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Stone Town Private Walking Tour

Stone Town Private Walking Tour

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It’s fascinating to explore historic Stone Town—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—but it’s easy to lose your way in the area’s maze-like, narrow streets. To stay oriented and ensure you don’t miss key highlights, join a private guide with deep knowledge of local culture. It’s fully personalized to your preferences, whether you’re shopping for local textiles, interested in history, or learning about Stone Town’s unique architecture.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$34.62
Price varies by group size
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$34.62
Price varies by group size
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Spices and Stone Town Tour in Zanzibar

Spices and Stone Town Tour in Zanzibar

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Discover Zanzibar’s aromatic history on a half-day walking tour of Stone Town, setting out on foot so you can see Stone Town’s narrow, car-free streets and atmospheric corners. After convenient pickup at Zanzibar hotels, you’ll cover some of Stone Town’s highlights, from colonial landmarks to the Old Fort, the house where Freddy Mercury was born, and an Anglican Cathedral that marks the former site of a slave market.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$42.18
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$42.18
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Stone Town and Prison Island from Zanzibar

Stone Town and Prison Island from Zanzibar

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Tour Zanzibar's UNESCO-listed historic district and premiere natural attraction on this tour to Stone Town and Prison Island. Learn about the current culture and history in Stone Town as you walk past its attractions, including a Portuguese fort, the Sultan Palace, and the birthplace of Freddie Mercury, before continuing your tour to Prison Island, famous for its population of giant tortoises.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$42.18
From
$42.18
Taking safety measures

Stone Town Walking Tour in Zanzibar
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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

Nakupenda Beach Day Tour in Zanzibar

Nakupenda Beach Day Tour in Zanzibar

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Visit Prison Island and Nakupenda Beach on a full-day tour that’s all about snorkeling and sunbathing on one of Zanzibar’s most pristine beaches. This inclusive tour features a seafood lunch, snorkeling gear, snacks, and door-to-door transport from Zanzibar hotels to ensure a hassle-free day of exploring the coast, with plenty of time independent time to enjoy beautiful Nakupenda Beach.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.00
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$60.00
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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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$57.70
Price varies by group size
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$57.70
Price varies by group size
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Private Airport to any hotel transfer

Private Airport to any hotel transfer

If you need cheap, safe, private transfer from anywhere to anywhere in Zanzibar island, we could help you. Transfer could be from airport to any beach hotel. Any beach to hotel to any other location in island. No more annoying taxi drivers. You pay fixed price for car so price is like this. Car fit 7 with normal baggage or 5 people with large baggage • Car have air conditioning • After buy we will ask for exact time and hotel or you could inform us • Experienced driver
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.00
per group
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$60.00
per group
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Zanzibar Airport Pickup

Zanzibar Airport Pickup

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We have modern cabs/Taxis, modern minibuses and Buses for the groups. We have well trained drivers who also serves as guides on the ways. We always respond to bookings any time and our services are done 24/7. Our car brands are new with every aspects of comfortability.
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  • 20 to 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$26.67
per group
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$26.67
per group
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Aquana 3 Island Tour/Excursion

Aquana 3 Island Tour/Excursion

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Aquana is the only excursion boat of its kind in Zanzibar (with a capacity of 35 persons, ample shade, solid seating and tables, private toilet & change room, shower, twin deck, walk around capability, swim-platform, cold drinks, two Mercedes engines, great friendly crew and more The 3-Island Day Tour will first take you to Changuu/Prison Island (which hosts the giant tortoises, peacocks, dik-dik antelopes and historical monuments), and with a little luck you may see Dolphins or Turtles on the way. After Changuu we cruise to the coral gardens of Bawe Island for snorkelling whilst the crew is preparing your lunch and thereafter to the amazing Zanzibar Sandbank. In the afternoon we head back close along the coast and passed Stone Town (ideal for taking nice fotos) and back to the Marina Verde. Pls note; the days that are blocked on the availibility chart are still available to groups of over 4 persons i.e. if you are more than four, you can opt for any day of the week (contact us)
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.29
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$51.29

Stone Town City Tour

Stone Town City Tour

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Explore Stone Town, the atmospheric cultural and historical heart of Zanzibar City, on this 3-hour walking tour with a guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.80
Price varies by group size
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$71.80
Price varies by group size

Zanibar Prison Island Boat Trip

Zanibar Prison Island Boat Trip

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The tour offers nature, history and adventure combined in a relaxing, enjoying the beautiful and nice beach, feeding giant Aldabra tortoise and colored fish and corals for snorkeling in the channel of the Indian Ocean, on this small isle just off the Stone Town it is launched from the city and involves a 30 minutes motorized boat ride to the “Prison” island. The British First Minister of Zanzibar, Lloyd Mathews, purchased the island in 1893 and constructed a prison complex there. No prisoners were ever housed on the island and instead it became a quarantine station for yellow fever cases.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
Price varies by group size
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$40.00
Price varies by group size

