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Stone Town, Zanzibar

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Address: | Zanzibar, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Phone Number: 254720650869
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Stone Town may be confronting to some as the streets are very narrow, crowded & at times overwhelming. One of the main claims to fame, other then the fascinating history, is that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Quorrobolong, Australia
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Quorrobolong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stone Town may be confronting to some as the streets are very narrow, crowded & at times overwhelming. One of the main claims to fame, other then the fascinating history, is that Freddie Mercury - the lead signer from Queen - lived there as a child. Personally I liked the history but I also enjoyed the walk through the meat... More 

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An old city with nice architecture in old days...People, streets, everything else looks like never have been changed since ancient times. Memorable walk thru streets !

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Izmir, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Take a local guide and walk around the town with him/her. Lots of interesting buildings and stories to see and listen to.

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Thank nbalsari
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a three hour guided tour, worth every dollar. We saw many places we wouldnt have gone ourself. Central market was worth seeing, both som brushes and they even fixed it so it would fit in the suitcase. Slave market was very touching, memory for life.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Prices are great. Food is wonderful. Get lost for a couple hours or make friends with the locals. We went in the evening and the streets came alive with smells and sounds

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Easton, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not easy to get around. Need a guide to explain what you are looking at. People friendly but a little pushy.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We traveled as friends in December 2015.Stone town has a rich history and culture..from the old Arabic buildings to the Sultan's Palace,the former slave market,Old Fort,Forodhani Gardens(great seafood,lovely view of the sea..but beware of being overcharged for food!)..and the surrounding Islands..It's a beautiful place and we are definetly going back.

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Salina, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really didn't know what to expect. It wasn't an "over the top" place and tour. Was surprised they didn't expand more relative to the slave trade. A lot of buildings falling apart. The market was interesting. Lots of people competing for your dollars...many selling the same things.

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you enjoy history you will enjoy this city tour. A lot of old buildings and history attached to it. I enjoyed walking in those small streets of Stone Town. We even went to the spice market in town and bought cheap spices. We enjoyed our tour big time!!

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Somerset East
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really great walking tour - as long as you have a good guide! Our guide assisted with bargaining, and was very knowledgable.

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