Gene’s guidebook

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Gene’s guidebook

Food scene
A new addition to Stone Town is this must-visit restaurant in a fantastic location right on the waterfront, serving delicious seafood.
Cape Town Fish Market Zanzibar
A new addition to Stone Town is this must-visit restaurant in a fantastic location right on the waterfront, serving delicious seafood.
Indian-fusion tapas menu, rooftop infinity pool with views of the harbour. The pool is accessible to day visitors.
Upendo House - Stone Town
213/14 Hurumzi Street
Indian-fusion tapas menu, rooftop infinity pool with views of the harbour. The pool is accessible to day visitors.
Beautiful views from the rooftop restaurant, serving deliciously fresh light meals, fresh juices and Tanzanian coffee.
Zanzibar Coffee House
Beautiful views from the rooftop restaurant, serving deliciously fresh light meals, fresh juices and Tanzanian coffee.
Great central location to 'people-watch' and enjoy the best Japanese food on the island.
Masa Japanase Restaurant
Great central location to 'people-watch' and enjoy the best Japanese food on the island.
La Taverna is an Italian Family owned business where you can find the best pizza in Stone Town. A local favourite!
La Taverna | Italian Restaurant Cafè & Pizzeria
La Taverna is an Italian Family owned business where you can find the best pizza in Stone Town. A local favourite!
One of the best places to enjoy the sunset from in Stone Town. Look out for their regular events and guest DJ's / performers.
6
lokale anbefaler
6 Degrees South
6
lokale anbefaler
One of the best places to enjoy the sunset from in Stone Town. Look out for their regular events and guest DJ's / performers.
The Tea House offers a unique set menu dinner experience with live Tarab music in a superb roof-top setting. A must-visit place when coming to Stone Town. Advance bookings are essential.
Emerson on Hurumzi and the Tea House restaurant
The Tea House offers a unique set menu dinner experience with live Tarab music in a superb roof-top setting. A must-visit place when coming to Stone Town. Advance bookings are essential.
For the best authentic Italian gelato on the island. Tip: also try the tiramisu (it's to die for).
Mama Mia - Gelato Italiano
For the best authentic Italian gelato on the island. Tip: also try the tiramisu (it's to die for).
Great place for sundowners
Great location on the Stone Town waterfront, serving some of the best cocktails on the island.
Beach House Zanzibar
Great location on the Stone Town waterfront, serving some of the best cocktails on the island.

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Tourists are advised to dress modestly

Zanzibar is predominantly a Muslim country and tourists are therefore advised to dress modestly when not on the beach or within a resort environment.
Det skal du pakke

Bring light, breathable clothing and flat shoes

Zanzibar is hot and humid for most of the year. Make sure to bring along clothing that is light and 'breathable' but which is also modest. Flat, comfortable shoes are also highly recommended.
Det skal du pakke

Bring essential items with you

Shopping for specific essential items can be challenging and you certainly don't want to spend your vacation without them. It is recommended to bring these along with you. ie. medication, contact lenses, prescription glasses, female products, chargers, International adaptors etc
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The monthly Kwetukwenu Farmers Market is a must visit

The Kwetukwenu market takes place once a month and showcases the very best local organic produce, handmade goods and delicious foods, made by the community. The market is located in the Fumba Town development, approximately 20 minutes by car from Stone Town.
Nyttige sætninger

How to say "Hi, how are you?"

Mambo / Jambo
Skikke og kultur

Island life is slow

In Zanzibar, life moves pole pole – Swahili for slow. Things in Zanzibar don’t always make sense, don’t always work, or can take a while. It’s important to enjoy the calm chaos and take a cue from the unhurried pace. Your smoothie might take 45 minutes to show up, but it will be delicious and worth the wait.
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Safety chairs in cars are not the norm

If you are travelling with an infant or toddler and expect to travel around the island by car, you may need to arrange /bring along your own safety chair / booster seat, as these are hard to find on the island.
Rejse med børn

Bring along swim aids / floating devices for non-swimmers

Although these can be found in some places on the island, options are limited and the quality is often poor, so bring along your child's own swim aid or floating device so they can enjoy the many water activities the island has to offer.