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Free walking tour in Stone town

Your Guru: Nassor
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4.7
22 ratings
  • Zanzibar
  • Available in English
  • 3h

About the Guru

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 s... More

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

About the Tour

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.

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: I will be waiting you at Darajani market with the paper written Guruwalk

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are not accepted.
Minimum of attendees:
No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is not suitable for pets.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (22)

4.7
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Professionalism
4.95
Fun
4.9
Expression
4.95
Quality
4.8
Route
4.7
Mike
07 Aug 2022 Calgary
Verified booking
Travelled in group - Aug 2022

A worthwhile tour to see Stone town efficiently and safely. Nassor is knowledgeable, and kind. He made our experience memorable from getting us to taste a fruit specific to Zanzibar called sour soap! He is caring and kind to ensure we are safe throughout the tour. He made sure we were aware of traffic in the narrow passageways and we stood in the shade for his talks. He smiles a lot and is a native of Zanzibar. You can tell by his body language about his passion for this city!

Frida
07 Aug 2022 Lund
Verified booking
Travelled in couple - Aug 2022

Very nice guide!

Response from Nassor
Thank you so much Frida....I wish you all the best in your life
Ludwig
04 Aug 2022 Augsburg
Verified booking
Travelled in couple - Aug 2022

Really nice guy. Knew a lot about Zanzibar history and always had good answers to our questions. He showed us nice places we could visit the following days. He always was Patient with us when we wanted to buy things on the way and helped us bargaining. So totally recommend his tour :)

katja
04 Aug 2022 Dresden
Verified booking
Travelled alone - Aug 2022

Željka
02 Aug 2022
Verified booking
Travelled in group - Aug 2022

Nassor took us 5 friends around Stone town and explained all the perculiarities of the place. He replied to all our questions and was willing to communicate and share about life in the past and present of Zanzibar. Thank you one more time

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!