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Nr. Beit el-Ajaib, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting to find out more about Stone town and it's history. Not sure about the stalls selling trinkets around the edge!

Thank Lynne R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are in Stone Town, you definitely have to see old fort - it’s one of the most interesting place to see.

Thank Nataly N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Few people seem to visit despite it being in the hustle and bustle of Stonetown. There is very little information or guidance to benefit from. There’s also a few stalls selling things that are quite aggressive by Zanzibari standards. I assume because they get few...More

Thank DaveSwin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide ended our tour here and it is a must see! Castle like with rich history. Also has festivals inside certain points of the year!

Thank Shelley O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I didnt even realise it was some historical thing to see. It looked like a fort all right but we went in and it was full of people selling overpriced goods and whatnot. I only wandered in because a lady found me on the street...More

Thank Júlia K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the old fort. There iare information boards explaining its history and is quite interesting. Now it houses quite a few shops, tourist information, and has had an amphitheatre added to make it an arts venue. Worth a quick visit if in Stonetown.

Thank ExiledDonkey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since the iconic House of Wonders was closed for renovation, we went directly to the Old Fort. Over the centuries, the fort had various uses from prison to tennis club. Today, thanks to some modernization and the addition of the huge amphitheater, the fort is...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our guided tour included a 'walk through' this fort, where the center has an assortment of vendors selling their wares. We didn't actually tour the fort, as it appears one just walks through the open area and exits the other end. The place is not...More

Thank Prof61
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is nice to see how they don't want to remodel it and leave it's history, but it is a shame they glorify only the history of those who gives them money to do so... for me, it felt like once they were slaved against...More

Thank Ooty a
Reviewed September 11, 2018

Yet another gloomy monument of stone town. Inside there are a few tourists traps, including souvenir shops, hairdressers and jewelry sellers. Don't buy anything there!!! In fact - don't gp there at all, there's really nothing to see anyway.

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