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Zanzibar Stone Town tour

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Follow the trail of the sultans, slaves and explorers in the winding streets of Stone Town.

Learn all about the events that shaped Zanzibar, from the excellent guides that lead the tours of Stone Town. Walk in between the buildings where history shaped the city and visit the former Slave Market, the Anglican Cathedral, the House of Wonders, the Sultans' Palace Museum and the Old Arab Fort and Dispensary.

While the walking tours trace the steps of the past, they also cast light into the modern life of Stone Town. 

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The markets of Stone Town is one of its main attractions and the traders stand proud behind their stalls, seafood and fish are piled high, fresh loaves of bread lie in wicker baskets and fruit and vegetables are neatly stacked. 

Children play in the streets in the residential areas, mamas sit out and gossip while the men play board games. An optional stop at The Zanzibar Coffee House provides a rest from the heat and hustle and bustle. A selection of drinks, local sweets and seasonal fruits act as the perfect refresher.

The City Tour is very flexible and can be adapted to different interests and time frames. There's antique hunting, souvenir shopping, the chance to learn about David Livingstone’s time in Zanzibar and even a walk along the path of the slave trade.


* Wear closed walking or hiking shoes.
* Please dress conservatively when walking through Stone Town. Women should cover their shoulders and wear long skirts or trousers.

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