Walking city tour of Stone Town, Zanzibar

Duration: 3h
Languages: English
Guru: Shamis
Registered on June 11, 2022

Hi, I'm Shamis Sansibar, I was born and raised in Zanzibar island, Tanzania. I enjoy showing people around my island and sharing some histories, beautiful places, things to do, what to eat, attractions, and different things that I know about Zanzibar. Come as a guest leave as a friend

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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

Welcome to the tour of the Old Stone town!

Explore the most beautiful city of stone town of Zanzibar. Stone Town is one of the oldest living Swahili towns in East Africa. Established by Arab slave and spice traders in the early 19th century.

The town gets its name from the beautiful houses built with coral stone. The town was also an important base used by many European explorers including David Livingstone.

It’s beauty and historical value has earned it a well-deserved place on the UNESCO world heritage list.

This walking tour offers you a complete introduction to the city. You'll hear interesting facts about the city that you wouldn't notice walking around by yourself.

Most sites to see in Stone town are within walking distance. You will discover the history and culture of Zanzibar Island, together we will get to know the most important and most beautiful places such as:

  • Forodhani garden
  • Old Fort
  • House of wonders 
  • Palace museum 
  • Bath house
  • Local market 
  • Saint Joseph church 
  • Anglican cathedral 
  • Slave monument 
  • Former family home of Freddie Mercury 

... And many more.

I'm looking forward to meeting you!
I will do my best to make your visit unforgettable and memorable. 

Feel free to reach me out if you have any questions regarding my tour list. 

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  • Meeting point:
    Mizingani Rd, Zanzibar, Tanzania
    Mizingani Rd, Zanzibar, Tanzania
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    I will be outside of the old fort entrance, Stone Town

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).

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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.
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