Zanzibar 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 local 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,I love meeting with new people and share my knowledges about Zanzibar its history, cultures and life. I welcome you in my beautiful city (Stone Town) to see its beauty and magic of the city in the architectures, religions and cultures. this world heritage site has a lot things packed in since it creations from the 19th century when it was a capital of Zanzibar and commercial capital in East Africa. Today stone town continue to be the oldest living town in East Africa with its people who brought a mixture of cultures, religions and a unique architectures Join with me as your local tour guide in this Free Walking Tour in Stone Town Zanzibar to explores and wonder the beauty of Stone Town

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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 for 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 covers some of the most important historical parts of Stone town with historical significance in Zanzibar history together with a features contributed the formation of Zanzibar history

  • Former slave market site now Anglican church(museum in stone town)

  • A visit to Darajani market which is the central market in Zanzibar to see varieties of foodstuffs produced in Zanzibar inside the market sections together with a local interactions and activities of Zanzibaris in the market

  •  Explore the Carved wooden door once in use as symbol of status for the owner of the house that shows his richness and high esteem in the society 

  • Deep dive into stone town narrow alleyways to witness the beauty of differents architectures designed and made in stone town

  • Heading to the northern side of Stone town dominated with landmark buildings of Zanzibar such as 
  1. Former Zanzibar Sultan Palace
  2. Old Dispensary 
  3. Old Custom House
  4. House of Wonder 
  5. Old Arab Fort 
  6. Forodhani Garden(Night Food Market) 

  • Explore the streetscape of Stone town as you walk down the street and see the faces that represent the cosmopolitan in Zanzibar

  • A Visit to Freedy Mercury House(A home where Freedy Mercury spent his childhood memory in Zanzibar)

  • Saint Joseph Cathedral(AN Example of Romanesque architecture in Zanzibar architecture) 

  • Jaws Corner(The heart of stone town and a place for local people to have a conversation and socializing)

  • Africa House Hotel(Former British Club)

If you love shopping and want to buy souvenir, the stone town has plenty of shops to complete your needs
The tour end at Africa house as the final stop 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • 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

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral

    The old slave market was a site where slaves from Eastern Africa part of the central were brought at market waiting for negotiation and sold to Arabs merchant who came to buy slaves for the work in the date plantations and some as a domestic workers in an Arabs houses, the site which used to be a slave market constructed a church by English missionary to mark the end for the abolition of slave trade in 1873

  • 2
    Free admission
    Darajani Bazaar
  • 3
    Outside visit
    House of Wonders
  • 4
    Free admission
    Old Fort of Zanzibar
  • 5
    Entrance not included
  • 6
    Free admission
    Africa House Hotel
  • 7
    Outside visit
    St Joseph's Cathedral

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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Paulina 19 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Very interesting and fun. Nassor was knowledgeable and friendly. We fell in love with Stonetown
Jan Kees 17 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
A nice warm guide, took us along the old town. Can definitely recommend Nassor
mwlanie 16 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Nassor is very knowledgeable and courteous. We recommend him for tours.
Selena 08 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Nassor was lovely and professional. It was very very hot on the day we went but he made sure we had water and found shade when needed. Had a lovely afternoon walking around Stonetown and would recommend to anyone to have a tour!
Luna 07 Feb 2024

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Travelled alone - Jan 2024
Thank you very much for all the knowledge shared
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 30 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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