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  • 1. Anglican Cathedral

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This was the first Anglican cathedral in East Africa and its crucifix was carved from the tree under which explorer David Livingstone's heart...Read More

  • 2. Askari Monument

    Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    This bronze statue was erected by the British in 1927 in memory of African troops who died during World War I. (The word askari means "soldier...Read More

  • 3. Beit el-Ajaib

    Building/Architectural Site

    Known as the House of Wonders because it was the first building in Zanzibar to use electric lights, this four-story palace is still one of the...Read More

  • 4. Botanical Gardens

    Garden/Arboretum

    If you are heading to the National Museum it's well worth a quiet stroll through the indigenous plants in the botanical gardens. It provides...Read More

  • 5. Changu Island

    Island

    This tiny island, just a 20-minute boat ride from Stone Town, was once a prison and a quarantine location. Now it's a tropical paradise that...Read More

  • 6. Chumbe Island

    Island

    Between the Tanzanian coast and the islands of Zanzibar, Chumbe Island is the country's first marine national park. It's home to 400 species...Read More

  • 7. Darajani Market

    Building/Architectural Site

    This gable-roofed structure built in 1904 and also know as Estella Market, houses a sprawling fruit, fish, meat, and vegetable market. Goods...Read More

  • 8. Dhow Harbor

    Historic District/Site

    The scent of cloves hangs heavy in the air as stevedores load and unload sacks of the region's most valuable crops. Every day you'll spot dhows...Read More

  • 9. Forodhani Gardens

    Garden/Arboretum

    This pleasant waterfront park is a favorite spot for an evening stroll both for locals and tourists. Dozens of venders sell grilled fish under...Read More

  • 10. Jozani Forest Reserve

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    Jozani Chakwa Bay National Park, Zanzibar's only national park, is home to this reserve where you'll find the rare Kirk's red colobus monkey...Read More

  • 11. Kivukoni Fish Market

    Market/Bazaar

    If you are feeling brave and interested in experiencing Dar's fish market at its nosiest and fishiest then wake up early and head down to Kivukoni...Read More

  • 12. Kondoa Rock Paintings

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Kolo, just south of Tarangire, is where you'll find some of the most accessible Kondoa rock paintings. From the last stage of the Stone Age...Read More

  • 13. Mt. Meru

    Mountain–Sight

    From the Momella Lakes the road toward Mt. Meru leads into a forest with a profusion of wildflowers. Here you'll encounter dik-diks and red...Read More

  • 14. Ngurdoto Forest and Crater

    Forest

    After entering the park through the Ngurdoto Gate, you'll pass through the fig, olive, and wild mango trees of the Ngurdoto Forest. Farther...Read More

  • 15. Old Dispensary

    Hospital–Sight

    With intricately carved wood balconies that make it resemble a wedding cake, this former dispensary shines again after being renovated by community...Read More

  • 16. Old Fort

    Military Site

    Built by the Portuguese in 1560, this bastioned fortress is the oldest structure in Stone Town. It withstood an attack from Arabs in 1754. It...Read More

  • 17. Tanzania National Museum and House of Culture

    Museum/Gallery

    Apart from the Leakey fossil discoveries, which are some of the most important in the world, there are also good displays of colonial exploration...Read More

  • 18. Zanzibar Butterfly Centre

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    This center is well worth a half hour visit. It's a community development project, and your entry fee pays for local farmers to bring in cocoons...Read More

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