Bush2Beach Safaris Tanzania
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Emerson Spice

Emerson Spice consists of three adjoining World Heritage site buildings in the exotic Kasbah of Zanzibar’s Stonetown. Two of the facades face a quaint square at the end of historic Tharia Street, a principal thoroughfare for walking tours of the city. The third façade looks down Tharia Street toward the Anglican Cathedral and the slave market.  Nestled among the rear facades is a squared private courtyard containing an ancient well.

The Spice Inn House, the principal structure which now houses Emerson Spice is actually a melding of two buildings and several distinct styles of architecture. The older L-shaped wing on the Northeast side, built in the Swahili Arab style, was originally owned by the last Swahili ruler of Zanzibar, Muhammad bin Ahmed.


  • 11 rooms
  • Roof top restuarant (closed Thursdays)
  • Luggage storage facilities
  • Nestled in the heart of Stone Town

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