Darajani Market, Zanzibar

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Stonetown: Food Markets and Street Food Walking Tour

Stonetown: Food Markets and Street Food Walking Tour

Take part in a unique 3-hour evening food tour in Stone Town. After hotel pickup, your tour will start at 6:00 PM at Darajani Market, where locals go to buy their fruits and vegetables. Experience the fun hustle and bustle of this busy market and admire the multitude of foods on offer.   Your next stop will be at local restaurant, the best place to watch the sun go down. As you watch the sky change colors, enjoy some soft drinks or local beers made in Tanzania. Afterwards, explore the streets of the city, which has itself been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hear stories about the city and see where the locals gather to celebrate events, watch football, or just have tea and play some games. Continue walking to Forodhani Garden, which hosts a popular street food market in the evenings. Try out local foods and drinks like Zanzibar Pizza, urojo soup, shawarma, sugarcane juice, spice tea, coffee, and more.   Your tour will end at 8:00 PM, at which point you’ll be taken back to your hotel.

Zanzibar: Stone Town Guided Tour with Prison Island

Zanzibar: Stone Town Guided Tour with Prison Island

This is a half a day trip where you can visit a historical street constructed from coral stone during the 19th and 20th century. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 2000. Stone Town is a very lively place where you’ll find a combination of Arabic, African, Indian and European cultures living happily together. As you walk through the labyrinth of streets too narrow for cars to pass, you can see mosques, churches and temples side to side. While you wonder around the city, your guide will take you on a historical and cultural journey through the old slave market, the House of Wonders, the Old Fort, Sultan’s Palace , Darajani market place and Forodhani Gardens . Afterwards we will take a boat from the shores of Stone Town, setting down anchor 5 km away, on the beautiful beach of Prison Island. The prison – which is now owned by a hotel – was built in 1893 and was originally intended to house violent prisoners from the mainland and sick people. You will get the opportunity to visit the tortoise sanctuary, which contains a large colony of giant tortoise imported from the Seychelles in the late 19th century. The average weight of these creatures is 200 kg, and many of them are said to be over 150 years old. There will be a chance to touch the tortoise and take photos. The island is also a home to a colony of beautiful peacocks. For the rest of the trip, you can either enjoy the marine life as you snorkel around the coral that fringes Prison Island or just relax under the warm glow of the sun, until you head back to Stone Town.

Zanzibar: Walking Stone Town Tour with Guide

Zanzibar: Walking Stone Town Tour with Guide

This atmospheric and mystical town is the cultural and historical heart of Zanzibar. This is a half a day trip where you can visit a historical street constructed from coral stone during the 19th and 20th century. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 2000. Stone Town is a very lively place where you’ll find a combination of Arabic, African, Indian and European cultures living happily together. As you walk through the labyrinth of streets too narrow for cars to pass, you can see mosques, churches and temples side to side. While you wonder around the city, your guide will take you on a historical and cultural journey through the old slave market, the House of Wonders, the Old Fort, Sultan’s Palace and the Darajani market place. Also, it will include a lunch in a restaurant or in a local house, as agreed before. Forodhani Gardens is also recommended to visit, especially at night when it comes alive as one of the best street food markets in East Africa.

Zanzibar City: Guided Tour of the Stone Town District

Zanzibar City: Guided Tour of the Stone Town District

Transportation if a booking of 1, 2, 3 ,4 pax Transport not including you will have to pay additional taxi fee but if a booking of 5... pax transport is including and l will follow you at hotel no need to come to the meeting point Discover Stone Town, the old part of Zanzibar City, through the eyes of a local guide. Learn about the spice island's history and see Freddie Mercury's childhood home, the Old Dispensary, Old Fort, and more. During the walking tour, meet locals and discover the best places to visit. After hotel pickup, follow your guide through the alleyways of Stone Town. Take in different historical landmarks and discover how the town has changed over time. See the Anglican Cathedral Church, House of Wonders, and Freddie Mercury's home. Learn about slavery at the Slave Chambers. Take in the majestic Sultan's Palace, now the People's Palace Museum. Meet locals in Darajani or Stella Market. See the landmark big tree near the Old Dispensary. Marvel at the Old Fort and learn about its Portuguese and Omani history. Take your time exploring the maze of alleyways with your guide.

Zanzibar Stonetown Highlight walking tour

Zanzibar Stonetown Highlight walking tour

Stonetown is a unique and historically rich city located on the island of Zanzibar. When visitors come to Stonetown, they can expect to experience a vibrant mix of cultures and traditions that have been shaped by centuries of trade and migration. One of the highlights of the tour is exploring the winding streets of Stonetown's historic centre, which is a unesco World Heritage Site. Visitors can expect to see beautifully preserved buildings that showcase a blend of African, Arab, Indian, and European architectural styles. Another must-see attraction is the iconic Zanzibar doors, which are intricately carved wooden doors found throughout the city. These doors are a testament to Stonetown's rich cultural heritage and serve as a reminder of its past as a major trading hub. Visitors can also look forward to visiting The Freddie Mercury Museum in Zanzibar Visitors to the museum will have the opportunity to see a collection of personal items, photographs, and memorabilia belonging to Freddie Mercury, including his stage costumes, instruments, and personal letters. The museum also features a replica of Mercury's famous "Magic Tour" stage set-up, as well as an interactive experience where visitors can sing along to Queen's classic songs. Additionally, the museum provides insight into Zanzibar's history and culture, offering visitors a glimpse into the island's rich heritage and the influence it had on Mercury's music. Overall, the Freddie Mercury Museum is a must-visit for fans of the musician and anyone interested in learning more about his life and impact on the world of music. Overall, visitors to Stonetown can expect to experience a unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Zanzibar: Stone Town & Prison Island Guided Tour

