Slave Chambers, Zanzibar

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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.

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(6 reviews)

We were fortunate to have our tour with Mr Ali. Not only was he knowledgeable about the history of Zanzibar and Stone Town, he made the tour fun and shared unique facts about the sites. It was heavily raining the day of our tour. Normally we would have rescheduled but we were leaving the city that evening. Mr Ali was so gracious with postponing the tour an hour to allow time for the rain to pass and when it didn’t, he sent out of his way to make the tour as enjoyable as possible. We learned a lot about the city, the famous people who lived here (Freddy Mercury), the past slave trade and the beautiful historic doors. You won’t regret taking this tour and hopefully you get to experience Stone Town with Mr Ali.

The driver picked us up at the hotel even though we were far away from Stone Town (Nungwi). We got there a little later than planned due to traffic but the guide was waiting for us. We walked around the city with him for about 3 hours and the tour was very good. Ali knows a lot about the history of the country and the city and answered every question. Super happy with everything from pickup to drop off at the hotel.

The pick-up and tour were wonderful. We got an insight into the history of Zanzibar and questions were answered competently. We always felt safe and well looked after as two women travelling alone. Thank you also for the pleasant pick-up and journey.

Excellent!! Mr. Ali gave us so much information and was the perfect guide for the pleasant tour of Stonetown. Thank you very much!

Trip ok. Very nice driver. Communicative. He took great care of us. We definitely recommend it ;)