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

Your Guru: Ali
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5.0
3 ratings
  • Zanzibar
  • Available in English
  • 2h and 45min

About the Guru

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 authori... More

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.

About the Tour

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.

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: I will be infront of the darajani old market

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is 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 (3)

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Professionalism
5.0
Fun
4.33
Expression
4.67
Quality
5.0
Route
5.0
Jorge
11 Aug 2022 Málaga
Verified booking
Travelled in couple - Aug 2022

Ali is extremely knowledgeable about Zanzibar people, history, economy, politics, etc., and is proactive to provide information, and takes the time to answer all questions. Very pleasant tour

Maureen
08 Aug 2022 The Woodlands
Verified booking
Travelled in group - Jul 2022

Alese
03 Jul 2022 Chicago
Verified booking
Travelled in couple - Jul 2022

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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!