• The old fort swahili ngome kongwe also known as the arab fort and by other names is a fortification located in stone town the capital of zanzibar. rkquwd
    The Arab Fort /The Old Fort/ Ngome Kongwe

About The Arab Fort /The Old Fort/ Ngome Kongwe

The Arab Fort is situated next to the House of Wonders and was built between 1698 and 1701 by the Busaidi group of Omani Arabs. It is a large building with high, dark brown walls. topped by castellated battlements. The fort is open to visitors and now contains various shops and an open air theatre.

The fort also houses a tourist information desk, with details on performances in the amphitheatre and other events around town, plus a selection of books for sale and a range of tour company leaflets to browse. There are also several spice and craft shops, a pleasant café, and remarkably some very clean public toilets. And don't miss the Tower Workshop in the west tower, where local artists create and display their works

How to get there

Mizingani Rd, Zanzibar Town, Zanzibar

Contact Details

Address: Mizingani Rd, Zanzibar Town, Zanzibar
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Telephone: +25-65-9788828
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Places: Stone Town