) is the third largest city in Tanzania
, located some 60 km to the north-east from Bagamoyo
. The capital city Dodoma
is in 500 km to the west. According to the latest census, the population of Zanzibar City is about 403,700 people, making it the third largest city in Tanzania. Many people visit Zanzibar City each year to take a look at its famous historic districts and forts.
Zanzibar City is served by Zanzibar (IATA: ZNZ) airport which is 10 km away.
Things to do in Zanzibar City
Stone Town or Mji Mkongwe, in Swahili meaning " ancient town" is the old part of Zanzibar City (or Unguja Mjini) - the capital of the island of Unguja, informally known as Zanzibar, a part of Tanzania.
The Old Fort (Swahili: Ngome Kongwe), also known as the Arab Fort and by other names, is a fortification located in Stone Town, the capital of Zanzibar. It is the oldest building and a major visitor attraction of Stone Town. It is located on the main seafront, adjacent to another landmark building of the city, the House of Wonders (former palace of the Sultan of Zanzibar), and facing the Forodhani Gardens.
The Sultan's Palace (Arabic: بيت الساحل), Bait As-Sahel was destroyed in the Anglo Zanzibar war of 1896, is one of the main historical buildings of Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania. It is a 3-story building with merlon-decorated white walls, located in Mizingani Road, on the seafront, between the House of Wonders and the Old Dispensary.
The Darajani Market (or Bazaar) is the main bazaar in Stone Town, Zanzibar. It is also known as Estella Market (after Countess Estella, sister of Lloyd Mathews, Prime Minister of Zanzibar) and informally as Marikiti Kuu (in swahili, " main market" ). The market is located in Darajani Road, in the surroundings of the Anglican Cathedral of Christ.
If you have seen everything in Zanzibar City already, take a look on the outskirts of the town. If you will be around, try one of the following places:
Also, check out the photographs of other travellers in the area.