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Stone Town

Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+255 784 964 338
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Stone Town is a must visit in zanzibar. I would recommend a visit to the prison exhibit, prison... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Roshan J
via mobile
Real people, real markets, really interesting

We toured Stonetown and found out about the Zazibar Doors, slave traders, local markets, street... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Brian S
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  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
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“narrow streets” (12 reviews)
“slave market” (18 reviews)
“alley ways” (4 reviews)
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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+255 784 964 338
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stone Town is a must visit in zanzibar. I would recommend a visit to the prison exhibit, prison Island and the local market. The sand bank was overrated in my view but nevertheless was a nice experience

Thank Roshan J
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We toured Stonetown and found out about the Zazibar Doors, slave traders, local markets, street shopping and food options. Saide was super infomative and a storyteller for sure.

Thank Brian S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This part of the town has known better days. Old houses and palaces are crumbling down, but the doors still stand!! These enormous elaborately carved wooden doors with it's brass points are breath taking and resist the centuries. Lots of little souvenirs shops in the...More

Thank Ronel V
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came to Zanzibar without any expectations or much planning. My mother had found Mo on TripAdvisor earlier and had contacted him. I’m so glad she did. He was just delightful - knowledgeable about Zanzibar but more than that he treated us like his own,...More

Thank Aparajita G
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My daughter and I landed in Zanzibar last week..I had contacted a driver cum guide ,Mohammed Nobel whose details I got from trip advisor..he was there to receive us.He s so knowledgable,polite and always on time .We used him for the whole trip .We did...More

Thank simran711
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Reviewed 4 days ago

When you take a walk in Stone Town, you are walking in the past! In another time! It's an amazing feeling! Must do it!

Thank Popescu A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was interesting to walk around Stone Town. There were a few intriguing shops (second generation wooden chest maker, NGO organization making bags and such), but many touristy shops. Worth going to the Slave Museum, and just people watching in town.

Thank parrot50
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stone Town is a charming, busy little place. It’s always great to visit somewhere that’s quite touristy but still lived in by the locals. Bikes zoom through the narrow lanes, old men chat on the stoops and kids race around. It’s ramshackle for sure— which...More

2  Thank AC505
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Initially I was disappointed as I was expecting lots of open air bazaars offering spices, local cuisine and souveniers at a reasonable price. But being a History major I was impressed by the historical buildings, influence of Indian and Arabic culture and the Slave trade...More

Thank Sherwin L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If I ever go back to the island, I will definitely be spending at least 2 nights here. One afternoon was not enough to fully enjoy the winding roads, the beautiful doorways hiding secrets and the amazing food! Stone Town felt like another world. The...More

Thank Shafeeqahi
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Ramesh C
21 June 2018|
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Response from Mzee A | Reviewed this property |
HI, Rajesh. I would recommend AMOUR as your tour guide, He has been doing a very good job.his phone number +255656249763.
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hotrods_n_curls
28 April 2018|
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Response from hooper45 | Reviewed this property |
I booked it thru trip advisor. It was a good tour and reasonable price. We did the city/spice farm tour.
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seattlerupali
9 April 2018|
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Response from Petra_Somnea | Reviewed this property |
9-10 days.. If I'll go again I would choose north for the beach Kendwa or Nungwi. Beach is the best there, no seaweed. For Stonetown you can choose to stay 1-2 nights or take a day tour.
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