Stone Town City Tour
Visit the historic Stone Town of Zanzibar, a
UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a guided, 3 Hours guided tour from Stone Town. With an experienced guide to lead the way, you’ll explore a blend of African, Arab, Indian, Persian, and European cultures, following narrow streets shaded by elegant balconies and verandahs. The Sultan Palace, a series of beautifully-carved wooden doors, Darajani Market also known as Estella Market, the house where Freddy Mercury was born, and an Anglican Cathedral that marks the former site of a slave market.
It may not have a particularly romantic name, but Stone Town is the old city and cultural heart of Zanzibar, little changed in the last 200 years.It is a place of winding alleys, bustling bazaars, mosques and grand Arab houses whose original owners vied with each other over the extravagance of their dwellings.This one-upmanship is particularly reflected in the brass-studded, carved, wooden doors – there are more than 500 different examples of this handiwork. You can spend many idle hours and days just wandering through the fascinating labyrinth of narrow streets and alleyways.
Walk by landmarks such as the House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib, a former palace of an early sultan), the Anglican Cathedral built on the site of the Old Slave Market, the Sultan’s Palace (Beit al-Sahel, now a museum), the Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe, built to defend against the Portuguese), the house where rock star Freddy Mercury was born, and a local market that sells fruit, vegetables, and fish. You'll also pass many shops, where you can purchase a variety of goods, from antiques and pictures to traditional clothing and crafts, if you wish.
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"May be operated by a multi-lingual guide"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
Duration: 3 Hours
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.