Guided tour

Zanzibar: Stone Town 3-Hour Walking Tour

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21 reviews

Activity provider: Babu Tours & Safaris

Zanzibar: Stone Town 3-Hour Walking Tour

Activity provider: Babu Tours & Safaris
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From US$ 27 per person

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Peruse the Zanzibar Stone Town on this 3-hour walking tour, with a professional guide who will take you to the historical sites, fruits and spice market, curio shops and bazaar streets.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian
Pickup included
Your hotel.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available


  • Visit the old slave market
  • Discover the origin of Swahili
  • Explore the historical sites
  • Visit the spice and fruit market
Full description
After a greeting and short briefing, you will be heading to the old fort which is also known as the Arab fort, the house of wonders, and then to Forodhani Gardens, a darajani fruits and spice market, and the Zanzibar ferry terminal. The tour also includes visits to the Freddie Mercury house, Zanzibar Curio Shop, Jaws Corner coffee shop, and more. Visit the Anglican cathedral, also known as the former slave market which was used for centuries as a hub for the East African slave market, whereby slaves were hunted and abducted from Malawi, Congo, Zambia and other parts of east Africa. With your guide you will have enough time for some leisure time to explore the narrow streets alongside the curio shops. The tour will end after 3 hours.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide fee to all the markets
  • Entrance fee to Sultan Palace
  • Government taxes
  • Tips for the guide
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • If tourists are staying in Stone Town, the pick up time from the hotel is at 9:00 AM, the guide will come to collect you at your hotel lobby
  • Tourists must wear clothing which is at least below the knees
  • You may not take someone's picture without their permission
  •  Comfortable shoes are suggested for leisure walking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 21 reviews

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The tour in German was very good. Our guide showed us the interesting places in Stonetown and always had background knowledge ready. The booked pick-up at the hotel in Kiwenga went on time and without any problems. I can unreservedly recommend the tour. 3 hours are enough.

September 29, 2022

The visit to the Sultan's Palace which is included in the tour has been closed for works for more than a year... who are we kidding??

September 12, 2022

Standard walk

August 27, 2022

Product ID: 208863