Forodhani Park, Stone Town

Situated between sea and city, Forodhani Park 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 Park and other attractions to your Zanzibar City trip itinerary using our Zanzibar City driving holiday planner .
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  • Forodani Garden. More expensive than an upscale restaurant. I recommend going for the atmosphere, a pizza or a cane juice, peanuts (you will see how to sell peanuts in the street ....) but above all run away from the sellers of fish and skewers. It's overpriced.
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  • We've been to here at night, saw young people dancing and also a big food market. We had food with very low price and it was delicious. You can try the famous Zanzibar Pizza and different kinds of sea...  more »
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