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Darajani Market (Marikiti Kuu) Tours

Darajani Market (Marikiti Kuu)
Travelers looking for an authentic East African experience need look no further than the crowded stalls and narrow passes of Darajani Market (Marikiti Kuu). From early morning until late at night locals and visitors alike wander between merchants selling tree-ripened fruits, freshly caught fish, savory stews and spicy local delights. 

While Darajani is mostly a food-lovers paradise, with plenty of vendors selling fresh ingredients and homemade delights, visitors can also find some random items, like brand new electronics, spare tires and modern clothing shipped in from overseas. Travelers should be prepared to haggle for the best price—particularly on fragrant spices—one of the best souvenirs from a trip to Zanzibar.

Practical Info

The market is also known as Estella Market and Marikiti Kuu. It is located on Darajani Road near the Anglican Cathedral of Christ, just off Creek Road. It’s best to visit during the early morning, when items are at their freshest and shops are fully stocked.
Address: Market Street, Zanzibar Town, Tanzania
Hours: Daily sunrise to sunset
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Stone Town Walking Tour in Zanzibar

Stone Town Walking Tour in Zanzibar

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Discover Zanzibar City’s UNESCO-listed historic center on a Stone Town walking tour that explores Zanzibar’s history and distinctive architecture, from a bustling local market to a Sultan’s palace-turned-museum. Sightseeing on foot mean you can leave cars behind while following Stone Town's most narrow, winding streets, and group size is limited to 10 people for personalized service from the guide.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.75
Price varies by group size
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$29.75
Price varies by group size

Stone town and prison Island tour

Stone town and prison Island tour

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Immerse yourself in Zanzibar’s culture - history on a full day guided tour of Stone Town and Prison Island. Explore on foot and by boat for a comprehensive overview of the area. Bring your swim suit along for swimming-snorkeling in Prison Island
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.50
Price varies by group size
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$60.50
Price varies by group size
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Stone Town Evening Walk Tour With Visit Food Markets

Stone Town Evening Walk Tour With Visit Food Markets

Take part in a unique 3-hour evening food tour in Stone Town. First stop at Darajani Market, where locals go to buy their fruits and vegetables. Experience the fun hustle and bustle of this busy market and admire the multitude of foods on offer.   Your next stop will be at the Africa House sunset bar, the best place to watch the sun go down. As you watch the sky change colors, enjoy some soft drinks or local beers made in Tanzania. Afterwards, explore the streets of the city, which has itself been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hear stories about the city and see where the locals gather to celebrate events, watch football, or just have tea and play some games. Continue walking to Forodhani Garden, which hosts a popular street food market in the evenings. Try out local foods and drinks like Zanzibar Pizza, urojo soup, shawarma, sugarcane juice, spice tea, coffee, and more.   Your tour will end at 8:00 PM, at which point you’ll be taken back to your hotel.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.50
Price varies by group size
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$40.50
Price varies by group size
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Cultural Walking Tour through Stonetown, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Cultural Walking Tour through Stonetown, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Stonetown is a UNCESCO world heritage site since 2000. It was the main center of the slave trading around the Indian ocean, you can see many important spots of the abominable past of this time. The city is full of historical importance in East Africa. Stonetowns architecture, reflects the various influences underlying the Swahili culture, giving a unique mixture of Arab, Persian, Indian and European elements. Immerse yourself in all the wonderful smells, colors and spectacle that you can only find here through the mix of the different cultures. In our guided Tour we will see and explain all important places of the history, the House of Wonders, Forodhani Garden, Slave Trade Museum / Anglican Church, the Hindu Temple, Catholic Church, Darajani Market, Jaws Corner and much more. Loose yourself in the narrow streets, look at the carved doors which tell stories, venture into the rush of the market and feel the spirit of Zanzibar.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.65
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$25.65

City Tour

City Tour

Stone Town is the old city and cultural heart of Zanzibar.It is a place of winding alleys, bustling bazaars, mosques and grand Arab houses whose original owners vied with each other over the extravagance of their dwellings. This is a walking tour that takes you through fabled Stone Town, where history appears to stand still. With visits to the House of Wonders,the former slave market for East African Slave trade, and Arab Fort,Freddie Mercury house, spice market, roman catholic church, Anglican cathedral church and others. The architectural style of Stone town buildings is a unique mixture of various influences and culture, ornately carved doors Stone Town has some excellent gifts shops with plenty of souvenirs and handicrafts. A guide walk through this colorful and alternating city who knows not only funny of Stone town, but also cruel stories to tell about life of the old times in Stone town. Stone town tour is a walking tour and takes almost 3 hrs walking in the narrow streets.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.77
Price varies by group size
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$30.77
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Zanzibar Stone Town Tour

