House of wonders

Stone Town, Zanzibar in Tanzania


African Travelers Ltd offers one of satisfying service to our client who are from all over the world. We make sure that our client are treated in a better and satisfying way by having best and qualified team attending to our clients. House of wonders was titled the House of Wonders since it was the first electricity building in Zanzibar and also the first elevator building in East Africa. The building of the palace from the 19th century in the center of Stone Town, Zanzibar’s most historical area, was built in 1883 by Barghash bin Said, the second sultan of Zanzibar. Although the invasion damaged the House of Wonders, the upper story of the building is documented as the abode of the next Sultan. It was also used for years until 1990 as a government facility when building authorities ignored and started to disintegrate.


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Accepts Credit Cards
Car Parking
Laundry service
Outdoor Seating
Smoking Allowed
Wireless Internet

Tour Plan

The palace house, known as Beit al-Ajaib, is still a historical monument. Until recently, the structure has been a prominent tourist attraction with its distinctive, twisting inner stairs, carved wooden doorways and bronze cannons from the 1500s. People visit Stone City to understand the rich history of Zanzibar's House of Wonders, particularly the involvement of Oman's sultans.

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