The Swahili House

Mchambawima Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar, Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania | Inn
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    Travel Blogs from Stone Town

    Jambo, Jambo Bwana

    A travel blog entry by bakkepackers on Mar 04, 2014

    1 comment, 40 photos

    ... there. The whipping post used to test the strength of slaves on the auction block is now the site of the altar; you can see the circular base of the post in the flooring. Two slave chambers have been maintained as reminders of the horrors of slavery. Slaves were held in these stifling hot and unventilated underground stone rooms for days and weeks, many dying of suffocation or starvation before ever making it to auction. There was also a deeply affecting ...

    Relaxing and Shopping

    A travel blog entry by denisegerry on Feb 26, 2014

    12 photos

    ... Dawna and I laughed as we watched a cockroach walking around the circle cut into the glass that the bored officials spoke through. A lady from the UK was standing beside us and warned us to be careful when we got our passports and documents back. They sometimes got mixed up. We waited and eventually we got our papers handed back to us. We then had to go stand in another line to get our documents checked again before we could enter the main area of the ...

    Narrow Streets and Ornate Doors

    A travel blog entry by nomadictendency on Feb 21, 2014

    2 comments, 25 photos

    ... spikes are Indian and were meant to keep elephants from crashing through as they passed along the narrow streets.

    Stone Town is also famous for being the site of a former Arab slave market. There is now an Anglican church on the site (one of the few churches in the area, built by an Anglican minister who used to purchase slaves in order to set them free), and a sculptural homage to those who suffered at the ...

    The best Saturday!

    A travel blog entry by camomile on Nov 09, 2013

    11 photos

    ... in my head I had feeling I will have to let her in the house! At 6AM I was already woken up and went to look for the water... Already one week without it in the house. Real African experience & especially those moments when power is off too. This Saturday was planned since I don't remember when. The school I was volunteering organized the "intellectual" day for us as for volunteers. We could have choose things we want to see. So first of all we ...

    The Exotic Island of Zanzibar

    A travel blog entry by jodeebodee on Oct 20, 2013

    8 photos

    ... sampled a few fruits like tangerine, mango, pink grapefruit, and jack fruit. The jackfruit was the only really suspect one. Then we got to watch a guy showing how to climb the coconut trees and then had fresh coconut water and flesh. Lastly we were given hats made out of coconut leaves. From here we headed to lunch with a quick stop to see some nutmeg. For lunch we headed to a little community home where we sat on the floor. Lunch was probably my least favorite local meal ...

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