Facts and Data
Unesco World heritage since: 2000
Size of heritage: 96 ha
- Buffer zone: 85 ha
The Stone Town of Zanzibar is a fine example of the Swahili coastal trading towns of East Africa. It retains its urban fabric and townscape virtually intact and contains many fine buildings that reflect its particular culture, which has brought together and homogenized disparate elements of the cultures of Africa, the Arab region, India, and Europe over more than a millennium.
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Medium airport - 27 mi (43 km) Tanga Airport
Medium airport - 52 mi (84 km) Pemba Airport
Medium airport - 59 mi (95 km) Mwalimu Julius K. Nyerere International Airport
Medium airport - 72 mi (116 km) Lushoto Airport
Small airport - 95 mi (153 km) Ukunda Airstrip
Small airport - 110 mi (177 km) Mombasa Moi International Airport
Large airport - 128 mi (206 km) Bamburi Airport
Small airport - 133 mi (215 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Chake Chake
- Dar es Salaam
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.