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Zanzibar City (Unguja) 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
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.
Old Fort of Zanzibar
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.
Sultan's Palace, Zanzibar
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.
Darajani Market
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:

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Zanzibar City tourist attractions and interesting places

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Stone Town

Stone Town or Mji Mkongwe, in Swahili meaning 'ancient town', is the

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Old Fort of Zanzibar

The Old Fort (Swahili: Ngome Kongwe), also known as the Arab Fort and

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Sultan's Palace, Zanzibar

The Sultan's Palace (Arabic: بيت الساحل), Bait As-Sahel was destroye

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Darajani Market

The Darajani Market (or Bazaar) is the main bazaar in Stone Town,

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Forodhani Gardens

The Forodhani Gardens (also known as Jubilee Gardens and more recently

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House of Wonders

The House of Wonders or Palace of Wonders (in Arabic: Beit-al-Ajaib,

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Old Dispensary

Old Dispensary or the Old Dispensary may refer to:

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St. Joseph's Cathedral, Zanzibar

The Roman Catholic cathedral of St. Joseph is one of the most

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Hamamni Persian Baths

The Hamamni Persian Baths is located in a historical building of Stone

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Abeid Amani Karume International Airport

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Malindi Mosque

Malindi Mosque is a mosque in Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania, located

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Chumbe Lighthouse

The Chumbe Lighthouse is located in Chumbe Island in Zanzibar.

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Hotels in Zanzibar City

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MTONI MARINE HOTEL

starting $150

Zanzibar Hotel

starting $70

Zanzibar Palace Hotel

starting $185

Safari Lodge Hotel

starting $50

Abla Beach Hotel & Apartments Zanzibar

starting $75

Zanzibar Lodge

starting $35

The Island Town

starting $34

The Swahili House

starting $170

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