Old Slave Market
Constructed in the 1870s by the Universities’ Mission to Central Africa (UMCA), the Anglican cathedral was the first Anglican cathedral...
The dark, narrow passageways of the chaotic Darajani market assault the senses, with occasional whiffs of spices mixing with the stench...
Hamamni Persian Baths
Built by Sultan Barghash in the late 19th century, these were the first public baths on Zanzibar. Although there’s no longer water...
Shamshuddin’s Cash & Carry
Just behind the Darajani market. For self-catering.
Old Slave Market information
The Anglican cathedral was built on the site of the old slave market alongside Creek Rd. Although nothing remains of the slave market today, other than some holding cells under St Monica's Hostel next door, the site remains a sobering reminder of the not so distant past. Services are still held at the cathedral on Sunday mornings; the entrance is next to St Monica's Hostel.