Places to visit in Zanzibar City

Top Things to Do in Zanzibar City, Tanzania

Places to Visit in Zanzibar City

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  • Tottimusy
    France8 contributions
    Beautiful amazing white sandbank in the middle of beautiful blue clear waters.
    Nakupenda is etremely georgeous.it was only 10 mins boat ride from tembo hotel.
    All guides here cook delicious sea food lunch which you are served with chips.
    You can organise a private tour with the star tours guys babli +255756983368
    It was well organised and really appreciate .
    Written 27 September 2022
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  • Nancy H
    Portland, OR15 contributions
    Feeding the turtles was a treat and learning the history of the island. The bummer was several people had been before and you had to pay the entrance fee to eat at the restaurant.
    Written 29 September 2022
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  • Rose M
    Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
    Stone town is undeniably a historical masterpiece. The place is rightfully a UNESCO World Heritage town for great reasons. The Swahili and Arabian culture is visible in the town's architecture and magnificent cathedrals. The narrow winding streets add to the city's uniqueness and splendor. However, I agree that the town's popularity has attracted numerous people making it significantly crowded. As such, I would advise you acquire the services of a trusted guide like Suleiman ( 255756983368) to navigate the crowds. I assure you that Stine Town is the culture capital of Zanzibar and you'll be thrilled.
    Written 2 August 2022
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  • dmittleman
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL1,444 contributions
    We did a biking tour through the plantation. This was a great way to get around, see some local life, and learn about the spices. Lunch was delicious, plentiful, and well served. The fruit tasting at the end was a nice bonus.
    Written 24 July 2021
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  • Locococomama
    Evergreen, Colorado, United States1,128 contributions
    Interesting history. Wish we had a story telling guide to really enjoy it. Choose your guide wisely. We used the one from our otherwise great safari company and ours was not even decent at sharing the history with us. We listened in to others and yearned to be with them.
    Written 24 September 2022
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  • Adewale
    Lagos, Nigeria732 contributions
    A visit to big body spice farm is what you'd expect on a typical spice farm tour. There's a negotiable entry fee (ours was approx. USD15 per person), after which a local guide from the farm takes you round the different plants/trees/spices while giving a brief overview of each one. There was quite a wide variety of these on the day of our visit - coffee, cardamom, cinnamon, curry, vanilla etc. Visitors are also presented with gifts (usually artefacts such a crown, a necktie and a bracelet all made from plants on the farm) as well as allowed to drink fresh coconut water for free and eat some fruits at an additional fee. Towards the end of the tour, visitors are able to purchase local spices, perfume and incense all made from the plants within the farm (generally in the range of USD10 per piece).

    At the end of it all, an optional tip to the tour guides is "encouraged." 🙂

    Overall it's an interesting experience.
    Written 29 November 2021
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  • roma
    9 contributions
    These guys stole my heart. They are honest and frank and kind people. I'd like to hang out with them in my free time and speak about art, life and everything.
    Written 28 February 2021
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  • Steeve
    Kigali, Rwanda4,025 contributions
    Enjoyable ride from Dar Es Salaam to Zanzibar and back. For 35 dollars per person. I paid by card at a counter (it said VIP counter, but I bought economy tickets). I suggest you this counter if you want to pay by card. I am not sure the other counters have card readers... Some people say it's crowded, but it's not exactly true. It's Africa. Everything is slow here. If you are in a hurry, it won't work. But why are you in a hurry on holidays? If you arrive two hours before your journey, there will be a very small queue at that counter, only like two or three people in front of you. Have a safe journey!
    Written 27 December 2021
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  • MajaŠtepec
    Slovenia16 contributions
    We spent quite a long time in a marina with our catamaran and I must say that it is a nice place to sit.It's well protected from winds,you have electricity and water(usually is high pressured after 11am till evening-so if you need to clean your boat,that's the best time)..you can also get a truck and fill tanks with fuel if you need(but they want cash).Staff and manager Don were very friendly and helpful,we had their mobile numbers and we just called when we needed help.With a taxi it's only few minutes to reach fresh fruit and vegi and around 10 minutes to reach bigger markets with groceries.We also had dog with and we could took him for walks around marina every day..that was much appreciated.We had great experience with marina and we will come back for sure.
    Written 9 June 2021
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  • andrewsoj
    Kampala, Uganda8 contributions
    We were waking by Hurumzi Street, tired and had a lot of language but this mini Market provided a convenient stop over to rest and make a quip pick of essential daily use items, drinks, chocolate and biscuits.
    Written 2 June 2019
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  • Erindel66
    Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain4,712 contributions
    A small oasis of tranquility and shade that is worth visiting after visiting the Old Fort.

    Small park located between the fort and the sea, which has a small kiosk.

    It is part of the Old Town promenade, where there are rows of old cannons and from where you can have good views of some coastal islands.

    Recommended.
    Written 3 September 2022
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  • Suly A
    13 contributions
    The Kizimkazi Mosque is a mosque situated on the southern tip of the island of Zanzibar in Tanzania and is one of the oldest Islamic buildings on the East African coast.Despite its name, it is located in Dimbani, not Kizimkazi, which is three miles away (this is because the official names of these two joined villages are Kizimkazi Dimbani and Kizimkazi Mtendeni). According to a preserved kufic inscription, it was built in 1107 by settlers from Shiraz. Although the inscription and certain coral-carved decorative elements date from the period of construction, the majority of the present structure was rebuilt in the 18th century.
    Written 4 January 2017
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  • Tas G
    Athens, Greece1,292 contributions
    Is an African traditional market where you can find anything you want in very good prices. A place where all sellers come to trade their goods. Everywhere you see there are colours and smells. Many fruits and vegetables, meats and fish and many other goods.
    It is usually very crowded especially on sundays and a little bit dirty.
    Is something that you are not familiar with but worth a lot a vist to see the tradition and the culture.
    Spice corners are full of amazing smells and colours
    Written 15 January 2021
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  • Erindel66
    Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain4,712 contributions
    Obligatory place of pilgrimage for all Freddy Mercury fans. It is the house where he was born, although he did not live there for long as his parents sent him to India with his grandmother when he was eight years old and when the 1963's Zanzibar revolution they all left for England.

    There are only photographs in the museum.

    It is the first museum dedicated to him.
    Written 3 September 2022
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  • SazG
    Winchester, UK31 contributions
    I was here on Easter Sunday and it was great that there was an English language Holy Communion in the side chapel. The Swahili language service was taking place in the main part of the cathedral and was well attended.
    It was so sad to see the memorial to the slave trade just next door and to know what terrible suffering took place there.
    Written 23 April 2022
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