Zanzibar Stone Town Tour

Stone town is the old residential city area in Zanzibar islands and among the popular town in East Africa since it has many famous and attractive historical sites. The unique beautiful architectural features of the buildings and doors of the most houses in this old city dating us back how Zanzibar was in 19thC, during colonial domination. The stone town tour is about 3-hours walking tour through passing the narrow streets. The guide will give you much details about all the sites which have significant histories such as Old fort also known as Arab fort built between 1698 and 1701 by the Busaidi group of Oman Arabs as defense against the Portuguese, Old Dispensary, Roman Catholic Cathedral, former Slave Market, Fruits and spice city market, House of Wonder (The tallest and largest building around the stone town as well as the first building to have an electrical elevator in East Africa) built by the second sultan of Zanzibar in 1883 and so on.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00

Stone Town Guided Tour from Zanzibar

Stone Town Guided Tour from Zanzibar

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Visit the historic Stone Town of Zanzibar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a guided, half-day tour from Zanzibar. With an experienced guide to lead the way, you’ll explore a blend of African, Arab, Indian, Persian, and European cultures, following narrow streets shaded by elegant balconies and verandahs. See the former slave market, the Sultan Palace, and a series of beautifully-carved wooden doors, with a 30-minute shopping break to browse for some of Zanzibar’s most distinctive souvenirs.
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  • 3 hours
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$41.03
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$41.03

Zanzibar Cooking Class & Spice Tour

Zanzibar Cooking Class & Spice Tour

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Fantastic food and spice experience,start at a local market shop for ingredients - then spice farm tour and cooking class.
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  • 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$54.00
Price varies by group size
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$54.00
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Cooking Class Tour

Cooking Class Tour

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You'll experience exclusive Swahili cooking flavors You'll get a hands-on training from a professional local chef You'll learn new cooking techniques that can easily be repeated at home Vegetarians are welcome. Let me know in advance if you have any dietary restrictions
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$76.93
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$76.93
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Stone Town Tour (Full Day)

Stone Town Tour (Full Day)

Come and join our experienced guide for a half-day visit. You will be introduced to the historic charms of old Stone Town, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage The excursion starts around 9.30 with the visit of the old monuments and exploring the past stories of the sultans and princesses. The visit incorporates a visit to the bustling bazaars, the past slave market, and chambers, the National Museum, the House of Wonders, the Old Fort, the Sultan’s palace as well as cathedrals and countless mosques. Stop for lunch in a local restaurant and enjoy the delicious dishes in front of the ocean. (main course, dessert & 1 soft drink) Then walk around the narrow streets of Stone Town where most of the houses date back more than 150 years for some shopping and enjoying the arts of the local craftsmen. Visit also a local bakery, door carvers, and antique shops.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.47
Price varies by group size
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$58.47
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Stone Town Bike Tour in Zanzibar

Stone Town Bike Tour in Zanzibar

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Pedal along a quiet cycling route on a bike tour that covers some of Stone Town’s highlights, from the Old Slave Market and Anglican Church to the house where singer Freddy Mercury was born. With narrow streets and lots to see, Stone Town’s historic center is the perfect place to explore car-free, and riding a bike makes it easy to pause frequently for photos, views, and sightseeing.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.00
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$35.00
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Old stone town with the Zanzibar doors tour

Old stone town with the Zanzibar doors tour

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This the heart of Zanzibar, visiting it will fill you the joy when you see people in different colors, nations, cultures religions and many more others are living together in it, in full time understanding to one another Nevertheless in this historical city there are numbers of nice curving doors, which motivate the visitors walking across the alleys and discover the hidden truth about them.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.65
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$25.65

Stone Town Tour

Stone Town Tour

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This tour is based on architecture, historical buildings and the stories behind those buildings. Guests will also see how local people culturally live.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.65
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$25.65

