Visit the city market and experience the hustle and bustle of the morning activities. See and smell the tropical fruits piled high and the freshly ground spices neatly packed for sale. Proceed to the Anglican Church, built in 1874 by Bishop Steer on the site of the old slave market. Visit the nearby underground chambers where slaves were kept until they were sold at the market. Drive to the Zanzibar museum, built in the style of a Constantinople Mosque and opened in 1925. It contains relics from the era of the Sultans and early explorers such as Dr. David Livingstone. A short drive takes us past the High Court, Africa House Hotel, and the former British Club.
From here we take a walk through the narrow streets of Stone Town, passing the Roman Catholic Church and some extraordinary Zanzibar doors and glimpsing typical Zanzibar life. See also the House of Wonders, built as a Ceremonial Palace, before visiting the Sultan’s Palace Museum and the recently renovated and very ornate Ithnasheri Dispensary. Visit the ruins of Maruhubi Palace built as a harem and later destroyed by fire. Proceed to the countryside of Zanzibar where you will find a profusion of green and see and smell numerous spices and seasonal fruits as well as plants used for medicinal purposes. You will also visit the Persian baths at Kidichi, built by the first Sultan.
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