Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Zanzibar City

THE 10 BEST Cheap Things to Do in Zanzibar City

Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Zanzibar City

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  • ToujoursLaRoute
    Iasi, Romania1,007 contributions
    We have spent just a few hours there, it is clearly enough. Strange place, quite a nice experience. It is difficult to swim by the beach, as there are a lot of "dhow" gathered around this small place. But we compensate with a snorkeling session just hudreds of meters away, at large.
    Written 11 January 2023
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  • Tamás B
    2 contributions
    A short trip to the turtles without booking a whole island tour: I managed to negotiate a return boat trip for 20.000 tsh. On the island you will pay entrance fee and some taxes which all costs 16.000 tsh. Then a guide will walk you to the entrance to turtles and you can spend about 1 h with them, you can feed them, pet them and get a lot of interesting information about them. It’s a very cool feeling walking between those giant turtles, the oldest one may be 150 years older than you 😉. The boat driver waited for us at the exit and took us back to Stone Town.
    Written 22 January 2023
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  • Adrian S
    7 contributions
    Stopped by the Anglican Church which also served as a slave market. Emotional, worth the price. Ask for a guide as this helps understand some of the history
    Written 22 January 2023
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  • Erindel66
    Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain4,965 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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  • 111avril
    Swindon, UK121 contributions
    Just great to wander through the old town, down narrow cobbled streets then onto the harbour and just watch the various boats from little to large coming and going.
    Written 11 January 2023
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  • Oldman8899
    New Delhi, India64 contributions
    Not exactly a shopping place for most tourists and yet a place to visit. A market of vegetables and other needs basically for the local inhabitants. An odd souvenir pickup of local handicraft. Backpackers dot it the most.
    Written 8 October 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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  • SF Guy
    San Francisco, CA813 contributions
    I got a chance to visit this beautiful historic building but there were no live performances currently due to COVID-19 but I got a chance to tour the building. There were several performers practicing and classes going on at the time. Wonder building and staff.
    Written 16 September 2020
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  • dmittleman
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL1,444 contributions
    These baths in a quiet part of town are nicely restored and give you a good idea of what they would have looked like in years past. The mannequins could use some updating (or removal) but the overall experience is good
    Written 24 July 2021
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  • SF Guy
    San Francisco, CA813 contributions
    This is a great old building with many hidden gems inside of great historic significance for the island. When entering be prepared to have someone offer to tour you around for a tip, though I prefer going at my own pace to tour museums. But this museum is a must see with great pieces to see from paintings to households items.
    Written 16 September 2020
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  • dmittleman
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL1,444 contributions
    The exterior of the fort is in good condition. There is not much left on the interior. There are a lot of souvenir stands in the fort. There are also some artists' studios as well. Please note that the artists' do not like their pictures taken. The merchandise is really no different from other stores in town.
    Written 24 July 2021
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  • Beachfanatic
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates13 contributions
    This is a very unique artistic place.
    The henna paintings are equisite! The ladies are extremely talented using this painting technique.

    I have purchased one of their artworks and wish had a bigger luggage to take more!

    They also do body henna painting in store, so I had my hand done.

    A must visit place if one loves art.
    Written 8 August 2022
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  • HoxtonGirl2020
    London, UK4 contributions
    A visit to this museum is a great introduction into Zanzibari history. Said, who runs the museum, is one of the best story tellers on the island.
    Written 6 April 2021
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  • MikeJennyQ
    Onalaska, WI841 contributions
    If you are a Mercury/Queen fan it is a fun stop feel a connection. More like a wall of recognition. Similar to being where other famous people lived as kids if you like connections. Overpriced
    Written 30 December 2022
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  • dmittleman
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL1,444 contributions
    A bit off the beaten path, this temple is quite lovely on the inside. Although you are supposedly allowed to take pictures (when there is no service), the temple keeper refused to allow pictures to be taken. Do visit, but don't expect a warm welcome.
    Written 24 July 2021
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