Prison Island Tour

Prison Island Tour

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Take a break from bustling Stone Town on this half-day tour to Changuu Island, also known as Prison Island, with two-way boat transfer included. Learn more about the island’s history as you explore its old prison buildings, meet giant tortoises at the island sanctuary, and get a glimpse beneath the calm waters with plenty of time for swimming and snorkeling around the island’s coral reefs.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.00
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$36.00

The Original Stone Town Walk

The Original Stone Town Walk

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To understand the Real history of Stone town - Zanzibar, you need to unpack its past by slowing down, and strolling through the alleys. Explore the town at your own pace - when you set off on our Private Walking Tour of this UNESCO World heritage site. Our local Professional and licensed tour guide will provide an in-depth look at every aspect of its history, culture, architecture and daily life without missing the key highlights including the Freddy Mercury House, Old Fort, Forodhani Gardens, Darajani Market, St. Joseph's Cathedral, Old Slave Market Site, and The magnificent Zanzibar Carved Doors.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$34.00
Price varies by group size
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$34.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Zanzibar Stone Town Walking Tour

Zanzibar Stone Town Walking Tour

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everyone will be satisfied from all the services which will be done by me be free to ask questions as you would like to ask or know.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.00
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$25.00
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Stone Town Tour

Stone Town Tour

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Our tour is made in a form of experiencing the reality of Stone Town based on historical facts that gives a real view of Zanzibar culture at the 19th Century, we have great guides who are very good and friendly with rich social engagement that makes our travelers impressed and satisfied with our services
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.00
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$25.00
Taking safety measures

Stone town with prison island

Stone town with prison island

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Professional tour guides, knowledgeable, hospitality and we offer good services for our clients. We are the best.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00

Stone Town Tour (Group Walking)

Stone Town Tour (Group Walking)

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It is a three-hour tour which begins at your hotel or entry point where you walk and driven around the historic old city. Our first visit during this tour and excursion in Zanzibar is the fruit market which was opened in 1904 here you will see and buy a variety of the tropical fruits and spices, Guests will visit the Cathedral, Slave Markets, Sultans Palace, Tip Tip’s House, The Old Arabic Fort, Freddie mercury house, Forodhani Park and the famous Zanzibar Doors in the petite streets.  Also to see and look at beautiful things concerning to Zanzibarculture like traditional wearing (khanga) for women and (kikoi) for men.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.00
per group
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$50.00
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Giklik Private Tour and Safari

Giklik Private Tour and Safari

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This is khamis (Giklik) l know the most interesting places of Zanzibar' tropical spice island, full antiquity history & Nature remaining from ancient world that am crave to share with tourists.This is super cheap qualified service not hurry/rush Guide. The beaches in Zanzibar are ravishing, UNESCO World Heritage Site in Zanzibar City, once flourishing trading hub, utterly captivated me: the history and melting pot of African, Arab, Indian and European cultures; the vivid shades of every color imaginable; the textures; the vibrant energy of the seafront and markets; and locals who greeted me with “jambo” (hello) “karibu” (welcome) every day, Inclusions & Exclusions, Excluded - Doesn't push customers/clients pay for admission to enter the building we can stand outside and get full history but once you interesting looking inside then you gonna do admission And I hope you experience this all for yourself with me!
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.00
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$25.00
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Full-Day Stone Town and Prison Island Tour in Zanzibar

Full-Day Stone Town and Prison Island Tour in Zanzibar

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Immerse yourself in Zanzibar’s dramatic 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, learn about local culture, architecture, and wildlife, and enjoy the convenience of round-trip hotel transfers.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$234.88
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$234.88

Historic Stone Town Tour

Historic Stone Town Tour

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My experience has shown that every guest has different interests. For this reason I always adapt the tour individually to the wishes of my guests.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.00
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$25.00
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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

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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$42.00
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$42.00

Zanzibar Spice Tour

Zanzibar Spice Tour

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A 3-hour food- and spice-focused tour in a local farming village Visit a local spice farm and learn about the history of Zanzibar’s relationship to spices Meet a rural farmer and learn African farming methods and even perform some techniques yourself
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
Price varies by group size
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$30.00
Price varies by group size

Prison Island, Nakupenda Sandbank and Stone Town Tour | Full-day + Lunch Buffet

Prison Island, Nakupenda Sandbank and Stone Town Tour | Full-day + Lunch Buffet

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It is a full-day private tour that includes the three most recommended tours in Stone Town; Prison Island, Nakupenda (Sandbank), and Stone Town City Tour. It is the Lifetime experience that you will not want to miss while on your vacation in Zanzibar.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.00
Price varies by group size
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$95.00
Price varies by group size
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