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City Tour

The Stone Town Tour is a three hours guided tour which begins at a central location in Stone Town. This is a fascinating excursion that winds through narrow bustling streets and alleyways, to the fish and former slave markets, consulates, the Old Fort, the House of Wonders and other historical sites. First you will visit the main market, which opened in 1904. From there you will proceed to the Anglican Cathedral at Mkunazini built by Bishop Streets in 1874 on the site of a former slave market. Next you will visit the National Museum of Zanzibar. From there, you go to Forodhani Gardens, where you will see the former British Consulate, the Old Fort built by the Portuguese and House of Wonders known locally as 'Beit-El-Ajaib" built by the Sultan.

After you will have a change to walk around the narrow streets of Stone Town where most of the houses date back more than 150 years. You will see many bazaars, curio shops, restaurants, stores selling souvenirs. The islands became part of the historical record of the wider world when Persian traders discovered them and used them as a base for voyages between the Middle East, India, and Africa. The Persians settled at what became Zanzibar    City (Stone Town) as a convenient point from which to trade with East African coastal towns. Stone town tour is a walking tour and takes almost 3 hrs of walking in the narrow streets. The half day trip includes the guide and all entrance fees. This is a private guided tour, we do not have sharing services on this ,we intend to make our clients more comfortable.

   

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