Zanzibar City, Zanzibar
The coastal city of Zanzibar City is growing in popularity for its crystal clear blue seas, architecture, and spices.
The city is divided into two areas: Stone Town and Ng’ambo (Swahili for “The Other Side”).
Some sights to see in Stone Town are Old Fort, The House of Wonders, The Palace Museum, St Monica’s Hostel and the East African Slave Trade Exhibit, St Joseph’s Cathedral, Forodhani Gardens, and the long local market.
Ng’ambo has an equally interesting history. Until the mid 19th century, it was a small community of African slaves and gradually grew to house over 80,000 people by the time the country gained its independence from Britain in 1963. Local African revolutionaries finally overthrew the Sultan of Zanzibar and his mainly Arab government in the Zanzibar Revolution in 1964.