Stone Town, Zanzibar is a unique and enchanting travel destination, a place full of mystery and allure and yet it comes with both a dark past and enthralling history.
Top Things To Do in Stone Town Zanzibar
1. Get lost
2. Stone Town Beach
3. The Old Fort
Right next to the beach is one of the most historic and important buildings in Stone Town, the old Fort, build by the Arabs from Oman in the 18th century to defend Stone Town from the Portuguese. It’s the oldest building in Stone Town and a popular tourist attraction now full of restaurants and souvenir shops.
4. Forodhani Gardens Food Market
Right next to the old fort is Forodhani Gardens, which you can visit both in the day time and at night, In the day it’s a peaceful place to walk around and a welcome haven from the busting streets of Stone Town. There’s a beautiful old band stand, a view of the beach, the old fort and the house of wonders.
At night-time the gardens turn into a simple but fun food markets, which most stalling selling the same dishes. There’s a real mix of cuisine here, from Arabic to Indian and trying some “Zanzibar pizza” as well a few pieces of grilled meat on a stick is a must. Stay away from the seafood, at least that’s what I was told!
5. Prison Island
6. Admire the Zanzibar doors
7. Find a good sunset bar
8. Eat at Lukmaan
Everyone here recommends this place for local food and they are right to as it’s simple THE best place in Stone Town to get a taste of local cuisine. Watch my video to see what I ate!