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Address: | Zanzibar, Stone Town, Tanzania
Phone Number: 254720650869
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Great place to discover true history of the island. Being muslim, was great knowing all the meat/chicken on the island is halaal & not have to worry about what & where we can eat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Great place to discover true history of the island. Being muslim, was great knowing all the meat/chicken on the island is halaal & not have to worry about what & where we can eat. Locals are very friendly & helpful. Vendors trying to sell u sumthing every few minutes becomes annoying, but u soon realise that they all just trying... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

we had a 3 hours visit with guide to stone town. we went to the market - i needed to stay outside since the smell was too strong! the sultan house was closed we saw it only from outside. Freddy mercury house - i didn't know he born in Zanzibar!! :-) the cathedral & slave market - very interesting explanation... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We had 4 hours to walk around here, but were bored after a couple hours. There are many stores selling similar touristy items. The old Fort museum was not much to see other than an empty shell of a building. We found Stone Town to be run down with some very bad sewer smelling streets and not very interesting.

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

+ great city history + delicious food market + sea food - agressive local merchandisers who "attack" you on every corner!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

For the dreamy eyed traveler who wants to travel for both fun and wonder, one destination that will definitely pique the curiosity and satisfy the wanderlust is Stone Town in Zanzibar. The whole place is seething with centuries of history and culture, admixed with touristy places one can go to without getting bored and disenchanted. Modern day amenities are found... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

lots of shops, need strong haggling skills. Do a guided tour of stone town and spice tour well worth. old slave market is a must

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Loved stone town. Just didn't give ourselves long enough to really explore, especially as we went on such a hot day. Would definitely recommend having at least one night stay there.

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Wonderful panoramic view of the Indian Ocean Very romantic setting Would recommend a sunset dinner with the right person

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Beautiful historic sites, beaches and wonderful food. A variety of gifts shops to choose presents for loved ones, Despite the blaring sunshine, everything else was great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Stone town is an electric mix of history and modern times, with small streets, colourful colours, shops selling a variety of goods. Try not to let your guide steer you into certain shops as they get kickbacks from the owners. Visit the market stalls, buy some spices. They are amazing. The Meat and fish market is interesting, but do not... More 

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