Stone Town (Zanzibar)

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    Top Descriptions

    Stone Town is a classic East African experience, a melting pot of African, Swahili and Arabic cultures and a successful slave and trading port for many centuries. With a smattering of worthwhile sights and a confusing maze of active and fascinating narrow lanes, Stone Town is sure to beguile the first-time visitor for at least a day or two. This is a traditional and religious town, however, so don’t expect late night revelry and bikini-clad beach goers here – save that for other much less populous parts of . – Daniel
     
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    Top Tips

    Although interesting historically, culturally and architecturally – particularly in an East African context – don’t bank on spending more than a day in Stone Town if you’re exploring it solely as a sightseer.
    Any shop, restaurant or (maybe even) hotel away from the coast will probably refuse to serve you alcohol – at least they did to us. If you are thirsty, head towards the Floating Restaurant at the and work your way from there.
    A good start to your exploration would be around the , and area.
    It is hot here, but it can be breezy too. Enjoy those breezy spots when you find them.
     
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    The Location

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      Name in local script:Mji Mkongwe
      Also known as:Old Town
       
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      Environment type:ocean
      Location type:town, urban
       
      Religion type:Christianity, Islam

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      How much will it cost us?

      Currency:Tanzanian Shilling (TZS)
      Average daily budget:TZS72,000

      When should we go there, and for how long?

      Average time taken:1 night
      High season:December
      Low season:March, April, May

        How can we get in contact?

        Language(s):English, Swahili
        Timezone:UTC+03:00
        Country calling code:255

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          Geographical feature:Indian Ocean

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          Number of attractions visited:4
           
          Travel time to attractions:10 minutes
          Travel time to next location:1 hour, 15 minutes
           
          Altitude:sea level
          Population:205,870 (Zanzibar City)
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