For one day, our ship stayed off Zanzibar. We were taken to the harbour by dinghy. We decided to do a tour on our own.
The city of Zanzibar from above with the dominant House of Wonders.
The Town Hall
Entrance to the market
Monument at the former slave market
Zanzibar is famous for its ornate doors.
In the old town you can admire many an ornate gate.
The House of Wonders
When it was built in the 19th century, it was full of wonders. There was a lift and there was water on all floors. Today, unfortunately, none of the taps work.
Even if the lift still worked, would they dare to use it?
View from the terrace of the House of Wonders.
View to the coast.
The Sultan's Palace is now a museum. There, to our great surprise, we found a picture of the Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph and one of Sisi, I wonder how they got there?
By late afternoon we were all back at the ship. The journey continued in calm waters towards Mombasa.
Zanzibar in the evening glow, photographed from the ship with the largest tele lens.