The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe)

The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe)

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  • Kimberley S
    Miami, Florida1,163 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    A part of Zanzibar History
    Like others have mentioned. It's were the walking tour starts. I also used it as a marking point when roaming the many narrow streets in town. History attached of course, defense mechanism back in the day, some sort of amphitheater inside. Vendors selling inside.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 26 September 2023
  • laczkozsu
    Debrecen, Hungary1,685 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historical monument
    It’s erected by the Oman Arabs between 1698-1701. Later it was used as barracks and a prison. Now it’s open for tourists, it’s free, we walked around and took some photos. I liked the open air theatre, but I didn’t like the shops everywhere. I think they destroy illusion.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 January 2024
  • graham e
    Birkenhead, United Kingdom564 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Plenty of history but not much to see
    Close to the sea front and on the main tourist route. Arabian, British and Portuguese ownership have shaped this crumbling fort. Open air amphitheatre with live music performances and small tourist shops selling the usual tourist nik naks
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 February 2024
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graham e
Birkenhead, UK564 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Close to the sea front and on the main tourist route.
Arabian, British and Portuguese ownership have shaped this crumbling fort.
Open air amphitheatre with live music performances and small tourist shops selling the usual tourist nik naks
Written 14 February 2024
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laczkozsu
Debrecen, Hungary1,685 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
It’s erected by the Oman Arabs between 1698-1701. Later it was used as barracks and a prison. Now it’s open for tourists, it’s free, we walked around and took some photos. I liked the open air theatre, but I didn’t like the shops everywhere. I think they destroy illusion.
Written 7 January 2024
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Niwaha B
Mbarara, Uganda22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
If you love history, then walking through the streets and museums. Great place to be in. People selling items, with a set of history like the grave of the first Bishop in East Africa,
The ivory and Gold exchange point of those years.
Personally i enjoyed being here.
Written 1 December 2023
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darius benas
Lithuania11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
There is no much to see only the history and do some shopping.you can just pass for photos.we just walked here alone after our stone town tour
Written 29 November 2023
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richj65
Chicago, IL1,239 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Walking along the streets, seeing what was along with today. This was not the highlight of my trip but still enjoyable. I advised you to get lost along the narrow paths so you can find shops and restaurants.
Written 19 November 2023
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Yussuf A
Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Business
The Old Fort is one of the museums in Stone Town.
Normally when I am on tour (Stone Town Tour) with my guests, I must take them to the Old Fort to give them a huge history.
It's free entrance and also has got a lot of tourist shops inside and one restaurant.
Nowadays the Old Fort it's the headquarters of the International Festival

Written 28 September 2023
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Kimberley S
Miami, FL1,163 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Like others have mentioned. It's were the walking tour starts. I also used it as a marking point when roaming the many narrow streets in town. History attached of course, defense mechanism back in the day, some sort of amphitheater inside. Vendors selling inside.
Written 26 September 2023
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aksel n
Copenhagen, Denmark12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Part of the stone town tour.nothing special to see but only the piece of history.The entrance is free.you can pass by and buy some souvenirs
Written 19 July 2023
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Guide48822446354
Stockholm, Sweden11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
A nice cool place with many shops to buy some souvenir.you can chil and have some drinks.make sure you have a guide if you love history
Written 9 July 2023
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nyambura m
Karen, Kenya8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
This is part of stone town walking tour.some shops inside to buy some souvenirs.very important history to learn about the arabs and the portugueese
Written 19 May 2023
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