Forodhani Gardens, Stone Town

Situated between sea and city, Forodhani Gardens hosts a bubbling social and culinary hub frequented by locals and visitors alike. Established as a silver jubilee park in 1936 in honor of Sultan Khalifa, the gardens underwent renovation in 2010 to host three cafes overlooking the bay, numerous walkways, and scenic landscaping. Visit the gardens in the evening to experience its bustling food market, mingling the tastes and smells of Zanzibar, including delicacies of seafood, cassava, and sweet potato soups. Expect crowds at night; visit by day for a more relaxed atmosphere and views of the water and islands beyond. Add Forodhani Gardens and other attractions to your Zanzibar City trip itinerary using our Zanzibar City driving holiday planner.
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  • The night market is a must for anyone spending time in Stone Town. Chew a pepto bismol and enjoy the street food. Would recommend the Zanzibar Mix (Soup with an assortment of delicious spices...  more »
  • This is a must go place when you are in Stone town. Best place to visit in the evening so that you can watch an amazing sunset and lots of bustling street performances and local shops. Later on you...  more »
  • To be clear, this isn't really a garden. It's a collection of outdoor food stands adjacent to a few trees that, at night, is packed. I didn't personally eat any of the street food, but you can come....  more »
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