Handmade Zanzibar

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4 hours
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What You'll Do
  • Escape the familiarity of Stone Town with an adventure in greater Zanzibar City
  • Experience the vibrant atmosphere and amazing variety of Zanzibar’s biggest market
  • Visit a local woodshop to see how Zanzibar’s famous wooden beds and carved doors are made
  • Try your hand at the loom of a humble textile workshop
  • Enjoy a tasty lunch and local beer at an army bar overlooking the Indian Ocean
Wander through the exotic fruit and vegetable stalls of the island’s biggest market and top it all off with a delicious lunch at a local ocean view restaurant!
What to Expect
Experience real urban life outside Stone Town in greater Zanzibar City. Begin your urban adventure by driving past Darajani Market towards the northern neighborhoods of Zanzibar City. On your way, you’ll pass the old Sultan Palace ruins, Zanzibar University, and one of the most populous suburbs, Bubu.                                  

Your first stop on this Zanzibar tour will be at a textile workshop to see how the vibrant fabrics are dyed and turned into traditional clothing and decorative pieces. Although the textiles are rich, the workshop still functions in a very humble setting – adapting day by day as they work on new orders. If you want to learn more, you can even book to come in another day and create your own products. 

From there, head over to one of the biggest markets in town where you’ll get to taste dafu, refreshing juice from a whole coconut. Explore the different sections of this huge market, taking in the amazing selection of exotic local fruits and vegetables, fish and meat.

Travel to your last destination Chukwani, passing through the wealthiest suburbs where the parliament house and expensive homes are located. Complete your Zanzibar tour with a local meal and beer at a restaurant with a breath-taking view of the ocean. If you want to stay and take in the restaurant atmosphere, your guides will help you to arrange a taxi home, if not, you can join the guides back to Stone Town.   
What's Included
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Transportation
  • Donations to the workshops
  • Fresh coconut and food with one drink at the bar
What's Not Included
  • Any additional food or drink
  • Any purchases made on the way or in the workshops
  • Tips / gratuities for your guide
Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund
Meeting Point

In front of the Old Fort main entrance, Stone Town (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
During this tour, it is important to exercise discretion in taking photographs. You may take pictures in the workshops, however please ask your guide when it is appropriate to take pictures at the market or in the bar. You must always ask a person permission before taking their picture.

Dress standard:
Modest dress. It is strongly recommended to cover shoulders, mid-section and knees during this tour for both men and women.

Child policy:
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.

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Product ID: 48600