Stone Town City Tour

No visit of Stone Town is complete without doing a guided city tour. The beautiful UNESCO world heritage city is home of many magnificent buildings and other sights, which reflect a period of over 1000 years of colonisation. Elements of Arab, Indian, African and European create a unique and fascinating townscape, which is still intact today. Our multilingual and experienced guides will show you the most prominent sights of Stone Town and some hidden treasures, while giving you detailed information to the history of these fascinating places. ​

per adult from

$43

NZD

Duration

2 to 3 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Bottled water
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Stop At: Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, Mkunazini Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City Tanzania

      Upon its abolishment in 1873, slavery was a very lucrative business in Zanzibar, conducted by Arabs, Europeans and Indians. An estimated number of 17 million slaves was deported from Zanzibar, making it one of the main slave markets worldwide. Nowadays a museum is reminding everybody of this inhuman chapter of Zanzibarian history. You can see the chambers, where they were kept as prisoners, as well as the Anglican Church on the opposite site of the museum, which was built by English missionaries after the abolishment of the slave trade.

      Duration: 25 minutes

      Stop At: Old Dispensary, Malindi Rd, Stone Town, Zanzibar City Tanzania

      Being one of the most finely decorated buildings of Stone Town, the Old Dispensary symbolises the multi-cultural architecture and heritage of the city.

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Stop At: The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe), Nr. Beit el-Ajaib, Stone Town, Zanzibar City Tanzania

      Built between 1698 and 1701 by the Busaidi group of Omani Arabs, the Lld Fort is a large building with high, brown walls topped by castellated battlements. It was used by the Arabs to defend themselves against the Portuguese and against a rival Omani group. In recent years it has been partially renovated and it is now home to the Zanzibar Cultural Centre.

      Duration: 15 minutes

      Stop At: House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), Mizingani Rd, Stone Town, Zanzibar City Tanzania

      The House of Wonders is surely one of the landmark buildings of Zanzibar. After the building was finished in 1883, itt was intended to be a ceremonial palace and official reception hall. It was the first building in Zanzibar to have electricity, and also the first building in East Africa to have an elevator.

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Stop At: Darajani Bazaar, Stone Town, Zanzibar City Tanzania

      One of the best ways to experience local life is to explore the local Darajani bazaar/market. There is a market for spices, fruits, fishes... you'll discover pop-up vendors selling all sorts of interesting things. This lively place never gets boring.

      Duration: 15 minutes

      Stop At: Forodhani Gardens, On the Waterfront, Stone Town, Zanzibar City Tanzania

      The Forodhani Garden, located at the waterfront of Stone Town is a popular place for tourists and locals. You can sit at the beautiful Forodhani Park for an amazing view of the sea as well as a nice breeze to cool you down.

      Duration: 15 minutes

      Stop At: Stone Town, Zanzibar City Tanzania

      Walking through the narrow streets is like wandering in a wonderland. The historical city, now a UNESCO world heritage site, is a maze with endless fantastical buildings and beautiful architecture.

      Duration: 2 hours

    • Departure Point :
      Tembo House Hotel, Shangani St, Zanzibar 0004, Tanzania
      Return Detail :
      Returns to original departure point
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Language

    English - Guide

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    10

    Organised by Serenity Experience

    Activity ID: V-119896P5

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