Free Tour of historic and unique town in Zanzibar(Stone Town Zanzibar)

Duration: 2h and 45min
Languages: English
Guru: Ali
Registered on May 28, 2022

Hello. I am Ali. I am a tour guide for more than 7 years now. I love this job and its a huge pleasure for me to meet with differrent peoples from every corner of the world, inorder to share different experiences, changing ideas and new innovations but not forget you will get the history of our beautiful Zanzibar. Apart from being a certified tour guide by tourism authorities in Zanzibar. Ali is an environmental expart, bachelor degree holder on environmental planning and management but also diploma in agriculture and irrigation technician. So its an opportunity for you to discuss with me other issues if you will be interested. Thank you and you are most welcome.

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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

In this walking free tour, we will cover the most visited tourist attractions of Stone Town.
Note that the Stone Town tour is one of the tours which can not make you tired since we will walk under the three-story buildings all over the town.
First, you will visit the old local market which was built in early 1900 by the Sultan of Zanzibar.
Within this market, you will observe how it was planned with all cooking products available within it and how busy it is never forget populated with different kinds of people.
Then we will pass through different kinds of Zanzibar doors made by local peoples. This kind of door came into circulation in the early 1800. There are a different kind and each kind has something special within it which identify the nature of the doors. The curving of the doors explains the history of different things.
Followed by the former slave market: Zanzibar was the center of the slave trade for east African countries.
So this site is the heart of the slave trade, inside it, there is an Anglican cathedral church that acts as a symbol of the slave trade.
Together we will navigate through the old beautiful buildings with narrow paved streets with the only path for walking and bikes.
Also, we will visit the old fort or Arab fort but also other people call it the Portuguese fort, it was built in late 1600 by the Portuguese and finished by Arabs in 1700.
Then we will finish with the heart of stone town which is forodhani park or seafood night market.

What are you going to visit and see during the tour:

  • Local market
  • Former slave market
  • Zanzibar doors
  • Old fort
  • Forodhani Park
  • Indian ocean
  • House of wonder
  • Art and crafts (Wooden carving and architecture)
  • Local paintings
  • Sovenouir shops.

You are most welcome because its human right to for the people to have fun,enjoying but also discover new things like foreign cultures, architectures. Come and meet with Ali. 

Thank you very much.

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  • Meeting point:
    R5QV+HXM, Darajani St, Zanzibar, Tanz...
    R5QV+HXM, Darajani St, Zanzibar, Tanzania

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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Kaylee 03 Apr 2023

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Travelled in group - Apr 2023
Great tour, great guide! 100% recomendable
Elise 17 Mar 2023

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Travelled in group - Mar 2023
Ali was very helpful making sure we knew where to meet for the tour. He was so knowledgeable about the city and its history. He provided just the right amount of information. This was one of the best tours I’ve ever been on!
Naedene 27 Feb 2023

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Travelled in family - Feb 2023
Ali is such a great guide. He was early for our meet. His communication before the tour was superb and he kindly picked us up at our hotel. He is extremely informative, and engaging with the adults and kids on our tour. He was well spoken and easy to understand. We would highly recommend him for a fantastic day!! Thank you Ali
Bego 22 Feb 2023

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Travelled alone - Feb 2023
Ali was excellent! He did the 3pm tour just for me and 3 hours went by super quick! Totally recommended!
Maryse 15 Feb 2023

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2023
We had such a good time with Ali! We learned a lot about Stone Town and the history of Zanzibar. We definitely recommended a Tour with him 😊.
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Who is this tour for?

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.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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