Follow the trail of the sultans, slaves, and explorers in the winding streets of Stone Town. Your guide will tell you about the events that shaped Zanzibar, leading you through the buildings where it all happened, such as the former Slave Market and Anglican Cathedral, the House of Wonders and the Sultans’ Palace Museum, the Old Arab Fort and Dispensary.
While tracing the steps of the past, the walking tour provides you with a window into modern life in Stone Town. Explore the markets, seafood and fish piled in the fish market, fresh loaves of bread in wicker baskets and the neat stacks of fruit and vegetables as traders sell their wares from their stalls. Children play in the streets in the residential areas, mamas sit out and gossip while men play board games.
From here, you’ll head to the beach and climb abroad a traditional sea faring dhow for a sunset cruise. Sails billow in the wind and the sun sets over the Indian Ocean, turning the sky pink and gold. You’ll arrive at Mbweni Ruins Hotel for dinner in the stunning gardens, lulled by the sound of waves crashing against the shore, the chirping of cicadas and evening birdsong.
Closed walking or hiking shoes.
Please dress conservatively when walking through Stone Town. Women should cover their shoulders and wear long skirts or trousers.