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Stone Town, Zanzibar

Address: | Zanzibar, Stone Town, Tanzania
Phone Number: 254720650869
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Stone Town
Type: Civic Centers, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Civic Centers, Sights & Landmarks

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Well many travelling guides advice you to visit Stone Town, I must say I don't understand why, there's not much to visit and the town is extremely badly maintain, I must say i was expecting something else from the different travellers guides and hosiery books readings I did before the trip. What you have to expect is a very old... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Worth a visit for every Zanzibar visitor but hot and crowded. A metropolis of simple museums, markets, churches, forts and touristy shops. The only way to see things is on foot.

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Harare Province, Zimbabwe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed visiting their vegetable market lots of spices and the red bananas. Enjoyed the good food and learned a lot about the history of Zanzibar ,e.g. prison Island

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Easy, quaint place to get around. Hustlers are polite and not pushy. Lots of restaurants and coffee spots

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

So interesting to see the culture and walk thru winding streets from long ago! Some is a bit hectic but all easy to walk around with shops, etc. visiting roof top bars is recommended for city view! Market area along the water is a highlight-don't be afraid to try. Most amazing seafood on island of Zanzibar! Stone Town is interesting... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed reminiscing this area as there are a lot of historical buildings to learn with their history. Must visit Fordhani park where different kinds if foods are cooked in front of you. They are best known for their Pizza. Another good place to visits to eat is the Silk Route.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

I loved being in the middle of everyday life in stonetown. It is so easy to walk around, get lost and found again and just follow your nose. There are wonderful tea rooms and restaurants to relax in. The people were very friendly and helpful. I wish i had stayed in the town for longer.

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Tartu, Tartumaa, Estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Nice ancient small town with mixed architecture. Maybe a little bit "tired and dirty". Relaxing walk on narrow streets,( some of those like a labyrint), amazingly beautiful doors. We enjoyed the live Taarab music on the balcony of Zansibar Serena Inn(every Tuesday and Friday evenings) with light dinner and a glass of wine . Lovely craft shops.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

It's hard to evaluate our visit to Stone Town, because we did not have a good guide and ended up seeing mostly the very heavily visited tourist areas without getting a sense of the city beyond that. Of special interest is the open air market--fish, meat, vegetables--and the slave museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

After a great experience, we chose to use the services of our excellent Airport Transfer company - Zanzibar Car Hire run by Mr Sabry Juma (who was our caring, thoughtful, knowledgeable and well known tour guide), we (group was 6 incl a teen and tween) opted for the combo Stone Town and Spice Farm tour. It was a last minute... More 

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