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Zanzibar historical walking tour with Mohamed.

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: German, English
Guru: Moh'd
Registered on November 20, 2023

I am Professional freelance tour guide in Zanzibar, l speak English and German language. My main job is to guide tourists in my town, to give them information about zanzibar and tour especially historical sites and tell them about our culture and traditions. My favourite city is Cape Town.

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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

Stone Town walking tour.

This is 2 hours walking tour in stone Town. Stone Town is the heart and historical town of Zanzibar and Stone Town started as fishing villages in 12th century and develop to commercial empire in 19th century.   We call stone Town because the town was built by stones Red clay and whitelime. But stone Town is world heritage site declared by UNESCO in 2000.
Historical zanzibar was Oman holding from 1804 up 1964 where zanzibar gain her independence. But before Oman in 15 century the coast of East Africa was under the Portuguese up to 17 century where Oman took over the Portuguese and established their settlement. 
 So in stone Town we have different attractions where we visited. 

First we give history of Zanzibar and culture of Zanzibar and we visit all attractions that are found in stone Town. 

Freddie Mercury House. Freddie Mercury was famous Queen singer he was born in Zanzibar and his real name is Farouk bulsara. 

Old Fort. This is Arab Fort and was built by Oman defend them selves against purtugees invasions but now we use for international festivals. 

House of wonder. This was sultan Palace and he built in 1883 for ceremonial purposes. And was the first house in East Africa to have electricity and water to electric lift and was the first highest building in East Africa now is our national museum. 

Slave Market. This was the main slave market in East Africa, slaves were brought here and were sold but the market officials closed in 1873 after slave trade was abolished now is historical site here we visit to the slave Chambers , slave monument, Anglican cathedral where the whipping post used to be and final we finish to the slave exhibition. 

Spice and fish market. After slave market we visit Spice and fish market where you can see the main activities of the local here and you can see fish vegetable also you can buy spices for your own uses or gift for friends or for your mam. 

Zanzibar doors and zanzibar architecture. In stone Town we have three architectures Indian Arab and English architectures but all architectures are characterized with beautiful zanzibar doors. 

Hamamni Persian Bath. This was public bath and was built by the third sultan of Zanzibar. 

Hindu temple. 

In stone Town we have cosmopolitan population and mixed culture but 90% are Muslims, the rest are Christians Indian and non believers. But in stone Town we have 2 churches, 3hindu temples and 50 mosque but we have authentic religious torelance. 

How ever at the end of tour we give chance for shopping, this is part of the tour. 

You are warmly welcome zanzibar and you are warmly welcome to stone Town. Let us explore together. 

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Mizingani Rd, Zanzibar, Tanzania
    Mizingani Rd, Zanzibar, Tanzania
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    I will be front of the old Fort in stone Town to the main mizingani Road.

  • 1
    Free admission
    Darajani Bazaar
  • 2
    Entrance not included
    Freddie Mercury Museum
  • 3
    Outside visit
    People's Palace Museum
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Old Fort of Zanzibar
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Freddie Mercury Museum
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Jaw's Corner
  • 8
    Outside visit
    House of Wonders
  • 9
    Outside visit
    St Joseph's Cathedral
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Night Food Market

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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4.63
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4.72
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Carlos 19 Jun 2024
Barcelona

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
El guía no se presentó y no pudimos hacer el tour reservado por Stone Town. Fue una lástima, pues la ciudad seguro que tiene mucha historia que ser contada.
Sharon 15 Apr 2024
Leiden

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Really nice and interesting tour. Moh’d has a lot of knowledge and told me lots of interesting information and facts about the history, culture and architecture of Stone Town and Zanzibar. We walked around old town and saw a lot of sites. Really happy that I took this tour and that I learned more about this interesting place! I feel like I’ve really seen Stone Town now, and would definitely recommend it to others!
Katrin 05 Apr 2024
Stuttgart

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Mohammed hat uns eine private Tour gegeben, es war toll um Stone Town kennenzulernen. Die Tour kann ich sehr empfehlen für alle die einen Überblick über die Stadt und ihre Geschichte haben möchten. Ich empfehle Mohammed gerne weiter!
Christina 02 Apr 2024
Mannheim

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Da keine weitere Buchung an diesem Tag vorlag, war ich alleine mit Mudi in Stone Town Best Guide. Mudi hat die Tour wirklich toll gemacht und mir viele interessante geschichtliche Hintergrundinformation zur Stadt gegeben. Die wichtigsten Sehenswürdigkeiten der Stadt wurden mir gezeigt. Ich konnte frei entscheiden, ob ich die Museen besuchen möchte. Mir persönlich hat es gereicht, diese von außen zu betrachten und mir von Mudi ein paar Informationen dazu geben zu lassen. Mudi ist wirklich ein sehr freundlicher Guide, der mir alle Fragen beantworten konnte. Sehr zu empfehlen.👌
Bege 23 Mar 2024
Gothenburg

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Very interesting walking tour in Stonetown Zanzibar with a super professional guide.
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Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
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Does not accept large group reservations.
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Not suitable for pets.

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Minimum of attendees
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The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
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