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What to see in Zanzibar

Anglican Cathedral and Slave Market

The colossal Anglican Cathedral in Stone Town is located on the grounds of the islands largest slave market, which closed…

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Central Market

A vibrant array of colours and spicy scents lure visitors to the animated Central Market in Stone Town. Opened in 1904…

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House of Wonders (Beit el-Ajaib)

The first building in Zanzibar to have electricity and the first building in East Africa to have an elevator, Beit el-Ajaib…

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Jozani Chwaka Bay Conservation Area

The largest conservation area in Zanzibar and the only remaining natural mangrove forest on the island, the Jozani Chwaka…

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Mafia Island

Mafia Island, along with Pemba and Zanzibar, form the famous Spice Islands off the coast of Tanzania. While the name…

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Mangapwani Caves

After the abolition of slavery in 1897, the industry literally went underground and the Mangapwani Caves stand testament…

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Maruhubi and Mtoni Palace Ruins

If you are looking for a place to escape the bustle of Stone Town for a few hours, head north to the peaceful Maruhubi…

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National Museum (Peace Memorial Museum)

Home to a wealth of Zanzibar's memorabilia, the National Museum is a great place to discover the intriguing history and…

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Northern Beaches

There are many superb white beaches, warm waters and picturesque villages around Zanzibar ideal for those wanting to…

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Nungwi

By day a sleepy hamlet on the north coast of Zanzibar, tourists in Nungwi are mostly there to sunbathe, swim, indulge…

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Old Dispensary (Aga Khan Cultural Centre)

An architectural symbol of the mixed bag of cultures evident in Zanzibar's history, the elaborate Old Dispensary was…

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Old Fort

Built at the turn of the 17th century on the remains of a Portuguese church and crumbling Arab garrison, the burly Old…

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Palace Museum

Illuminating the lifestyle of the Sultan legacy in Zanzibar, the Palace Museum, (originally called the Sultan's Palace),…

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