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  • 1. Anglican Cathedral

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This was the first Anglican cathedral in East Africa and its crucifix was carved from the tree under which explorer David Livingstone's heart...Read More

  • 2. Askari Monument


    This bronze statue was erected by the British in 1927 in memory of African troops who died during World War I. (The word askari means "soldier...Read More

  • 3. Beit el-Ajaib

    Notable Building

    Known as the House of Wonders because it was the first building in Zanzibar to use electric lights, this four-story palace is still one of the...Read More

  • 4. Botanical Gardens


    If you are heading to the National Museum it's well worth a quiet stroll through the indigenous plants in the botanical gardens. It provides...Read More

  • 5. Changu Island


    This tiny island, just a 20-minute boat ride from Stone Town, was once a prison and a quarantine location. Now it's a tropical paradise that...Read More

  • 6. Chumbe Island


    Between the Tanzanian coast and the islands of Zanzibar, Chumbe Island is the country's first marine national park. It's home to 400 species...Read More

  • 7. Darajani Market

    Notable Building

    This gable-roofed structure built in 1904 and also know as Estella Market, houses a sprawling fruit, fish, meat, and vegetable market. Goods...Read More

  • 8. Dhow Harbor

    Historic District/Site

    The scent of cloves hangs heavy in the air as stevedores load and unload sacks of the region's most valuable crops. Every day you'll spot dhows...Read More

  • 9. Forodhani Gardens


    This pleasant waterfront park is a favorite spot for an evening stroll both for locals and tourists. Dozens of venders sell grilled fish under...Read More

  • 10. Jozani Forest Reserve

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    Jozani Chakwa Bay National Park, Zanzibar's only national park, is home to this reserve where you'll find the rare Kirk's red colobus monkey...Read More

  • 11. Kivukoni Fish Market


    If you are feeling brave and interested in experiencing Dar's fish market at its nosiest and fishiest then wake up early and head down to Kivukoni...Read More

  • 12. Kondoa Rock Paintings


    Kolo, just south of Tarangire, is where you'll find some of the most accessible Kondoa rock paintings. From the last stage of the Stone Age...Read More

  • 13. Mt. Meru


    From the Momella Lakes the road toward Mt. Meru leads into a forest with a profusion of wildflowers. Here you'll encounter dik-diks and red...Read More

  • 14. Ngurdoto Forest and Crater


    After entering the park through the Ngurdoto Gate, you'll pass through the fig, olive, and wild mango trees of the Ngurdoto Forest. Farther...Read More

  • 15. Old Dispensary


    With intricately carved wood balconies that make it resemble a wedding cake, this former dispensary shines again after being renovated by community...Read More

  • 16. Old Fort

    Military Sight

    Built by the Portuguese in 1560, this bastioned fortress is the oldest structure in Stone Town. It withstood an attack from Arabs in 1754. It...Read More

  • 17. Tanzania National Museum and House of Culture


    Apart from the Leakey fossil discoveries, which are some of the most important in the world, there are also good displays of colonial exploration...Read More

  • 18. Zanzibar Butterfly Centre

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    This center is well worth a half hour visit. It's a community development project, and your entry fee pays for local farmers to bring in cocoons...Read More

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