This tour highlights the Arab, Indian, Persian and European influences on this vibrant city and is both interesting and enjoyable.
It begins at a central location in Stone Town. The excursion winds through narrow bustling streets and alleyways, to the fish and former slave markets, consulates, the Old Fort, the House of Wonders and other historical sites.
First you will visit the main market, which opened in 1904.
From there you will proceed to the Anglican Cathedral at Mkunazini built by Bishop Streers in 1874 on the site of a former slave market.
Next you will visit the National Museum of Zanzibar, then Forodhani Gardens, where you will see the former British Consulate, the Old Fort built by the Portuguese and House of Wonders known locally as
‘Beit-El-Ajaib” built by the Sultan.
This will be followed by a walk around the narrow streets of Stone Town where most of the houses date back more than 150 years. You will see many bazaars, curio shops, restaurants, stores selling souvenirs. From here, you will visit Dr. Livingstone’s House at the edge of the city. The last stop of the Zanzibar Stone Town Tour is at Marahubi, where you will see Palace Ruins and Persian Baths built by Sultans in the 1800’s before returning to your hotel.
@ USD 100 per person sharing