Forodhani Food Market, A Perfect Place To Have Dinner In Zanzibar

Tourist taking a picture of House of wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) from the Forodhani Garden.

For tourists Zanzibar Island is a must visit place. Many prefer to stay on the island after tiresome safari expeditions or Mt. Kilimanjaro Climbing. Also Zanzibar Island is a perfect place for romantic gateway for clean virgin beaches and more.

Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous region of Tanzania in East Africa. It is composed of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, 25–50 kilometers (16–31 mi) off the coast of the mainland, and consists of many small islands and two large ones: Unguja (the main island, referred to informally as Zanzibar) and Pemba Island. The capital is Zanzibar City, located on the island of Unguja. Its historic center is Stone Town, which is a World Heritage Site.

Tourists skateboarding between the House of Wonders and the Old Fort in Stone Town

The Forodhani Gardens (also known as Jubilee Gardens and more recently as Forodhani Park) are a small park of the historical city of Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania. The gardens are located along the main seawall of Stone Town, just in front of the most famous buildings of Stone Town, i.e., the House of Wonders and the Old Fort.

During a day the place save as a Garden for everyone to relax and enjoy a breezing Indian ocean wind from the cost. At the Garden you can also enjoy the view of various small Island, with binocular you can zoom to the Prison Island.

The most important part is how it transform to the largest food market at night. Around 18:00pm local time, locals are start to set food stalls and stands. Then the stove are fired, and many people are flocking the garden.

The Gardens are especially crowded after sunset, when tourists and local alike gather in a popular food street market in the main square, to have dinner eating Swahili and Zanzibar cuisine delicacies such as grilled seafood, samoosas, cassava and sweet potatoes.

Augustine Rutasingwa at Forodhani Food Market, February 2018.

The locals are the best chefs, they prepare hot meals from various cuisines. For anyone traveling to the Island and looking for recommendation on where to eat, well dinner at this Garden is a Must!

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