown hasn't a great deal for the sightseer, but if you want a taste of true Zanzibar life, a visit or two is a must. Also, it's the best place to get your souvenirs and memorabilia - if you don't mind haggling. From Kiwengwa, it's a bit of a long bumpy ride on a dala dala, but for 1500 shillings,... More 

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