Stone Town

The Palace Museum

Stone Town is the main city on Zanzibar. It is a city of prominent historical and artistic importance in East Africa. Its architecture, mostly dating back to the 19th century, reflects the diverse influences underlying the Swahili culture, with a unique mixture of Moorish, Arab, Persian, Indian and European elements. For this reason, the town has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2000.

Get in

By plane

Zanzibar International Airport is the only airport on the island and accessible by many domestic and international destinations. For more information see the Zanzibar article.

By boat

Boats to Stone Town can be boarded from Dar es Salaam or Pemba. For more information see the Zanzibar article.

By Dalladalla

Most dalladalla leave from the Creek Road at the Darajani Market   . . All have destinations signboards and numbers, what makes it quite easy to handle.

Nungwi=116; Kiwenga=117; Matemwe=118; Chwaka=206; Uroa=214; Unguja Ukuu=308; Jambiani=309; Makunduchi=310; Bewejuu=324; Kizmkazi=326; Amani=501; Bububu=502; Airport(U/Ndege)=505

Get around






Mercury's Restaurant. A really nice Bar which also serves a good variety of cocktails



The cheapest budget hotels start from $14 for a dorm bed. normal budget hotel prices range Tsh 45,000 to 90,000 and that's during the low season, where several hotels actually stay closed due to lack of customers. The quoted prices are after bargaining: low-season is a good time to do so and not having your bags with you when doing so, will also give you a boost.





Outside Stonetown

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