Old Dispensary Palace Museum Arab Fort House of Wonders Forodhani Gardens Unesco World Heritage Site Market Anglican Cathedral Persian Baths Slave Market St. Joseph's Cathedral Zanzibar map High Court National History Museum Peace Memorial Museum Old DispensaryPalace Museum Arab Fort House of WondersForodhani GardensUnesco World Heritage Site MarketAnglican CathedralPersian Baths Slave MarketSt. Joseph's Cathedral High Court National History Museum Peace Memorial Museum


Zanzibar’s lasting mystique has attracted travellers from around the world for centuries. Its beaches are world-renowned for their idyllic seascapes and island charm. The history stretches back to when the first dhows from Arabia and India discovered its natural harbour. Using the island as a stopover point for caravans that journeyed deep into the African interior, permanent settlement soon created the beginnings of what became Stone Town. Prosperity came with the arrival of the Omani sultans in the 18th century. Living and ruling from Stone Town, the sultans presided over the slave and ivory trade, planting vast spice plantations that survive to this day.

Over centuries different cultures have influenced Zanzibar to become what it is today. Sumerians, Assyrians, Egyptians, Phoenicians, Indians, Chinese, Persians, Portuguese, Omani Arabs, Dutch and British have settled here at one time or another and influenced the local culture into the present fusion.

Everything is in walking distance:
- Port (200 meters) 2 minutes
- House of Wonders, 3 minutes
- Forodhani Gardens and Old Fort, 4 minutes
- Airport 10 minutes drive