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The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe): Tours & Tickets

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Has some gift shops. Take a picture with the wall in the background is nice. But it's a big wide open space inside. Not much to see once you are inside the fort/wall.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Geminican
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably more good then very good, we were lucky enough to be with a guide when we visited it so go a better insight into it then one might by just wandering around, worth a visit but even with a guide 15 minutes was long...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Shane B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked through the old fort and it was pretty sparse. There are some shops and stands where things are sold. There is also a coffee shop but I didn't visit it. It was free to enter, so the price was right.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 101lukeh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is not much to this fort but if you use your imagination and go back to when the Portuguese were in control of Stone Town it becomes alive.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank sealcoater
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked through the Fort. Not a lot to see Stalls selling items in part of it. Very old. Worth a quick walk through and a few pictures.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jzwickey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited as part of the Stone Town tour, our guide wasn’t too clear on a lot of things. Has some shops and stalls. A bit run down with overgrown grass and stray cats. Apparently used for outdoor musical and theatre events. A sad demise of...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed October 1, 2019

This is supposed to be the first building that was erected in Stone Town by the Portuguese sailors. There is no entrance fee but if it was we would have not visited the fort. The fort is empty and all you can see are the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed September 30, 2019 via mobile

Lots of history in this place, a very nice experience. Grounds are fun to walk around and worth doing a tour

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 658adeelz
Reviewed September 20, 2019

It is free to go inside,you just have to sign a book to say where you are from.It is a good place to get a free map of the town and retreat for a quiet drink hassle free.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank andrew w
Reviewed September 17, 2019

The time when your in Zanzibar - Stone Town don't miss go to visit this Museum. This building was built by the Arabs on the cite of Portuguese. Actual has got a huge history also you can take nice pictures.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Yussuf S
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