The Stone Town of Zanzibar is a fine example of the Swahili coastal trading towns of East Africa. It retains its urban fabric ... More
Stone Town of Zanzibar
The Stone Town of Zanzibar is a fine example of the Swahili coastal trading towns of East Africa. It retains its urban fabric and townscape virtually intact and contains many fine buildings that reflect its particular culture, which has brought together and homogenized disparate elements of the cultures of Africa, the Arab region, India, and Europe over more than a millennium.
I found Stonetown to be an exotic location, with most the modern amenities of a developed country and safety (it is safe after dark). It is large enough to have a range of restaurants (the fishermen’s market is definitely a place that everyone must do dinner once even if one does not like seafood), hotels and activities, but yet still small enough to be easily accessible. Take a water taxi to a nearby island or spend hours walking down the seemingly endless maze of streets and alleys gawking at the mix of African, Arab and colonial architecture. If that is not enough to keep busy for a week, head up north for more of a party atmosphere in Nungwi, or to the East for the island’s best and most exclusive beaches and SCUBA diving. The only down side was the “tour guides” who want money for any little thing they do (or say they did for you) even when one does not want the help and they never leave you alone. One can easily manage the island without their “help” and added cost. In my six weeks in Africa, Zanzibar was my favorite destination. It also did not smell funny to me.
TANZANITE BEACH RESORT is situated on a beautiful beach in Nungwi, on the north coast of paradise island of Zanzibar,
Tanzania.Accommodation is in 14 tastefully decorated self contained double and single roooms, all with private balconies and magnificent views ...
Created by Vernon March, this memorial honors the South African soldiers who died in the two World Wars and the
Korean War. It is situated at the bottom of Adderley Street a few steps from the Van Riebeeck Statues ...
The OVC Travel Office specializes in cheap flights, visa services, travel insurance, work holiday visas, a full range of day
tours, overland tours, and southern Africa excursions. In Cape Town, OVC are probably best known for arranging the (seemingly ...