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-storie 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/Spice markets
  • Former slave market
  • Zanzibar doors
  • Old fort
  • Forodhani Park/Seafood night market
  • Indian ocean
  • House of wonder
  • Art and crafts (Wooden carving and architecture)
  • Local paintings
  • Soveniour shops.

You are most welcome because its human right to  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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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    R5QV+HXM, Darajani St, Zanzibar, Tanz...
    R5QV+HXM, Darajani St, Zanzibar, Tanzania
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    I will be infront of the darajani local market.

  • 1
    Free admission
    Zanzibar Spice Community Shop

    Here is the starting point of the tour. From here i will expain in briefly about Zanzibar and Tanzania in general. Secondly is the explaination of Darajani local market and have a walk inside the local market.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Old Slave Market/Anglican 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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Dimitris 30 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
We had a very nice time with Ali! He was really well prepared and he explained everything in detail. Definitely recommend
Aleksandra 25 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
I really enjoyed the tour with Ali! Very kind, thoughtful, knowledgeable person! Also with great contact before the tour. Recommended! Asante sana Ali again! :)
Carla 16 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
We went on a Tour with Ali today and it was really good!! He was explaining a lot and never short on an answer for questions we asked! We went to a lot of places never with the feeling of being rushed. We would definitely recommend him as a Tour guide. Thanks again for the tour!
Thomas 09 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Ali was a great guide, walking us through the main sights of stone town. Especially the local market and produce was interesting. Thanks again and I would definitely recommend to take a tour with Ali
Will 07 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
Excellent tour, very knowledgeable guide!
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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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