Zanzibar: Stone Town & Prison Island Guided Tour

Experience the charm of Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built from coral stone in the 19th and 20th centuries. Immerse yourself in the vibrant blend of Arabic, African, Indian, and European cultures as you stroll through narrow streets lined with mosques, churches, and temples. Your guide will lead you on a cultural journey through historical landmarks including the old slave market, the House of Wonders, the Old Fort, Sultan’s Palace, Darajani market, and Forodhani Gardens. Then, embark on a short boat ride to Prison Island, where a fascinating history awaits. Originally built in 1893 as a prison for violent offenders and the sick, Prison Island is now home to a tortoise sanctuary housing giant tortoises imported from the Seychelles in the late 19th century. Touch these magnificent creatures, some of which are over 150 years old, and snap photos with them. Additionally, explore the island's colony of beautiful peacocks before choosing to snorkel among the coral reefs surrounding Prison Island or simply bask in the sun's warm rays. Finally, return to Stone Town, enriched by a day of history, culture, and natural wonders.

Stone Town Night Tour - from Darajani Market till Forodhani

Stone Town Night Tour - from Darajani Market till Forodhani

Stone Town, is the capital of Zanzibar and the biggest city on the Island. The city is wonderful with all its little streets, restaurants and historic buildings. During the daytime, Stone Town is a great place to walk around to explore all the cultures, history and at night time Stone Town is a great city to discover as well. Enjoy the amazing sunset and see how active the local life is at the end of the day when the temperature gets cooler. Get the chance to also buy souvenirs if you like during your walk in Stone Town. Visit the night food market at Forodhani and spoil yourself with delicious local food, this market is always busy and the atmosphere is great! After the tour, if you wish to go out it is fine and the driver will wait for you until you are ready to go back to your hotel.

Zanzibar: Spice Farm Tour with Cooking Class

Zanzibar: Spice Farm Tour with Cooking Class

Embark on a spice tour with a cooking class in Zanzibar. Learn about the origins of the spices, their importance in Zanzibar food, and utilize old cooking techniques. Harvest vegetables and spices, and cook a traditional meal with a local chef. Start your tour with a guided walk through the Darajani Market to learn about the local way of life and purchase ingredients for your cooking class. After shopping, take a public vehicle to the spice farm. Upon arrival, take a walking tour around the farm. Harvest some of the ingredients with your culinary expert, and head back to the class to cook together. Learn about the origins of the spices, their importance in Zanzibar food, and utilize old cooking techniques. Cook a traditional meal with your chef, and enjoy the food you made. Admire the cooking apparatuses, which are duplicated from bygone eras when our ancestors enjoyed great days with food around the coast of Zanzibar.

Stone Town: Guided Historical Walking City Tour

Stone Town: Guided Historical Walking City Tour

The guided tour of Stone Town is led by a licensed local tour guide proficient in various languages, ensuring a comprehensive experience in appreciating the beauty of Stone Town, the iconic city of East Africa. Our guide will accompany you to explore key sites in the heart of Stone Town, including Freddie Mercury House, House of Wonder, Darajani Market, and the Former Slave Market. During your stroll through Darajani Market and the narrow streets of Stone Town, your guide will provide insights into the real Swahili culture. This immersive experience allows for spontaneous shopping at souvenir stores, capturing Instagram-worthy photos, and gaining a deeper understanding of the local Zanzibar culture and History.

Zanzibeer:Stone Town Nightlife And Street Food walking Tour.

Zanzibeer:Stone Town Nightlife And Street Food walking Tour.

Take part in a unique 4-hour evening food tour in Stone town. After hotel pickup, your tour will start at 5:00 pm at Darajani Market, where locals go to buy their fruits and vegetables. Experience the fun hustle and bustle of this busy market and admire the multitude of foods on offer. Your next stop will be at local restaurant, the best place to watch the sun go down. As you watch the sky change colors, enjoy some soft drinks or local beers made in Tanzania. Afterwards, explore the streets of the city, which has itself been listed as a Unesco World heritage site. Hear stories about the city and see where the locals gather to celebrate events, watch football, or just have tea and play some games. Continue walking to Forodhani garden, which hosts a popular street food market in the evenings. Try out local foods and drinks like Zanzibar Pizza,urojo soup, shawarma, sugarcane juice, spice tea, coffee, and more. Your tour will end at 9:00 pm, at which point you’ll be taken back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Darajani Market, Zanzibar

Overall rating

4.3
(3 reviews)

we can really recommend the tour with Juma. A very nice guide who explained a lot to us and showed us beautiful places. Stone Town at night has an unforgettable charm! The street food market and the friendly people there are simply unique. Contrary to our fears, the work there was very hygienic and the food was exceptional and delicious! A great experience, thank you Juma! best wishes Mimi & Schmitti

my guide was Abou, he was extremely professional, kind and helpful, between laughter he made me discover this city and told me curiosities about the history of Zanzibar. I had a short Swhali lesson and ate the typical bread. thanks highly recommended experience especially thanks to Abou

We had Juma as a guide (from zanzibar local experience). He was very kind and had a lot of knowledge about Stone Town, that you would never get from someone not local. The food at the street marked was very tasty, especially the zanzibar pizza and the sugarcane juice.

It was a lovely day. Our young guide, Abu was excellent, entertaining and very knowledgable. We really enjoyed this event

Knowledgeable guide. Was on time and took us to see all the historical sites in Stone Town.