I’ve been commissioned to write quite a few pieces on Stone Town and the island of Zanzibar, since I returned from my travels in Africa. Unguja, often referred to as ‘The Spice Island’ is a popular destination among honeymooners, wellbeing travellers and anyone looking for a unique side to Africa’s east coast.
If you’re looking to really dig beneath the surface of Zanzibari culture, my advice would be not to overlook a stay in the city of Stone Town. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the most historical part of the island’s capital, Zanzibar City, and is packed with culture, offering an intriguing peek into Zanzibar’s past. Its labyrinthine streets and crumbling buildings (and iffy electricity) can be off-putting to some people. But its raw and – sometimes overwhelming – character are far outweighed by the amazing cultural discoveries you make here.
My advice when you visit Stone Town would be to plan ahead and do your research and read my piece for Cheapflights on How to spend 24 hours in Stone Town, Zanzibar. If you are looking for further inspiration, check out some of my posts here on the blog including A Paradise Stay at Zawadi, Zanzibar Doors – intriguing pieces of history in Stone Town and Reasons to fall in love with Zanzibar.
How to spend 24 hours in Stone Town, Zanzibar
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