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Memories of Zanzibar

164 Reviews

Memories of Zanzibar

164 Reviews
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It’s fascinating to explore historic Stone Town—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—but it’s easy to lose your way in the area’s maze-like, narrow streets. To stay oriented and ensure you don’t miss key highlights, join a private guide with deep knowledge of local culture. It’s fully personalized to your preferences, whether you’re shopping for local textiles, interested in history, or learning about Stone Town’s unique architecture.
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Shane B wrote a review Oct. 2019
Te Awamutu, New Zealand649 contributions156 helpful votes
There are hundreds of shops in Stone Town most of them don't have names out the front or addresses etc etc so don't appear in Trip Advisor we found these very good although some are a bit pushy. We went to Memories a couple of times in our 4 days in Stone Town as they did have some smaller stuff (key rings etc) we couldn't find elsewhere. Generally we found their stuff over priced in comparison to others. An example tee shirts probably paying $10us more here than you could pay in the lane ways. Our second visit found the staff a little pushy in fact was going to buy an overpriced tee shirt but was put off by the staff member. When I went to pay by mastercard made an error so the staff member had to re-enter the purchase she got a bit miffy with me. Didn't really expect that from a shop that prides it self on superior service. Worth a look be careful of the prices.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Rachael L wrote a review Sep. 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
lots of places to shop in Stone Town, this was one shop that didn't need people dragging you inside to see the different products.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Andrew M wrote a review Aug. 2019
Sydney27 contributions29 helpful votes
Hello fellow traveller, May I suggest you buy your souviners from elsewhere!!! On a recent visit, I selected a face carved from an ebony piece, showing the 2 colours of the wood, for my father and they offered to wrap it for me. In good faith, I waited and they returned with a wrapped item for which I paid and left. They knew they would not see me again and I wasn't expecting to go there again my self. When I presented the gift to my Dad (who's a carpenter by trade), I WAS HORRIFIED AND LIVID TO DISCOVER THEY HAD SWAPPED IT FOR A DIFFERENT PIECE WHICH WAS SMALLER AND INFERIOR!!!!!! My father didn't know what I had originally selected but appreciated it as all Dads do. The following year, my travels took me near enough and my anger straight back into the store to change the piece. I was met with incredulousness and told I could not get any retribution bc "No no no. We would neVer do such a thing. If you want a different piece, you'll have to buy it like every one else". What they did to me really hurt and every time I look at the piece, I am reminded of how was tricked. Don't let it happen to you. Shop some where else!
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Domigirl wrote a review Jul. 2019
Goffstown, New Hampshire32 contributions12 helpful votes
There were 2 floors packed with quality souvenirs. We did pick up a number of shirts and other items but they aren't giving anything away. If you are looking for 1-stop shopping this is it. Parking and driving in this area of Stone Town was a nightmare. My advise is take a cab!
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Date of experience: October 2018
George KS wrote a review Dec. 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates12 contributions2 helpful votes
Top quality souvenirs; prices are of course higher than elsewhere. No pressure from staff to buy. Space is air conditioned and they accept credit cards
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Date of experience: December 2018
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