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The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe)

Nr. Beit el-Ajaib, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+255 784 964 338
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Nr. Beit el-Ajaib, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The big old fort in the centre of Stone Town makes a great venue for the annual film festival and associated live music. A big party in town!

Thank Hermes_NL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the fort and bumped into a series of music and film events that were all part of the Zanzibar film festival. A great fort and great venue

Thank ewanb99
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On route from the house of wonders to mercurys house we passed through the old fort. There was a film festival set up during this time and a number or curio stalls. Interesting to see one of the oldest buildings but there wasn't anything that...More

Thank Camal63
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old ramparts and a whole load of hawkers inside waiting to ambush you. Glad its free. Would have been annoyed to pay for it. Ok for being free.

Thank Jellyontheroad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some quick historic visit . There is an amphitheater and vendors inside. You can pass through it during a tour. Check the front desk for ongoing cultural activities.

Thank Raultriathlon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great site steeped in history, a must see....free access also. There are a few stalls inside where you can buy arts and crafts

Thank Dev1185
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably the oldest structure on the island - this Portuguese fort was conquered by Oman sultan, partially demolished and some Arabic crenelations added on top. It could definitely benefit from some renovation, as at the moment it looks like it was on fire, all blackened.

Thank MatildaTanascov
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to visit and experience the history of Zanzibar and what life was in the early 17th century. The remaining darkened walls and towers look out over Stone town, currently it houses little shops that sell overpriced merchandise to tourists. The amphitheatre is still...More

Thank marietjief2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I won't recommend spending too much time here. There's nothing special about the place unless you read up about the history of Stone Town and Zanzibar. A good Stone Town guide will make a valuable difference if you're short on time.

Thank Woon Y
Reviewed June 19, 2017

The Old Fort is still in use, at the entrance you have all the tourist information and then through the corridors with tours and travel offices. It opens up into a courtyard with shops and then the full view of an amphitheater where they still...More

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