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Zanzibar: Stone Town Guided Tour with Prison Island

1. 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

2. 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.

Stone Town's Hidden History: Private Guided Walking Tour

3. Stone Town's Hidden History: Private Guided Walking Tour

Get ready for a fascinating journey through Stone Town, Zanzibar, where you'll discover the town's geography, history, architecture, and culture. As you stroll through its narrow streets, you'll find more than 2000 limestone buildings. These streets cover an area the size of 14 football fields, and around 18,000 people live in the neighborhoods. Stone Town is like a mix of different cultures, including African, Arab, Indian, Persian, and European influences. Because it's so special, it's been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. A Melting Pot of Cultures: Zanzibar and Stone Town are like a big blend of cultures. During your adventure, you'll visit places like the Anglican Cathedral (which used to be a slave market), the House of Wonders (now a national museum under renovation), the Palace museum, the Old Fort, Darajani market, Hamamni Bath's street, Catholic Cathedral, Jaw's corner; Freddy Mercury's house, and you'll also experience the bustling streets, the lively market where people drink coffee, and the beautiful doors of Zanzibar. You'll see why Stone Town deserves to be called a World Heritage Site. Don't forget to explore the bazaar shops zone where local people shop for their everyday needs and a colorful market street. Custom-Made Experience: No matter if you're into history, culture, architecture, or shopping, our guides can adjust the tour to match your interests. They'll share stories, some funny and some sad, about how people lived and what the culture was like in old Stone Town. And when the tour ends, our guide will make sure you safely return to where you started the tour or where you first met. This tour is a delightful dive into Stone Town's rich diversity, where history and culture come together, waiting to be discovered and appreciated!

Zanzibar City: Guided Tour of the Stone Town District

4. 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

5. 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 Walking Tour

6. Zanzibar: Stone Town Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Stone Town on a guided walking tour. See the Old Slave Market, the Anglican Cathedral of Christ, and the Sultans Palace Museum. Admire the architecture of the city and learn about its history. Start your tour at the main City market, which was opened in 1904. Get a comprehensive view of the Stone Town architecture, its sand and stone ancient built houses, some of them have Arab/Indian with carved doors with brass studs, and carved balconies. Continue to the Old Post Office and the house where Freddy Mercury was born. Stop at the Anglican Cathedral of Christ, on the site of the Old Slave Market. From here, continue to the Sultans Palace Museum, House of Wonders (Beit-el-ajaib), and the Old Arab Fort. Finish your tour at the Forodhani Garden.

Discover the Enchanting History and Culture of Zanzibar

7. Discover the Enchanting History and Culture of Zanzibar

A Stone Town tour in Zanzibar takes you on a captivating journey through the historic heart of the island's capital, known for its rich cultural heritage and distinctive architecture. Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a labyrinth of narrow, winding streets lined with centuries-old buildings, bustling markets, and vibrant local life. During the tour, you'll explore the maze-like alleys, where the air is filled with a blend of aromatic spices and the sounds of people going about their daily routines. The architecture of Stone Town showcases a fusion of African, Arab, Indian, and European influences, reflecting the island's diverse history as a major trading hub. You'll have the opportunity to visit iconic landmarks such as the House of Wonders, a grand palace that once served as the Sultan's residence and now houses a museum dedicated to Zanzibar's history and culture. The Old Fort, built by the Portuguese in the 17th century, stands as a reminder of the island's colonial past. The Anglican Cathedral, located on the site of a former slave market, serves as a poignant reminder of Zanzibar's role in the slave trade. As you stroll through the narrow streets, you'll encounter bustling bazaars where traders sell an array of goods, from colorful textiles and handmade crafts to exotic spices and fresh produce. The tour offers an opportunity to immerse yourself in the local atmosphere, interact with friendly locals, and perhaps even sample some delicious Zanzibari street food. A Stone Town tour provides a glimpse into the vibrant history, culture, and daily life of Zanzibar. It's a captivating journey that allows you to appreciate the unique blend of influences that have shaped this enchanting island destination. You will be picked up from your hotel or resort from any location in Zanzibar and driven to stone town to start your tour. Once the tour is over, you will be driven back to your hotel or resort.

stone town walking tour

8. stone town walking tour

Stone town is famously known for its prominent historical and artistic importance from Eastern to Central Africa. Its history mostly dates back to 7th century with defused culture and its architecture where the world explorers met up. Enjoy walking in the World heritage site of Zanzibar’s ancient town. You will visit different historical sites, the bustling market, the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum, and the site of the former slave market at the Anglican Cathedral Church. Discover Zanzibar City’s UNESCO-listed historic center on a Stone Town walking tour that explores Zanzibar’s history and distinctive architecture, from a bustling local market to a Sultan’s palace-turned-museum. Sightseeing on foot means you can leave cars behind while following Stone Town’s most narrow, winding streets, and group size is limited to 10 people for personalized service from the guide.

Stone town Private Walking Tour

9. Stone town Private Walking Tour

Stone town tour is the walking tour, where we are going to get experience of history of slaves since 17th century and 18th century. when we walking there we get opportunity see the old slave market site, darajani fish market, Freddy mercury house, house of wonders and old fort. where the first ones to set foot on Zanzibar was parshian from Iran and they became Portugal under Vasco-dagama and late Arabs from Oman and British. stone town tour is very excited tour involving with a lot of history and different influence. our driver and professional tour guide will meet you from your point take you to the spice plantation, after you done will take you back to your point

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4.7
(6 reviews)

Muhammad was extremely knowledgeable, attentive and took the time out to ask what I wished to cover as a part of my tour! Muhammad even provided me with a cold beverage, which was much needed during the hot temperatures we were in! Communication with the line management team was fantastic as I had to reschedule my tour to a later time, which was no issue whatsoever and my guide went above and beyond to collect me from my hotel for the tour. I definitely recommend this tour!

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

Very informative. Very hot in February but worth it for a glimpse of Stone Town current life and to learn about its history. Jack our guide was very good.

Very well organized tour with a driver who drives cars with working seat belts! , a very kind and involved guide Abou. We are pleased

It was a great experience with our fantastic guide, Abu. Very helpful and friendly. Well done Abu! Thanks