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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. 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

  • 3. 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

  • 4. 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

  • 5. 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

  • 6. 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

  • 7. 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

  • 8. 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

  • 9. 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

  • 10. 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

  • 11. 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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