Infromation about sights, hotels and services in Zanzibar City

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Zanzibar City

Stone Town is only a fraction of the whole Zanzibar City, the capital of Zanzibar. As Stone Town is the main historical city, the whole urban area is full of old palaces. Zanzibar City is also full of modern buildings, shops, restaurants, beach resorts and international offices.

It is surprising how nice beach experiences it is possible to get in the city. There are many high quality resorts with reasonable prices just 10 minutes drive away from Stone Town.


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Stone Town History Tour

This is a special Stone Town tour offered only by Colors of Zanzibar. Walk the streets of Stone Town with a historian connecting all the points in the city’s international and colorful history.



Stone Town

A walking tour to the history and present of Stone Town. This atmospheric and mystical town is the cultural and historical heart of Zanzibar.




Spice Tour

Get familiar with spices, herbs and exotic fruits! The spice farms are less than half an hour drive away from Zanzibar City.




Prison Island

This boat trip will take you to the historical Prison island from Stone Town. You get a chance to see the islands’ giant tortoise and snorkel in the surrounding corals.





All reservations made through us are the same price as you would get directly form the hotel – no booking fee added.

A double room in Mbweni Ruins, Zanzibar City

Mbweni Ruins Hotel

This beach resort is build next to Mbweni Palace ruins. The environment is very relaxing.

Price: High end

Mbweni Ruins Hotel website




A view from the pool in Zanzibar Beach Resort

Zanzibar Beach Resort

This hotel is very near to town, but feels like far away. Also good for conferences.

Price: High end

Zanzibar Beach Resort website




A double room in Mtoni Marini hotel in Zanzibar Mtoni Marine

This hotel is very popular and located at the Mtoni Palace ruins. It has a sports bar and good swimming.

Price: Midrange

Mtoni Marine website




Double room in Maruhubi Beach Villas, Zanzibar

Maruhubi Beach Villas

Maruhubi offers affordable prices near to town with good facilities – like terraces and a swimming pool.

Price: Budget/Midrange

Maruhubi Beach Villas website