Infromation about sights, hotels and services in Zanzibar City
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Stone Town is only a fraction of the whole Zanzibar City, the capital of Zanzibar. As Stone Town is the main historical city, the whole urban area is full of old palaces. Zanzibar City is also full of modern buildings, shops, restaurants, beach resorts and international offices.
It is surprising how nice beach experiences it is possible to get in the city. There are many high quality resorts with reasonable prices just 10 minutes drive away from Stone Town.
WHERE TO VISIT
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TOURS IN ZANZIBAR URBAN
This is a special Stone Town tour offered only by Colors of Zanzibar. Walk the streets of Stone Town with a historian connecting all the points in the city’s international and colorful history.
A walking tour to the history and present of Stone Town. This atmospheric and mystical town is the cultural and historical heart of Zanzibar.
Get familiar with spices, herbs and exotic fruits! The spice farms are less than half an hour drive away from Zanzibar City.
This boat trip will take you to the historical Prison island from Stone Town. You get a chance to see the islands’ giant tortoise and snorkel in the surrounding corals.
HOTELS IN ZANZIBAR URBAN
All reservations made through us are the same price as you would get directly form the hotel – no booking fee added.
Mbweni Ruins Hotel
This beach resort is build next to Mbweni Palace ruins. The environment is very relaxing.
Price: High end
Zanzibar Beach Resort
This hotel is very near to town, but feels like far away. Also good for conferences.
Price: High end
This hotel is very popular and located at the Mtoni Palace ruins. It has a sports bar and good swimming.
Maruhubi Beach Villas
Maruhubi offers affordable prices near to town with good facilities – like terraces and a swimming pool.