The purpose of our proposal is making the Mtoni Palace Ruins one of the most known historical sites of Stone Town, as it is a pity that it has been neglected for so long time. Mtoni Marine in cooperation with the Zanzibar archives is striving to restore this impressive palace which was once the home of over a 1000 people and in order to raise funds for the Conservation Project, they are organizing this lovely event with living history characters performing every Tuesday and Friday evening.
Princess Salme, the legendary princess who eloped with a German merchant was born right next-door at the Mtoni Palace. Enjoy the unique melodies of traditional Zanzibar music while the sun sets over the Indian Ocean, with freshly prepared delicacies and the enchanted atmosphere of 1001 nights.
The evening starts with a guided tour around the Palace at 6:00 pm. This will be followed by a concert of traditional Taraab melodies and dances, whilst candles and incense are re-creating the magical atmosphere of 1001 Nights. During the interlude a grilled Zanzibari buffet will delight the appetite!
On the menu: Variety of grilled kebabs (tuna & coriander, beef fillet marinated in ginger), beef and vegetarian samosas with coconut lime chutney, lentil badhias with green mango & chili sauce, fresh sesame coconut bread and more…
The final performance finalizes at about 9pm.
Note: The concert and dinner can be combined with a Dhow Sunset Cruise.