Beit el-Ajaib (House of Wonders) Zanzibar National Museum

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Museum:Beit el-Ajaib (House of Wonders) Zanzibar National Museum
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The Museum

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Also known as:House of Wonders Museum
 
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Art type:local histroy

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How much will it cost us?

Currency:Tanzanian Shilling (TZS)
 
Ticket type:Cost:
adult (non-resident)TZS6,000
child (non-resident)TZS1,000

How long should it take us?

Average time taken:30 minutes
 
Day:Opens:Closes:
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High season:June to October, December to March
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Language(s):Arabic, English, Swahili
Timezone:UTC+03:00
Country calling code:254

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Address:Malindi road, Stone Town, Zanzibar
 
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Top Tips

If you’re on a budget, make sure you pay in the local currency as the USD/TZS conversions don’t match up.
You could try your luck at getting in for two-for-one (if you’re with a friend). It worked for us!
Do make sure you head upstairs as some of the better exhibits -many of them ivory, sadly – are up there.
If you need the toilet, you might want to go elsewhere. There are, however, some battered classic cars beside the toilets that you might want to check out – though who knows if they are exhibits or not!
 
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Beit el-Ajaib (House of Wonders) Zanzibar National Museum Forum

Old Fort

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Fort:Old Fort
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The Fort

What should we know?

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Location type:island, rural, town,

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Services:bathrooms, café
Shops:souvenirs

How much will it cost us?

Currency:Tanzanian Shilling (TZS)
 
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How long should it take us?

Average time taken:15 minutes
 
Day:Opens:Closes:
everyday9am10pm
 
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Telephone:0659 788 828
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Language(s):English, Swahili
Timezone:UTC+03:00
Country calling code:255

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Altitude:14m
Built:17th century
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Top Tips

It’s worth coming here out of architectural interest alone, and the setting beside the and ocean is certainly alluring.
Expect to find an amphitheatre inside the fort, a tourist information office or two, a restaurant, and a few rows of souvenir stalls. Don’t plan on spending too much time here.
Combine this with a visit to the and the .
 
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Snacks
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Old Dispensary

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The Historical Building

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Location type:port, rural, town

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Services:bathrooms
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Currency:Tanzanian Shilling (TZS)
 
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How long should it take us?

Average time taken:15 minutes
 
Day:Opens:Closes:
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9am
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High season:June to October, December to March
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How can we get in contact?

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

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Geographical feature:Indian Ocean
 
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Altitude:12m

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Top Tips

Come here mainly for this building’s ornate and well-maintained façade.
It’s free of charge to enter the building if you want to have a look around, but don’t expect to find much more than a few small business and souvenir shops.
This seems to be a popular spot for local touts, so do be a little on your guard when outside the building (and around the in general).
 
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Old Dispensary Forum

Forodhani Gardens

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Town park:Forodhani Gardens
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The Town Park

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Environment type:ocean, rocky
Location type:rural, town

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Services:cafes, food stalls, restaurants
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Currency:Tanzanian Shilling (TZS)
 
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How long should it take us?

Average time taken:20 minutes
 
Day:Opens:Closes:
everyday24 hours
 
Temporarily closed:
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How can we get in contact?

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

How can we get there?

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Address:Stone Town, Zanzibar
 
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Size:
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Altitude:13m

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Top Tips

More of a park than a gardens, this is a good spot for a stroll – especially in the evenings when the gardens fill out with temporary food stands and “chefs” in their chef hats.
If you’re in the area, do take the opportunity to visit the and .
The Floating Restaurant (which doesn’t float at all) in the middle of the park is one of the better spots in for an evening beer.
 
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Captivation
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General costs
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Recommendation
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Ability to cook
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Freedom
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Tolerance (affection)
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Tolerance (drugs)
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Tolerance (LGBT)
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Beggars
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Hassle
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Hawkers
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Insects
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Mosquitoes
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Noise
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Picnicking
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Sunbathing
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Entertainment
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Memorability
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Quality
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Recommendation
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Tour groups
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Tourists
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Air quality
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Pollution
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Variation in terrain
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Flood
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Rain
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Wind
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Birdlife (viewing)
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Wildlife (viewing)
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Accessibility (car)
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Accessibility (disabled)
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Accessibility (foot)
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Accessibility (public transport)
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Cyclepaths
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Disorientation factor
1
Footpaths
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Signs
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Trails
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Ticket costs
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Value for money
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Danger (humans)
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Dengue
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Malaria
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Robbery
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Wild dogs
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Equipment (weatherproof)
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Sun protection
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Ability to take photos
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Photogenic factor
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Distance to hospital
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Safety
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Security
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Cleanliness
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Maintenance
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Modernity
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Time needed
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