The Forodhani Gardens (also known as Jubilee Gardens and more recently as Forodhani Park) is a small park in the historical city of Stone Town. The gardens are located along the main ocean-walk of Stone Town, just in front of the most famous buildings: the House of Wonders and the Old Fort.
The gardens are especially busy after sunset, when tourists and local alike gather in a popular food street market in the main square, to have dinner. They enjoy Swahili and Zanzibari cuisine delicacies such as grilled seafood, samosas, cassava, sweet potatoes, Zanzibari pizza, mishkaki, mandazi, and many others.
On July 31, 2009, a ground-breaking ceremony was held by the Aga Khan to introduce a revitalised park. It was rehabilitated by Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), and the facelift involved the restoration of pedestrian walkways, landscape, infrastructure upgrading, incorporating lighting, sewerage drainage and civic amenities, and the rehabilitation of the seawall fronting the park.
Walk along Stone Town's shores and enjoy the sunset over the Indian Ocean, while feeling the relaxed, Swahili vibe in Forodhani Market.