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The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe)

Nr. Beit el-Ajaib, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+255 784 964 338
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Nr. Beit el-Ajaib, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania

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Reviewed 22 October 2016

This site was included as part of the Stone Town Tour. It is a quick stop on the tour and there isn't really much to see here. Our guide was excellent and full of knowledge, but this stop is pretty quick. I wouldn't look forward...More

Thank familyred
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This was something I had top of my list for what I wanted the guide to show us. We stopped here about half way through and I'm glad the guide had others things to take us too!!! This was really just a fort wall with...More

Thank Hailsk2411
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The old fort is part of the stone town tour. Nothing much to see, but if you're looking for some local shopping there are many things to buy. Many small shops within fort.

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Reviewed 11 October 2016

My initial thoughts of getting to walk the ramparts was quickly dashed once I stepped into the courtyard of the fort; one one side they have built an amphithreatre, and on the other side they have a fully built "african" market. I was disappointed to...More

Thank rmc1971
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Do not forget to visit this place including slave market where you can read stories from the history about slaves and their living conditions at this place, it was shock for us

Thank Ivana H
Reviewed 9 October 2016

There is not much to see only the old walls and some paintings you can see being painted. The walls are great and i think the best part is the tower you can see on the picture. A lot of suvenir in the yard.

Thank Hemdorff
Reviewed 9 October 2016

The Old Fort is just a place for vendors to sell their wares /overpriced and pushy/ Just don't expect too much from the fort - its pretty small. The old stone walls are still imposing and the amphitheater inside is a place for yearly Sauti...More

Thank adamani
Reviewed 3 October 2016

The Old Fort is an impressive structure (and where they screen Zanzibar's Film Festival). It has a market with things that a priced for tourists, but a good selection from Masai jewellery to I've Been to Zanzibar t-shirts. There is a restaurant there, but we...More

Thank SWelz
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This open space is now filled with stalls and happy to henna-you ladies. Great fun and all made very welcome.

Thank JudyG53
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We took some nice pictures of the Old Fort and when we walked inside we found some nice vendors to buy souvenirs from. It's a cool place to visit.

Thank TravelKel77
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