As you approach this fort you will ask yourself...."That's it?"
This is because the fort itself is located in the dense town of Zanzibar and not as the open space it may be perceived by photos. The fort by current construction for a for is small but was a decent size when it was built.
I traveled with a guide and we saw the courtyard and some of the battlements. The entire time spent there could take 30 minutes. There is some reconstruction that is taking place in the interior but nothing to disrupt any photos. There are some concerts and movies that are held here in the summer time. It would be advisable to check any performances if you are visiting at this time.
There is a tourist cafe located on premises and some souvenir shops. Facilities are located on premises.
Bring water, decent shoes for climbing the battlements, sunscreen, and camera.