Old Stone Town usually only gets a fleeting look on standard Zanzibar itineraries, with most tours focusing on the city’s newer landmarks. This small-group tour showcases traditional Stone Town: fixing on its historical districts during the fasting month of Ramadan, when local customs come to the fore. Explore narrow lanes and souks, discover Swahili culture at 02 museums, and learn how Stone Town grew from village to metropolis in just a few decades. Entrance fees included.
What can you expect?
You’ll start the day, after meeting your guide from your central beach Hotel, by walking the streets of Old Stone Town, stopping by a few enchanting sights and witnessing the city’s dynamic history woven by its people.
Your guide’s goal is to take you through a journey of tales to show you just how this small Arab village became a top destination city throughout the sands of time.
Learn about the city’s incredible leadership, people, and their traditions and livelihoods in when you visit both House of Wonder Museum and the Palace Museum. Pass by the Gold, Spice, and textile souks where once upon a time, vendors were only known by their names so you would often find a buyer shouting out ‘CHAVDA’ in search for his trusted vendor. There, you can practice your haggling skills and have the ‘Ghali Sana’ (very expensive) debate to score your best price for your souvenirs.
Afterwards, visit former Slave Market to enjoy some additional exploring. This 04-hour tour in old Stone Town is designed to capture the old city’s magic and the local culture from the eyes and experience of a local.