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Stone Town Tour

CULTURE TOUR

Explore Zanzibar through its unique culture, art & history.

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HISTORY & ARCHITECTURE

Discover the maze of narrow alleyways that form the historic Stone Town

A Walking Tour through the Past and Present of Stone Town

The atmospheric and mystical Stone Town is the cultural and historical heart of Zanzibar. Constructed from coral stone during the 19th and 20th centuries, Stone Town was declared a World Heritage site in 2000, and no trip to Zanzibar is complete without experiencing this one-of-a-kind place.

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ABOUT THE TOUR

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Stone Town in one day

Stone Town is a lively place where you’ll find a mixture of Arabic, African, Indian, and European cultures living harmoniously. As you walk the labyrinth of streets too narrow for cars to pass, you’ll see mosques, churches, and temples side-by-side.

On this tour of the city, your guide will take you on a historical and cultural journey, from the old slave market to Darajani marketplace, the House of Wonders, the Old Fort, and the Sultan’s Palace. Stop for lunch in a restaurant or local home (if arranged beforehand).

While this tour is only half a day, we recommend staying in Stone Town for at least two days to discover its many other magnificent wonders. Forodhani Gardens is definitely worth a visit, especially at night when it comes alive as one of the best street food markets in East Africa.

Classic Stone Town door

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PRICE

50 USD per person

DURATION

2.5 Hours

TYPE

Private walking tour

INCLUSIONS

  • Professional local guide
  • Entrance fees to Old Slave Market Museum, Anglican Church, and People’s Palace
  • Museum/Peace Memorial
  • Drinking water
  • Transfers from the Town area

EXCLUSIONS

  • Optional lunch for 15 USD per person
  • Transfer from any other beach area – 70 USD per car (up to 5 pax)

USEFUL INFORMATION

You can choose the tour starting time, we usually recommend 9:00.

Wear good walking shoes and have some cash, if you want to buy something at the market. You can choose to stay till the evening with no extra cost for your transfer. We can arrange a wonderful rooftop dinner in Stone Town with live music!

COMBINE

Combine this tour with Jozani Forest if you stay on the East Coast, or Spice Tour if you are coming from Nungwi, Matemwe, or Kiwengwa.