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Address: | Zanzibar, Stone Town, Tanzania
Phone Number: 254720650869
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let's get lost

althought Stone town has changed a bit it is still exciting to wander through the streets. And despite all the efforts you get lost ost of the times because of the mishmash of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The ancient carved doors and balconies in Stone Town is very surprising and did not feel like it is part of Africa.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

althought Stone town has changed a bit it is still exciting to wander through the streets. And despite all the efforts you get lost ost of the times because of the mishmash of streets.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

It is worth a look to do the tourist spots and see the fly covered fish at the market...see what life is really like here. Many of the old decaying buildings in town have amazing architecture and beautiful doors. Our guide stayed with us even when we returned a few days later for shopping; at the time I thought this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

No matter how many times I visit this place, it is just absolutely amazing. The friendly people who will say "Jambo" to you. The street food, the diversity, the weather ( make sure you go between March - August). The narrow streets of stone town and the huge doors are some of the best things to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Sometimes its good to get lost. You certainly will at this bizaar. Very colourful and lots to choose from. You'll need a few hours to wind through this maze.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We visited the town with one of our daughters who was working in Tanzania and loved it several years ago. We ate wonderful food from the local street market on the quay at very little cost and had drinks at the much more expensive bar out over the water beside it. The locals are friendly and helpful just take care... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

It is like being 500 years ago. Amazing city, lots of ancient buildings and markets. The fishing area in the harbour is an interesting place for visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

filled with great places to see . Klaartje of the Seaweed Centre paid my Hotel bill but stole My Brand strategy. Suppliers beware of this CEO

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A beautiful town on an incredible island. The people are some of the warmest I have ever met. Stone Town is full of history and culture. There is architecture, beaches and food. Take the time to explore it and use it as a base from which to explore everything else Zanzibar has to offer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Arranged a taxi and a guide through our hotel, (Royal Zanzibar) an absolute must. Not expensive, and the only way to travel in Zanzibar. A taxi for the day and a guide waiting for us in Stone Town, the history, the market, the local shops and places of interest and advice as to how to haggle to bring gift prices... More 

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