Free tour

Explore the Stone Town with Aly

Duration: 3h
Languages: English
Guru: Aly
Registered on April 25, 2023

Hi! this is Aly. I'm a professional tour guide based on history, culture architecture, and the slave trade on the East African coast, I have enough experience on how to guide tourists and I know how to handle tourists either in groups or with two people it's been a long time now I'm doing this

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

We will visit Zanzibar Stone Town, an archipelago of two main islands Unguja and Pemba with small islands scattered throughout them.

The Stone Town of Zanzibar located on the east coast of Africa has been over the centuries meeting place for cultures from all over the world, was one of the Swahili city-states which declined in the 14th century for the arrival of the Portuguese.
During the free walking tour, we will be visiting Old Fort, Old Custom, Forodhan Park Darajani Market, and Old slave market in Stone Town.

The tour is based on the history of the city and the island itself.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    R5QQ+RMV, Zanzibar, Tanzania
    R5QQ+RMV, Zanzibar, Tanzania
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    I will be in Forodhan Park where there's a bandstand

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral

    they will verily see the monument and the chambers where the slaves were kept however they will also understand about slave trade in East African as well as whole world in general

  • 2
    Entrance not included
    Old Fort of Zanzibar

    they will probably know about the history of Portuguese with their arrival in zanzibar and Omis

  • 3
    Outside visit
    House of Wonders

    the tourists will know the history of the house of wonders which was the first hous to have electricity and elevator

  • 4
    Outside visit

    they will get to know about the cultural fusion of zanzibar island and the arrival of different people from different places in the world across the Indian Ocean

  • 5
    Outside visit
    St Joseph's Cathedral

    they will probably understand about slave trade in East Africa and the arrival of French who came to buy slave and2 take to mourishes however understand about the aims of being in zanzibar island

  • 6
    Entrance not included
    Zanzibar Spice Community Shop

    the travelers will see all spices and fruits which grows around the tropical areas and if they would like to buy it's available for cheap price and experience the activities in daily life

  • 7
    Entrance not included
    Old Customs House

    the travelers will probably see the customer house where by people used to get stumped either to export or import in the ancient time

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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Angela 27 Jun 2023

We really enjoyed our Stone Town tour with Aly. He was nice, funny, informative and engaging. He had great information and we learned so much about the history of Zanzibar on his tour. He was also accommodating and found us a bathroom and stopped by the market per our request during the tour. Highly recommend that you book a tour with Aly!
Stacey 24 Jun 2023

Aly was such a great guide! Even before our tour he was trying to help me find a charger for my phone. He was very knowledgeable and also engaged with us throughout the tour by asking us questions and answered pretty much all the questions we had. We were looking for specific items to buy at the market and he took us to the area he thought would be best. My experience overall was really great and I’d recommend Aly to others who are interested in learning about the history of Stone Town.
Joan 20 Jun 2023

I would definitely recommend a walking tour with Aly! He was super professional, identifying himself with his ID card and handling sensitive topics like the history of the Slavs trade and religious questions delicately. He was also able to accommodate the various needs that arose in our group. I recommend this tour with Aly as a way to get to know Stone Town!
Bilytis 09 Jun 2023

Aly is such a good guide. You feel that he really loves his job. He is really professionnal, make effort to speak french, his explications were very completed, he cares about your expectations. The best for me in the island!!
husam 20 May 2023

had an amazing tour with Aly yesterday, it was the best tour we had in zanzibar. he had so much information and understanding of the local history and culture, and was very open to any questions. highly tecommended tour!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is 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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