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Stone Town tours & holiday packages

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A maze of narrow streets jammed with bicycles and motorbikes, Stone Town is a place of historical and artistic value

Stone Town is a lively jumble of narrow colourful alleys and traders, with a wealth of cross-cultural influences in its architecture. A number of historical sites are worth visiting, such as the old slave market, the Old Fort and the House of Wonders.

When you arrive, you have to clear customs and immigration at the airport. Zanzibar has its own government and therefore it's own fairly lax legislation that could change from time to time. Yellow fever certificates are usually checked and international flight departure taxes charged. If you arrive on an international flight, you'll need to show your visa and yellow fever vaccination certificate. If you arrive from within Tanzania you just walk through the airport building after you collect your luggage.

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We recommend that you prearrange your transfer so that you know someone will meet you when you arrive. It's important to use reliable transport to get from the airport to your lodge or resort. Your lodge or resort can arrange this for you. Try not to drive at night as there are many hazards on the roads.  

If you arrive late, your first night's accommodation should be in Stone Town itself, which is just a 10-minute drive away. If your flight leaves early in the morning or at night, spend your last evening as close to the airport as possible to avoid driving in the dark. 

The airport can become fairly busy and disorganised so make sure you arrive in plenty of time for your departing flight. If you're boarding an international flight you'll have to pay your taxes in cash before you leave, but if you’re flying anywhere within Tanzania you just board your flight.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Stone Town

What kinds of animals will I see on safari?

Whether you are in the Southern or East Africa you will generally be able to see the big five. The difference really comes in when considering antelope as they are based on your chosen location. go there.

What vaccinations should I get?

This is all dependant on the countries that you will be visitng and due to the status of certain vaccinations changing at times, please consult our experts before getting vaccines. go there.

Is it okay to drink the water?

In some parts of Southern Africa it is safe to drink the tap water, however it is highly recommended to stick to bottled water (mostly supplied) during your trip as even drinkable African water is completely different in taste and… go there.

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