Stone Town City Tour
This is a walking tour that takes you almost 3 hrs in the narrow streets through this colourful and alternating city with our tour knowledgeable tour guide, where history appears to stand still. With visits to the House of Wonders, the former slave market for the East African slave trade, and the Arab Fort. The architectural style of Stone town buildings is a unique mixture of various influences and culture.
There is a lot of carved wooden doors in Stone Town. At last count in Zanzibar, these doors were 560. The oldest door discovered in Zanzibar is dated AD 1694. When a house was built in Zanzibar, the door was traditionally the first part to be erected. The greater the wealth and social position of the owner of the house.
You will see Zanzibar’s bustling market (opened 1904), where you can see and buy tropical fruits and spices. From there the tour takes you to the Anglican Church built by Bishop Steers in 1874 on the site of the old slave market. You will see a tiny and dingy room where slaves were kept before reaching the auction table.
Stone Town has some excellent gifts shops with plenty of souvenirs and handicrafts to choose from. The City Tour is very flexible and can be adapted to suit your interest and time frame.