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Travel Guide: Stone Town in Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania #travel

Stone Town

Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania

The Stone Town of Zanzibar is a fine example of the Swahili coastal trading towns of East Africa. It retains its urban fabric and townscape virtually intact and contains many fine buildings that reflect its particular culture, which has brought together and homogenized disparate elements of the cultures of Africa, the Arab region, India, and Europe over more than a millennium.

Map of Stone Town

More info about Zanzibar

Coronavirus in Zanzibar

As much as it pains us to say, now is not the best time to be boarding that plane, boat or train. More and more countries are going into COVID-19 lockdown and closing their borders, which is making it virtually impossible to travel anyway. You can track the current coronavirus right now.

Culture in Zanzibar

We've written a very extensive guide filled with insightfull comments and handy tips and tricks about all the aspects to traveling in United Republic of Tanzania. We've summarized the most critical things below, but you can discover more information in our detailed guide to United Republic of Tanzania.

Money in Zanzibar

Currencie(s): Tanzanian shilling

Language in Zanzibar

Language(s): Swahili & English

Food & Drinks in Zanzibar

National dish: Ugali.

Religion in Zanzibar

United Republic of Tanzania is a religious country. According to the Gallup Poll in 2009 research, 89% of the population thinks religion is important in their daily life. More info about this study can be found here. The religous adherents are mainland - Christian 30%, Muslim 35%, indigenous beliefs 35%; Zanzibar - more than 99% Muslim. Read this article about the impact of religion on your travel plans.

Sex & Relationships in Zanzibar

Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is not legalized in United Republic of Tanzania.

National Sports in Zanzibar

A lot of countries and cultures have an obsession with sports, almost reaching religious proportions. In this case, Golf is United Republic of Tanzania their national sport.

Other practical tips for Zanzibar

Timezone: UTC+03:00

Driving: Right-hand traffic.

Power adapters and converters: 230 V (50 Hz), Plug D / G

Weather: Currently scattered clouds, with a temperature between 30 and 30°C (86 and 86°F)

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