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Zanzibar

Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous archipelago off the coast of Tanzania, consisting of Zanzibar Island (locally, Unguja), Pemba Island, and many smaller islands. Zanzibar island is approximately 90 km long and 30 km wide.

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Matemwe

Matemwe is a village on the East Coast of Zanzibar.

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Paje

Paje is a village in Zanzibar in Tanzania. It is on the east coast of Zanzibar island.

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Jambiani

Jambiani is in Zanzibar.

43km

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Kendwa

Kendwa is a village in the north of Zanzibar, about 3 km south from Nungwi.

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Nungwi

Nungwi is a charming little village at the northern tip of Zanzibar.

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Dar es Salaam

city in Tanzania

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Pemba Island

Pemba Island is an island forming part of the Zanzibar Archipelago in Tanzania, located approximately 50 km north of Unguja, the largest island in the archipelago and main visitor destination. Visitors to Pemba however with find a dramatically different experience from the increasingly touristy and resort-developed Unguja, as Pemba has managed to maintain a strong sense of traditional identity within relative isolation.

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Tanga

city in Tanzania

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Morogoro

city

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Sights

Old Fort of Zanzibar

Adjacent to the House of Wonders, is a heavy stone fortress that was built in the 17th century by the Omani. It has a roughly square shape; the internal courtyard is now a cultural centre with shops, workshops, and a small arena where live dance and music shows are held daily.

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Forodhani Gardens

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House of Wonders

Probably the most well-known landmarks of Stone Town. It was built in 1883 and restored after the Anglo-Zanzibar War of 1896. A former Sultan's residence, it became the seat of the Afro-Shirazi Party after the revolution. It was the first building in Zanzibar to have electricity and the first building in East Africa to have a lift. Since 2000, its interior has been dedicated to a museum on Swahili and Zanzibar culture.

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Hamamni Persian Baths

A complex of public baths built at the end of the 19th century by Shirazi architects for Sultan Barghash bin Said. These baths are not open anymore but are open to visitors. Visits are limited to some areas of the original complex because part of it (e.g., the restaurant) has since been adapted for private residences

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Sultan's Palace, Zanzibar

Another former sultan's palace, also located on the seafront, to the north of the House of Wonders. It was built in late 19th century, and now hosts a museum about the daily life of the Zanzibari royal family, including items that belonged to Sayyida Salme, a former Zanzibar princess that fled to relocate in Europe with her husband

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Christ Church, Zanzibar

Purchased by missionaries, the church sits atop the world's last slave market. The altar is said to be built over the market's whipping post.

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Old Dispensary (Zanzibar)

Built from 1887 to 1894 to serve as a charity hospital for the poor, it was later used as a dispensary. It is one of the most finely decorated buildings of Stone Town, with large carved wooden balconies, stained-glass windows, and neo-classical stucco adornments. After falling into decay in the 1970s and 1980s, the building was accurately restored by the AKTC.

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Uroa

26km

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Chwaka

28km

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Bagamoyo

town

43km

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Kizimkazi

44km

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Stone Town

Tanzania
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 was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2000.

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