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Historical Tour of Stone Town

This begins with a visit to Zanzibar’s colorful market. Alive with the buzz of locals bartering fresh vegetables and baskets of tropical fruit, amongst the heady smell of Jack fruit (amongst many other exotic fruits) we continue on to the site of a cathedral built in 1874. The cathedral signifies a potent time in Zanzibar’s history and stands on the sight of a past slave market. Abolished in 1873 by decree of the Sultan of Zanzibar, the cathedral’s high altar stands on the exact site of the whipping post that was in the market. From here we visit the residence of the late Sultan of Zanzibar, Tip Tip House’, the Old Fort, Peoples Palace’ and the House of Wonders’, full of intrigue from days of long ago. The Hamamni Persian Baths can also be visited. The Baths were built by Sultan Barghash in the late 19th century and once served the wealthy locals as the first public baths in Zanzibar. The tour ends with a stroll down the narrow streets of the old stone town, the heart of Zanzibar’s vivacious history.

Hotel pick up time:
Morning: 08:30 from beach hotel or 09:00 from stone town hotel
Afternoon: 13:30 from beach hotel or 14:00 from stone town hotel

Things to Bring: A hat, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes or flip flops.