Stone Town City Tour

Stone Town City Tour

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No visit of Stone Town is complete without doing a guided city tour. The beautiful UNESCO world heritage city is home of many magnificent buildings and other sights, which reflect a period of over 1000 years of colonisation. Elements of Arab, Indian, African and European create a unique and fascinating townscape, which is still intact today. Our multilingual and experienced guides will show you the most prominent sights of Stone Town and some hidden treasures, while giving you detailed information to the history of these fascinating places. ​
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$31.16
Price varies by group size
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$31.16
Price varies by group size

Stone town & Spice Tour

Stone town & Spice Tour

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Explore Stone Town(the heart of Zanzibar).Visit Spice Farms walk around the herb and spice plantations, tasting and smelling various spices
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.39
Price varies by group size
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$65.39
Price varies by group size
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Stone Town Walking Tour

Stone Town Walking Tour

Stone town walking tour - get to know the culture, heritage sites, architecture and history.Stone Town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2000.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.00
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$45.00
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Zanzibar Scenic Flight: Departure from Uroa Beach Zanzibar

Zanzibar Scenic Flight: Departure from Uroa Beach Zanzibar

Take an aerial tour of Stone Town and its Suburbs by a private aircraft with up to 6 passengers in your private party. This is option of 60-minute scenic flight, departing from Karume International Airport. Listen to personalized commentary from the professional pilot via audio headsets while admiring views of Stone Town skyline.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,500.00
per group
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$1,500.00
per group
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Stone Town tour

Stone Town tour

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The tour covers the most attractive places in Zanzibar and is provided by the experienced and certified guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.03
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$41.03

Zanzibar City/shopping (stone Town Tour)

Zanzibar City/shopping (stone Town Tour)

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This is a walking tour that takes you through fabled Stone Town, where history appears to stand still. With visits to the House of Wonders,the former slave market for East African Slave trade, and the Arab Fort amongst others, it is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar.The architectural style of Stone town buildings is a unique mixture of various influences and culture. You will see Zanzibar’s bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques! Stone Town has some excellent gifts shops with plenty of souvenirs and handicrafts to choose from. A guided walk through this colorful and alternating city with tour knowledgeable tour guides, who knows not only funny of Stone town, but also cruel stories to tell about life of the old times in Stone town.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.67
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$26.67

Stone town + Prison Island Greatest Destination

Stone town + Prison Island Greatest Destination

We Craft and design your journey to Stone Town And Priston Island to explore and Discover the exotic culture and sights of a fascinating land. You will experience a blend of traditional and modern that combine comfort and authenticity throughout Tanzania greatest destination
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  • 4 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.00
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$70.00
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"Cheap Excursion in Zanzibar, pay one tour get one free!!!"

We are well organized tour operator in Zanzibar, working as a team with experienced guides and drivers. Who know what exactly our guests needs. We are the best Tour Operator.
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  • 2 hours 45 minutes
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$120.00
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$120.00

Zanzibar Stone Town Tour (City Tour)

Zanzibar Stone Town Tour (City Tour)

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Stone Tour is one of the tour which most of guests in Zanzibar prefer to have. Is not a time consuming tour but its uniqueness and varieties to see, no one would prefer to miss it. We have well trained and experienced guides who have been doing the tour for years and some decades. With thus vastnesses, we can guarantee the satisfaction to our guests. Book with us and you will be our ambassador.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.00
Price varies by group size
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$25.00
Price varies by group size
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Small-Group Walking Tour in Stone Town with Pickup

Small-Group Walking Tour in Stone Town with Pickup

You will see Zanzibar’s bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques! Stone Town has some excellent gifts shops with plenty of souvenirs and handicrafts to choose from. A guided walk through this colorful and alternating city with tour knowledgeable tour guides, who knows not only funny of Stone town, but also cruel stories to tell about life of the old times in Stone town. 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.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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$40.00

Stone Town Cultural City Tour

Stone Town Cultural City Tour

Many tourists come to enjoy our beautiful beaches, but while visiting Zanzibar, we invite you to get to know our culture, our food, and our people. We provide a diversity of cultural experiences. Come and get to know Stone Town and its people and discover all its magnificent wonders!
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$25.00
Price varies by group size
From
$25.00
Price varies by group size
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are Darajani Market (Marikiti Kuu) hours of operation?
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Darajani Market (Marikiti Kuu) hours of operation: Daily sunrise to sunset. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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