Island View Hotel

P.O. Box 6, Kilimani, Zanzibar, Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Zanzibar

The Old Slave Market in Zanzibar

A travel blog entry by zoeandnick


Zanzibar has a fascinating and brutal history, and played a crucial role in the trade of spices and slaves. An Anglican cathedral now stands where the old slave market once was, but you can still see the cells where slaves were kept and take a guided tour around the site.

It was horrific to see the underground rooms where hundreds of slaves were imprisoned with no sanitation. The young and sick were often killed, and many died due to the appalling conditions. But what ...

Interesting weekend (soup, party, locals)

A travel blog entry by camomile


... to see (sorry) but I left then two arguing and I just disappeared. So this was really annoying. But when I disappeared I went to the dance floor and Masai guy started to dance with me. And I love Masai people! For me they are the most amazing people from their appearance! Their clothes and accessories and how they are relaxed; I was enjoying and really happy I made friends with Masai Pita :). Ah! Seems so much I have to tell. So I will try to open cards slowly and clear. Week or so ...

Tanzania - Zanzibar

A travel blog entry by tereza-gonzalo


... 8211; mamba and forest cobra, wild pigs and antelopes).

While walking through the Jozani Forest our guide also dedicated some time to talking about different kinds of wood that is to be found in the forest (among others mangrove or mahogany).
We arrived in Stone Town at about 13.00, had a short nap and then had a cheap lunch in a local place (egg and chips, chicken and chips, two sodas for TZS 6,400!).

Later that afternoon we met with Silvia and Gabi in ...

Dar es Salaam and relaxing on Zanzibar

A travel blog entry by diannemurray


... s lost. The Austrians are also changing money, and have miraculously found some larger notes to do it with. Not the way to have harmony on the truck (later Susie & Marcus give her some money to make up for what she lost on the transaction, but Brigita and Gunther just pretend it didn't happen). Brigita, who suffered from migraines with the windows open, has also had a miraculous recovery today as well, as now they were at the front, they had the window down the ...


A travel blog entry by kate.leuschke


... in Forodhani Gardens. We waited for the last bit of sunset while sharing the day's finds and stories. We settled on supper at the nearby Monsoon, specializing in Tanzania fare. Dinner was great and Kate realized she had been there on her 2002 trip to Tanzania!

Morning of Thursday, June 20th found us on a tour of a government spice farm. Spices were a main export for Zanzibar, but are now ...


TripAdvisor Reviews Island View Hotel Zanzibar

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