Free walking tour in Stone town

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: English
Guru: Nassor
Quality Verified 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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Marta 23 Mar 2023

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Travelled alone - Mar 2023
Nassor was a great guide. He shown me all the places around Stone Town, the history of the city and some other curiosities. I had a great time on my first day in Zanzibar
Karen 20 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Nassor knows a lot and answered every question we had very well. We spent a good time with him!
cesar 20 Mar 2023

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Travelled in group - Mar 2023
Great experience of the tour around the city with Nassor. And great recommendation for the sunset view at the end. We liked a lot the couple of rooftops we visited.
Chai... 19 Mar 2023

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Travelled alone - Mar 2023
Great guide - very personable and knowledgeable!
Latife 18 Mar 2023

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Travelled alone - Mar 2023
It was a good activity to do in the center of Zanzibar. Learn about the history of the country and the city makes your stay more meaningful. Nassar was a great guide.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 15 people.
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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