Each evening, at Forodhani Gardens on the seafront of Stone Town, street vendors set up their stalls, selling seafood and meat kebabs, samosas, fruit, grilled maize, Zanzibar pizzas and sugar cane juice to tourists and locals alike.
In case you are wondering, “What the hell is a Zanzibar pizza?” – It’s that odd thing I’m eating in the picture above! Its thin pancake-style dough, filled with pretty much anything and everything. To get all information about Tanzania safari tours just browse online.
You can have sweet ones with bananas and chocolate sauce or savory ones with meat. Mine was just onions, tomatoes, Happy Cow Cheese Triangles (?!?!?) and an egg!
You get given a cocktail stick to eat it with. It’s all a bit weird, and not sure if they’ll catch on outside of Zanzibar, but you know what? They’re pretty good!
Head over around sunset, have a walk around, grab some food and a glass of sugar cane juice, sit on the wall and just soak in the atmosphere.
Shopping isn’t really my thing… apart from when I’m travelling! I love those entire little curio shops selling trinkets and Stone Town has plenty.
Buy paintings, jewellery, material, wooden carvings, Maasai bracelets, ‘ shoes’ (kind of like metal flip flops that make you apparently), Zanzibar chests and exotic spices.
A lot of these shops sell the same mass produced stuff you find all over Africa, but you’ll find the odd cool item! Don’t forget to barter. Start low and then meet in the middle – its pretty fun when you get the hang of it!