We highly recommend visiting Stone Town, especially if you are interested in
the history of the area. Taking a guide around Stone Town will reveal things
that you would without doubt miss on your own. At night the Forodhani
Gardens come alive with barbecues and a party atmosphere.
Zanzibar’s Stone Town is a fascinating living monument to the history of East
Africa. Once the centre of the ivory, gold and slave trade, the town itself is an
extraordinary place to explore; numerous markets, shops and craft centres are
found down the ancient maze of narrow streets that make up Zanzibar’s ‘Old
Town’. A night or even two is all you need here and as much as the town is
fairly run down in parts, a visit to the island would not be the same without a
brief visit here.