Places to visit in Zanzibar City

Top Things to Do in Zanzibar City, Tanzania

Places to Visit in Zanzibar City


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Top Attractions in Zanzibar City

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What travellers are saying

  • afrisafaritour
    Zanzibar Island, Tanzania2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nakupenda sandbank is the one of beautiful place in zanzibar many of tourists they have excited to visit this place
    Book with us and let travel together
    Written 6 May 2024
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  • anna lucia
    Barcelona, Spain15 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Prison island also known as changuu island,quarantine centre.We visited the island with Atif to see the giant tortoises. The history was very nice.Prison island wasw an isolated island only people whoi were suffering from yellow fever were housed here.it was a 30 minutes boat ride from ngiome kongwe with atif.i must say atif was the best host +255 756 983 368.many thanks to him.
    Written 19 March 2024
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  • Monie
    Paris, France5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We learned alot about the slave market with the best guide suleiman.it was very interesting to learn the history and see the slave chambers.A lot of photos for memory.plan enough time for the history.definitely recommend the tour with suleiman +255756983368
    Written 19 April 2024
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  • laczkozsu
    Debrecen, Hungary2,132 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was a great experience for us to visit this African market with lots of products. Spices, fruits and vegetables were fresh and colorful, the fish and meat department was smelly and a bit shocking for me. It’s worth a visit.
    Written 7 January 2024
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  • graham e
    Birkenhead, UK579 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Between the fort and the sea are the gardens. Tidy with plenty of shade and a children's play area. Plenty of seats under the leafy canopy to sip and cold drink and relax in the shade.
    This place comes alive at night when the night market arrives, plenty of stalls selling food, gifts and goods.
    Written 14 February 2024
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  • cas brat
    Limburg Province, The Netherlands9 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We booked a private tour from kendwa rocks hotel .we had an amazing day with suleiman as our guide.very knowledgeable with the history and culture.very beautiful buildings,i recommend this tour with suleiman and babli +255 756 983 368.Dont miss visiting the old slave market.
    Written 2 March 2024
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  • Doug M
    Washington Dc, District Of Columbia182 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sadly only two of us in the audience for the Monday night shoulder season concert (no info online but right now they do concerts every Monday and Thursday at 8pm, for 15,000tzs, about $4 USD.

    A little over an hour of music, about six songs ranging in influence from Gujarati to Tamil, Bantu, Egyptian, Omani, Persian and I swear there was some Klezmer influence in there. Lovely music, spirited musicians. A little warm inside, bring water!
    Written 24 May 2023
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  • Cindy H
    Indianapolis, IN29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The museum is just 2 rooms at the end of a long row of tourist shops. There’s not a lot of actual display but Said’s passion for the life of Princess Salame, as well as his in-depth knowledge of Zanzibar history make this a great stop.

    He obviously cares a great deal about both topics and it comes through.

    File this under things we never learned in school (at least in the US), fascinating.
    Written 4 October 2023
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  • amandime colette
    Cannes, France28 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles