Destination

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Duration
3 Hours
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Tour Type
City Tour
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Group Size
20 Person People
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Tour Guide
2 Mentor People
Stone Town

Historical Stone town tour

This three-hour tour begins at your hotel or entry point where you are walking and driven around the historic old city of fabled Stone Town, where history appears to stand still. It begins with a visit to Zanzibar’s colorful market which opened in 1904. Alive with the buzz of locals bartering fresh vegetables and baskets of tropical fruit, amongst the heady aroma of herbs and spices. Here you will see and be able to buy a variety of being tropical fruits and spices. This is the best place to feel the multiculturalism of Zanzibar, due to the resident’s different origins.
From here we continue onto the site of the Anglican Cathedral at Mkunazini built by Bishop Streers in 1874 exactly on the site of the former slave market. The guide will also show you the place where is believed that slaves were kept before being auctioned. The crucifix of the Church came from the tree in Chitambo under which the heart of Dr. Livingstone was buried in Tanzania. From here the next stop is the National Museums of Zanzibar commonly called Peace Memorial Museums. From here we then go to the Zanzibar Museum, With visits to the House of Wonders, the former slave market for East African Slave trade, and the Arab Fort amongst others, as well as Tippu Tip’s House, the former British Club. It is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar. The architectural style of Stone town buildings is a unique mixture of various influences and cultures.
You will see Zanzibar’s bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors. Stone Town has some excellent gift shops with plenty of souvenirs and handicrafts to choose from.
Your tour ends with a stroll through the narrow streets of Stone Town.

Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide fee to all the markets
  • Entrance fee to Sultan Palace
  • Government taxes
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • friendly and Experienced Professional Tour guide
Excluded
  • Any additional services that’s not mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for the guide
Travel With Bus

Details

Book your tour to Stone Town today and have a local Zanzibari tour guide. All our guides are from Zanzibar with good knowledge of different languages. From English, Frech, German, Italian. We only have local tour guides because we believe that they have better knowledge of Zanzibar and can provide you insider access that enables you to experience Zanzibar like a local.
The Stone Town is made up of different narrow streets which look very similar. If it is your first time to stay in Stone Town, we highly recommend you walk with a tour guide who knows each way. In our Stone Town walking tour, our guide will walk with you around the Stone Town streets while showing you different historical and cultural places.
Stone Town is one of the oldest living Swahili towns in East Africa. In 2000 it was marked as the UNESCO world Heritage site. Stone Town has a lot of Stories to tell you when it comes to the Historical facts of the East Africa region. In this tour, our guide will provide you with the fascinating histories about Stone Town and Zanzibar islands as whole. You will see the birth place of Freddie Mercury, the former Slave Market, Old local Darajani Market which was built during the rule of Sultan Ali Bin Humud.

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