Stone Town, Tanzania


August is one of the ideal months to visit Stone Town. With rare rainfall and clear skies, this month is one of the busiest times in this part of Tanzania as many tourists head to this destination. There are tons of things to see and do in Stone Town, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will fall in love with the area’s unique culture, and rich history, which have been preserved and can be seen mostly at the town’s architectures. Shop at bazaars, eat local cuisine and explore historic sites, which will all add to your remarkable Tanzanian experience. The Forodhani Gardens is a staple of a Stone Town tour, where you can see famous ruins of the Arab Fort, the Palace Museum and the House of Wonders. Near the area is a food market, where you can relax as you discover the cuisine of Swahili and Zanzibari. From Stone Town, you can have a quick beach trip to Prison Island. It’s only a 20-minute board ride from town, which is also the home of giant tortoises. The island’s fine sand and clear water are perfect for a swim.