Stone Town Tour
It is a wonderful introduction of Zanzibar that gives you the feeling of the rich cultural heritage. One gets a comprehensive view, history and walk of the Stone Town. Magnificent architecture, narrow alleys, sand and stone ancient built houses where some of them are over 200 Years old that have Arab/Indian carved wooden doors.
We begin this tour at the main City market which was opened in 1904, where tropical fruits, vegetables, spices and fresh fish from the island are sold. Our next stop will be at the Anglican Church of Christ built by Bishop Steers in 1873 on the site where slaves were being auctioned.
Other highlights on our historical stone town tour are a visit to:-
Sultan's Palace (Now a Museum)
Built in the late 1890's for members of the Royal Sultan's family.
House of Wonder
Built in 1883 as a Royal ceremonial function Palace.
The Africa House
Formerly known as English Club.
The Old Fort
Built in 1700 by Arabs for defence against the Portuguese.
Where you can spend your evenings leisurely watching the brilliant sunset while enjoying the locally made dishes, Zanzibar pizza and barbequed sea food.
We round up our tour by walking through the narrow streets where you will find exotic bazaars, curio and boutique shops which offer novelty gifts and attractive batik materials. Here one gets a comprehensive view of the Stone houses, which have Arab/Indian carved doors and the architecture which helps to make Zanzibar famous.