Mbweni, Zanzibar

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St John's Church, freed slave estate, Mbweni, Zanzibar (c. 1880).

Mbweni is a town on the Tanzanian island of Unguja, the main island of Zanzibar. It is located on the central west coast, seven kilometres south of the Zanzibari capital of Stone Town.

The town is a popular day trip for tourists and locals. Mbweni's attractions include botanical gardens and the ruins of a nineteenth-century Christian mission.


  • Finke, J. (2006) The Rough Guide to Zanzibar (2nd edition). New York: Rough Guides.

Coordinates: 6°13′10″S 39°12′30″E / 6.21944°S 39.20833°E / -6.21944; 39.20833