Forodhani Gardens

As the sun sets over Stone Town, locals and tourists alike flock down to Forodhani Gardens on the waterfront, where a nightly food market oers hot griddles laden with seafood. Quench your thirst with freshly squeezed sugarcane juice, and sample lobster and crab claw, and skewers of octopus dipped in tamarind.


Located near the top of Kenyatta Road, the studio was founded in 1930 by Ranchid Oza, the semi-ocial family photographer for Sultan Khalifa. Some 80 years later, it is now run by his son Rohit, a photographer himself who still shoots on film. The shop is a photographic treasure trove, and its walls are hung with the political and royal history of East Africa – a myriad lovingly framed black-and-white prints, with Prince Charles’s 2011 tour proudly featured at the entrance.

Leave a Reply