Day trips & excursions

Historic Stone Town private tour

Availability: Daily
Duration: 4 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Take a stroll through the streets and become part of the city
  • You'll become so familiar with the city that it'll start to feel like home
  • More than a tour - your guide will share their love of art history with you
What to expect

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stone Town boasts African, Indian, European and Arabic influences, making it a beguiling place to explore. This half-day private tour takes you to all the highlights while your guide regales you with stories of famous inhabitants. Then polish your haggling skills at the famous shopping area with the help of your guide.

The historical buildings and winding streets will be the setting for this private tour. Your own guide will show you around while pointing out landmarks such as Darajani Market, the main bazaar in Zanzibar, as well as the former slave market and Forodhani Gardens where you'll be greeted by views over the House of Wonders – a former sultan's palace.

Meanwhile your guide will fill you in on popular inhabitants such as Princess Salme, Farrokh Bulsara and Bi Kidude. Last but not least, you'll pass by the Old Fort before finishing up with some craft and souvenir shopping.

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What's included
  • Entrance fees
  • Guided tour
  • Water
  • Pick-up and drop-off from designated areas
  • Transportation
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
Reduced price
  • Infant (0-3): free
  • Child (4-11): reduced
Where

After booking, you will receive the local supplier's contact details to schedule your pick-up time

Meeting point:

Pick-up service available from different locations:

  • Stone Town hotels and Zanzibar Town
  • North West Coast hotels and South West Coast hotels (= Mangapwani, Fumba)
  • North East Coast hotels (= Pwani Mchangani, Kiwengwa, Uroa, Pongwe, Chwaka, Matemwe)
  • North Coast hotels (= Nungwi, Kendwa)
  • South Coast hotels and South East Coast hotels (= Kizimkazi, Pingwe, Paje, Jambiani, Michamvi, Makunduchi)
What to remember
  • Please note, it is recommended to wear loose-fitting, non transparent clothing that cover your shoulders and legs
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When
  • Available every day
  • This is a half-day tour of 2-4 hours
  • Pick-up service available from Stone Town. Please refer to the Meeting point section for more details
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Provider
Fisherman Tours & Travel Ltd.
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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