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Stone Town (Tanzania). Nothing like wandering through the alleys in stone town. Not to mention incredible (and cheap) seafood!

Zanzibar Town, on the western side of the island, is the heart of the archipelago, and the first stop for most travellers. It is divided into two halves by Creek Road, once a creek that separated Stone Town (Mji Mkongwe) from ‘The Other Side’ or Ng’ambo, where a small community of slaves once lived and which now accommodates the growing new city with its offices, apartment blocks and slums... Read more:

Ringed by some of Africa’s best coral beaches and blessed with one of the most mellifluous names in the world, Zanzibar (Unguja) is the archipelago’s main island. Sitting at its centre is Stone Town with its quasi-medieval medina, balconied merchants houses and grand House of Wonders... Read more:

Beaches (Tanzania). 'With over 1000km of Indian Ocean coastline, exotic archipelagos and inland lakes, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to Tanzania’s beaches. Zanzibar’s beaches are more developed, but stunning, with blindingly white sand, the obligatory palm trees and rewarding diving. For something less crowded, head to Pemba, with its idyllic coves, or the mainland near Pangani.'

"Courtyard architectural view of dwellings or buildings in Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania, East Africa showing the peaceful serenity and calmness typical of this island living." - Photo by Amyn Nasser, All Rights Reserved.

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"The best way to explore Stone Town is on foot, but the maze of lanes and alleys can be very disorientating." Zanzibar: the Bradt Guide;