Your Ultimate Guide to Stone Town, Zanzibar

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Stone Town is a fascinating destination, especially if you prefer cities that are a little less polished and metropolitan. Things here may not be shiny and new, but you’ll quickly become enchanted by the slower pace and friendly people. History Stone Town is actually the old part of Zanzibar City, while Ng’ambo is the “new … Read more Your Ultimate Guide to Stone Town, Zanzibar

The Tortoises of Prison Island, Zanzibar

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“Hand me your shoes.” The quiet, no-nonsense guide requested with his hands out towards me, gesturing to my sandalled feet. Mark and I had decided that while in Zanzibar, we wanted to venture out to Prison Island, a small island about 5.6 km from Stone Town. It’s home to about one hundred giant, rare tortoises. We were the … Read more The Tortoises of Prison Island, Zanzibar

The Dark History of Stone Town’s Anglican Christ Church Cathedral

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Stone Town is located on the west coast of the Zanzibar Archipelago. Historically, its geographical location, natural harbour and temperate climate gave the town an economic advantage as a bustling trading center. While Zanzibar is most well known for its spice trade, it once also played a large part in a darker, more disturbing business: slavery. … Read more The Dark History of Stone Town’s Anglican Christ Church Cathedral