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Stone Town culture tour

Stone Town, Mjini Magharibi Region, Tanzania
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3 hours


Up to 30 days

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After a very delicious breakfast  at  your lovely stone town or Beach Resort ,will board the Double coaster luxury  bus / or relevant transport to enjoy stone town TOUR.
This is very  interesting guided tour which takes you to most historical sites in this wonderful Spice Island of Zanzibar at the Stone Town ,most of its houses read back to more than 400 years of age with unique architects of  Arabs ,Portuguese, Phoenicians etc  . You will visit Zanzibar town market (opened 1904).  Here you will be able to see and buy tropical fruits and spices (if you wish).   You will also feel the pulse of Zanzibar and hear different dialects being spoken by the local people at the market.

From there you will be proceeding to Old slave Market which now stands the Anglican Cathedral Church of Christ built by Bishop Edward Steers in 1874 on the site of the former old slave market. You have to remember that Zanzibar was the Slave Centre Market in Africa up to 6th June 1873 where the slave trade was abolished and the slave market closed.  You will see tiny and dingy rooms where slaves were kept (Slave Chambers) before sent to the auction table which was placed in the Old slave market. There is no trace remaining that can be a notably evidence of this forgotten slave trade but the High alter of the Anglican Cathedral Church stand exactly where it was the Weeping post. The weeping post used to determine  the best price of the SLAVES how strong slave are better deal, if slave wiped and stand still means strong and that result onto the best price. If crying means Weak and result onto low price.

You will then be driven or walk (optional) to National Museum of Zanzibar the (House of wonder built in 1883) to see many interesting relics from the time of the Portuguese,  Sultans (Kings) of Zanzibar as you will remember that Zanzibar ruled by Portuguese and later  Sultanate of Oman for couple of years, and also details of the early Explorers, Missionaries, Traders  such as Dr. David Living stone ,Stanley, Speke and Barton Then a drive along the beach road up to Forodhani  Gardens where you will see the Old British Consulate   (the house where the body of late Dr. Living stone was kept and later sent to (Great Britain),  Dr. David Livingstone dead at Chitambo (ZAMBIA) in 1882 but his body brought to Zanzibar and then sent to Great Britain. You will then visit the Arab Old Fort built  (1700),
High Court Building, Old German Consulate, Africa House – (former English Club) Tip Tip House, kelele   Square, Old British Consulate, Orphanage Home, Forodhani Gardens, Sultan Palace (Palace Museum). Also you will be luck to watch  former French Hotel in Zanzibar ,Custom House, Old Dispensary, Old Harbor are among the topic in this very guided tour in Zanzibar.

Afterwards a leisure walking through the narrow streets of Stone town (old part of Zanzibar town) where most of the houses date back to more than 400 years.  In this part of town you will find a lot of exotic small bazaars and shops.  Meet  Zanzibari People doing their local shopping (they are very friendly and helpful)  Finally you will be taken to Maruhubi Palace Ruins built by the third Sultan (King) of Zanzibar (Sultan Barhash in (1880) and Dr. Living stone House  built  in (1866 ) before enjoying your next programs.


  • Stone Town
  • Old slave market
  • House of wonder
  • Anglican church
  • Zanzibar market

Bulk discount (by Amount)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 12 People 12 30 $5,00


  • Entrance fees to attractions
  • Private tour guide
  • Private transfer
  • Personal expenses
  • Transfers from and to hotels out of Stone Town


0 – 3 hours

Activity Types

Guided tours

Activity's Location

Stone Town, Mjini Magharibi Region, Tanzania


Is the pick up in my hotel included in the price?
If you stay in a hotel in Stone Town, the pick-up is included in the price, but if you stay in north, east, South or any other place out of Stone town, the transfers are not included and have to be added as extra cost.


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