Stone Town is just a fraction of the whole of Zanzibar City, the capital of Zanzibar. While Stone Town is the main historic area, Zanzibar City boasts modern buildings, shops, restaurants, beach resorts, and international offices.
You may be surprised by the fantastic beach experiences you can find not far from the city center. There are many high-quality resorts with reasonable prices located just a 10-minute drive from Stone Town. Or you could spend a day at the pool in places like Zanzibar Beach Resort or the Mbweni Ruins, even if you’re staying elsewhere.
Some of the best-known neighborhoods of Zanzibar City are: Chukwani, near to the airport; Mbweni, with beautiful beaches; Mlandege, with big offices and modern buildings; and Bububu, with busy local life and great beaches.
Main Historical Sites in Zanzibar City
In addition to lush gardens, ocean views, and easy access to Stone Town, Zanzibar City is home to many palace ruins. The most well-known palaces are Mbweni, Mtoni, and Maruhubi. The old palace of Princess Salme, now called Salme Gardens, is less known, but beautifully restored.
Tours from Zanzibar City
All tours can be paid and booked online. Full refund before 24 hours and always free rescheduling.
Hotels in Zanzibar Urban Area
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