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Our Visit to the Old Slave Market of Zanzibar

We came to visit this old slave market which was one of the biggest in eastern Africa during the slave trade. This was a solemn moment, I could not believe how people could be so cruel to each other. We also visited the slave cellars where almost 100 slaves were piled up on top of each other. Very little food and water was offered to them according to the guide. They also whip them to show how strong they were, if they survived the ordeal they were sold to middle east countries. One of the most prominent slave traders was Tippu Tip. He had 10 000 of them working for him. He was responsible for a lot of suffering. The Anglican Christ Church Cathedral has been built over top the old market, built in 1887 to commemorate the end of the slave trade.

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Tara in the slave cellars of Stone Town
Tara in the slave cellars of Stone Town

Slaves were chained and piled up in tose small cellars
Slaves were chained and piled up in tose small cellars

Fifty to hundred slaves, possibly more, were emprisoned in those cellars
Fifty to hundred slaves, possibly more, were emprisoned in those cellars

Slave Market Memorial
Slave Market Memorial

Memorial, families were chained together
Memorial, families were chained together

Anglican Cathedral Church Of Christ, Stone Town, Zanzibar
Anglican Cathedral Church Of Christ, Stone Town, Zanzibar

Mike, Maguy and Caleb in front of the Anglican Church
Mike, Maguy and Caleb in front of the Anglican Church



The sign reads: "You are now standing at the former slave market site. The world's last open slave market and notorious place, where slaves from East and Central Africa regions were bought and sold.

The trade in man [sic], women and children was stopped by decree from the Sultan of Zanziber One June 1873, following the appeal made by Dr. David Livingston in 1857 to the men of the great English universities of Oxford and Cambridge to liberate Africa from slavery.

See Also



Our Trip to Stone Town
Our Fishing Trip Near Stone Town, Zanzibar
Our trip to the Mtoni Marine resort near Stone Town, Zanzibar
Our Trip to Sandbar Island, Stone Town, Zanzibar
Our Visit to the old Slave Market, Stone Town
Our Visit to the Mtoni Palace
Our travelogue to the Sau Inn
Beaches on the south east coast of Zanzibar
New Year's Eve in Zanzibar at the Sau Inn resort
Let's Clean the Beautiful Island of Zanzibar - Too Much Garbage
The altar, location of the old whipping post
The altar, location of the old whipping post

Plates in honor of Livingstone
Plates that honor of Livingstone

the crucifix
the crucifix was made of a tree that marked the place where
the heart of livingstone was buried in Zambia



The ladies in our tour
Jackie Kwamy, Maguy, Mrs Mchaki and Pascaline John

Our tour group from Arusha
Our tour group from Arusha

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