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Stone Town, Zanzibar Reviews
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As you step from the port wharf the smell of cloves carried on the ocean breezes intoxicate your senses, you are transported back in time to an ancient somewhat medieval atmosphere as shadows play with shafts of sunlight and glimpses of ornate latticework on a balcony or intricate carved wooden doors catches your eye. The narrow staircases winds its way into cool interiors, children's voices echo in hidden courtyards, old men chat next to the crumbling stone walls and tantalizing scents of spices coils the doorways and dark corners. A walk that plunges you into the past; welcome to Stone Town situated in the Spice Islands Archipelago of Zanzibar Tanzania, a World Heritage Site and a living museum.
You are greeted by the sight of Arab dhows dancing on the azure waters, veiled woman with decorative henna patterns on their hands and feet pass you by, historic buildings narrate the diverse cultural influences, your imagination... Show more
About Guest Houses
For a more down to earth experience there are guest houses. Less expensive than hotels, they offer a more homey environment, as well as more privacy. Converted from a private house it’s a much gentler environment and for those with furry friends, there are also pet friendly options. They are usually well situated with shops and places of interest nearby. Being so small it offers a much more personal and intimate attention to it’s upkeep, leaving you with a more polished and homely experience.