World Heritage Site
Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, grew out of Zanzibar’s historical trades, a metropolis built to harbor secrets in its labyrinthine alley ways. Emblems of a rich and tumultuous history survive today, depicted through Arabian Nights palaces, mournful Slave Markets, aromatic spice bazaars, ornate cathedrals and an historic fort that was the scene of the worlds’ shortest war survive today.
A walk through the narrow alleyways, past ornately carved doors and serene courtyards, is a journey along the paths of past existences. Although Zanzibar’s allure is born out of myth and legend, the dhows still sail her shores, and beyond the minaret toothed skylines, the sun still sets to the sound of the call to prayer.