Free walking tour in Stone town

Duration: 3h
Languages: English
Guru: Nassor
Registered on May 15, 2022

I'm Nassor a tour guide born and raised in Zanzibar. I'm a registered tour guide in Zanzibar with a guiding license from the Zanzibar commission of tourism to operate tours in Zanzibar. I love meeting with new people to share knowledge about Zanzibar its history, cultures, and life. Zanzibar is my pride since it is in my heart and I decided to take a tour guiding course to share with the world beauty of Zanzibar and become an officially ambassador of my beautiful country which packed with a lot of history, diverse cultures, and nature I'm a food lover, I like to cook and I conduct a cooking classes for Zanzibar cuisine

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Stone town is the birthplace of Zanzibar's history, religions, and cultures. It is the beating heart of Zanzibar, throughout the centuries it was a very important meeting point for all races of people. It was here the journey for the expedition of the discoveries for the source of the Nile river began in 1857, missionaries, sailors and slave traders have left their marks here. the evidence of their legacy is still seen in the populations, the cultures, and the architectures

Stone town walking tour takes you to the heyday when Zanzibar was the vast commercial empire in east Africa as the center of the slave trade, the land of spices, and the gateway to Africa

While walking in stone town you will see the vibrancy of cultures, religions, and the architecture that form landmark buildings of Zanzibar such as the old fort, sultan palace, the Anglican church, and catholic church, the house of wonder and the birthplace of freedy mercury as you pay tribute to his home.

The walking tour starts at Darajani market which is the central market to see the varieties of foodstuff produced in Zanzibar and the interactions and activities of local Zanzibaris in the market. The market has five sections meat section, fish, vegetables, fruits, and the spice section which is the most interesting section in the Darajani market then heading to explore the narrow alleyways, and the streetscape. the Zanzibar carved wooden door which is unique of its kind with distinctly carved decoration and learn its importance in the Zanzibar architecture as they present traditional features in Zanzibar architecture. Seeing the view of the stone town is a must as you marvel at the mixtures of the architecture and see the stunning scenery of the rooftop of stone town buildings along with the Indian ocean and the aerial view of the new town outskirt of stone town

If you love shopping and want to buy souvenir, the stone town has plenty of shops to complete your desire and lastly, we end up to visit freedy mercury house and our final stop will be at the British former club which is now known as the African house hotel to see how British embraced this place to spend their day after a long hour and even sometimes made this place their holiday destination.

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  • Meeting point:
    The Mkunazini Baobab tree, R5HW+R3P, ...
    The Mkunazini Baobab tree, R5HW+R3P, New Mkunazini Rd, Zanzibar, Tanzania
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    We will meet at Lukmaan Restaurent

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Jolene 02 Dec 2022
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Travelled in couple - Dec 2022
Very good morning walk around Stone Town with Nassor, thank you!
Thomas 09 Nov 2022
We went on a tour of Stone Town with Nassor during October 2022. Nassor was perfect, very knowledgeable about the history of the old town and its traditions. His English was more than sufficient for the tour and we particularly enjoyed him showing us the fruits, vegetables and spices in the market. At the end of the tour, he again took care of finding us a perfect little local restaurant.
Elisa 09 Nov 2022
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
The tour with Nassor was very nice, we came across all the important information about Zanzibar, the history and how the city and the archipel became what they are now. Also, we walked through the most important sightseeings in Stone Town and I really liked the city! In addition, he also gave us great tips about where to eat and what to do in the rest of our time in the island. Thanks to him we organized the rest of our stay. Very recommended!
Simon 24 Oct 2022
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Travelled in couple - Oct 2022
We had a great time with Nassor, he is very knowledgeable and was able to answer all our questions! Can recommend :)
Amelie 20 Oct 2022
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Travelled in couple - Oct 2022
Nassor is a very caring and professionnal guide. He knows well about the city and the surroundings as well as history. We had a really good time with him during the walking tour, he is funny and well prepared. We highly recommand his tour.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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