The Forodhani Gardens are a small part of the historical city of Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania. The gardens are located along the main sea walk of Stone Town, just in front of the most famous buildings of Stone Town, i.e., the House of Wonders and the Old Fort.
Forodhani Gardens is located inside Zanzibar’s historic stone town along the main promenade by the seafront. You can find it easily by just walking towards the seafront, ask from your hotel or any local, or check the location from Google Maps. If you are already done either guided or independently touring Stone Town then, you will know the location by heart.
Be sure to bring Tanzanian Shillings with you and be prepared to barter if you want to avoid overpaying for your culinary exploration. The House of Wonders and the Old Fort are adjacent to Forodhani Gardens and may provide a nice pre-sunset excursion.
If you want to experience the unique atmosphere of Forodhani Gardens, you have to arrive early before the night food market begins; while fishermen drag their wooden dhows back to the sand, street vendors slowly set up carts and makeshift tables in the leafy walkways of Forodhani Gardens’ places.
You can walk towards the shore and take a seat at the seawall while watching tens of boys jumping off into the turquoise waters with the last rays of the sun. The seawall by Forodhani Gardens is the best place in Stone Town to take sunset photos if you are a photography lover.
How to get to Forodhani Gardens Zanzibar
It’s a pretty walkable distance from most of the lodges nearby and those on safari with us can have transfers arranged by Wilderness Explorers Africa from their lodge to the Night food market to experience the wonderful life of the traditional stone town.