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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Nice to walk around and see all the street food available. Great 'Urojo' (local soup) at the 'Zanzibar Mix' stall in the far right corner!”
  • 11 locals recommend
African Restaurant
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“Explore Zanzibar and eat local. We do organise full day trip including local meals in Stonetown.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Historic Site
“It is a city tour, a very lively place where you'll find a mixture of Arabic, African, Indian and European cultures living comfortably together. You will be able to visit historical sites, like mkunazini church, old fort, bet el jeib mercury etc.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Market
“A market where you can buy anything from fresh fruit and spices to dishes and soap.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Tasty tapas and cosy place! Sometimes they play live music in the evenings.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Just another easy-to-go-to spot with lively weekend night scene at the upstairs lounge.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Place to eat
  • 6 locals recommend
Hotel
“I absolutely love the food at this cafe! They also have great coffees, juices etc. The drinks can be enjoyed at their cool & cosy rooftop during the day.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Lodging
“They serve an amazing (and a bit pricy) 5 course menu on the incredible roof top with with over the whole city!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Establishment
“Intersting place to visit, and our tour company Colors of Zanzibar is located in one of the towers. If you lock yourself out or anything, come here for help!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Lodging
“swahili house you will have access to see the view of the all stone town and a bit view of the ngambo city from behind, i recommend swahili house for sunset because of the view ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Lodging
“This rooftop restaurant is great for sunset drinks and also has a fantastic Indian menu - go on a Saturday night for an authentic South Indian dosa!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great beach spot for enjoying some beverages in the shadow or in the evenings during sunsets. They usually also play live music inside (free). ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Historic Site
“'Goosebumps' to see how were the days in Stone Town at the time of slavery. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Best pizza in town, exquisite starters, delicious seafood and homemade pasta - literally everything on the menu is well prepared and beautifully seasoned with the spices of Zanzibar. They also make refreshing home made ice teas.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Just 3 minutes walking from home. Where to enjoy Sunsets, Gin & Tonics and nice people!”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

African Restaurant
“Explore Zanzibar and eat local. We do organise full day trip including local meals in Stonetown.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Tasty tapas and cosy place! Sometimes they play live music in the evenings.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Just another easy-to-go-to spot with lively weekend night scene at the upstairs lounge.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great beach spot for enjoying some beverages in the shadow or in the evenings during sunsets. They usually also play live music inside (free). ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Just 3 minutes walking from home. Where to enjoy Sunsets, Gin & Tonics and nice people!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“Now moved and located just opposite the Hyatt Hotel. The best place for ice-cream!”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend

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