The Stone Town of Zanzibar is a wonderful fusion of various cultures and the Swahili coastal island life. This region is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While exploring the narrow winding streets of Stone Town, visitors can notice the preserved buildings that have been influenced by Indian, Arab, Persian and European influences over several centuries. Stone Town is also famed for its uniqe Zanzibari doors with detailed craftmanship, each telling a unique story.
Stone Town used to be the hub of trade between Asia and Africa. Additionally it has a symbolic importance in the movement towards the abolishment of slavery as it was at one time a hub for slave-trading.
An interesting fact to note is that Freddie Mercury, the lead singer from the band Queen was born in Stone Town, Zanzibar!
Hotels in Stone Town will generally have a cozy boutique atmosphere often with high four poster beds, in a heritage building.