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Indeed according to our city tour guide of Escapade tours, the name of the square is actually Kelele square meaning noisy, although it is actually fairly quiet. Maybe it was noisier before the Park Hyatt hotel was built on the beach front. Now its primarily...More
This square is just outside the Serena hotel where we stayed. It always has noisy tuktuks and taxis hoping for passengers so I wouldn't call it a tourist attraction. Other than the Serena hotel there are some other old buildings on the square. It was...More
It's actually Kelele Square - Kelele meaning noise in Swahili. I was told once by a former lecturer that he was the reason the square got its name. Pre-revolution, he used to play there with his friends, and they made so much noise that the...More
Actually it's KELELE Square (apparently that's Kiswahili for "noisy" but it's quiet enough nowadays). Not sure why it's listed as an attraction - it's just a square with grass and trees. The excellent Beyt al Salaam hotel is here.
Small, charming square in front of the Serena Hotel.
Shaded and a hang-out spot for lots of taxi drivers and tuk-tuk drivers who were waiting for business.
Picturesque. Nothing much there to compel a visit but a nice place to shelter from the sun.
You don't see alot of people around here. Some taxi drivers waiting outside Serena Hotel and some people sitting on the bench under the tree to escape the sun. Calm and beautiful place and nice to get away from the alleys in the city for...More
This a small area, but surrounded by history and well kept. The grass is always green and the flame tree is splendid in season. On one side is the old Cable and Wireless building (now Serena Hotel), next to it Travellers Cafe and an alley...More
Most of the buildings here have been renovated and ooze charm in both archetectural style and layout. The famous Zanzibar Serena Inn is located here. The area is clean and most safe even late at night.