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Stone Town Tour - A Heritage Tour

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Zanzibar, Tanzania

  • Activities

    Architectural Tour, Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    $35 USD per trip
  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    To be organized by guest and guide

  • Starting Location

    To be organized by guest and guide

  • Price Includes

    Guiding services

Highlights

  • Come see the city with the narrowest streets in the world!
  • Zanzibar and Tanzania itself boasts a plethora of cultures and peoples, including Indians, Chinese, Oman Arabs, Phoenicians, Sumerians, Persians, Assyrians, Portuguese, Egyptians, Dutch and British Cultures Combined with typical African traditions. Learn how these cultures have created a fascinating mosaic together.
  • Zanzibar has 49 mosques - your guide will tell you which ones are the most grand and well-designed for your photography and exploration.

Guide

Trip Info

It takes almost 3hrs duration to explore the very fantastic history of this extraordinary site with it’s narrowest streets in the world – this is a heritage tour you won’t soon forget. As a cosmopolitan archipelago, Stone Town touts its amazing strong introduction of Indians, Chinese, Oman Arabs, Phoenicians, Sumerians, Persians, Assyrians, Portuguese, Egyptians, Dutch and British Cultures Combined with typical African traditions.

The Arab tradition is predominant in Urban design and architecture of stone town where the most impressive and admirable residential structures in town are the large Arab houses with a Central Courtyard (Patio) built in around 19th C.

With an exotic mixture of population and Culture, Stone town have more than 49 mosque, 2 Christian churches, 2 Operating Cinemas, 6 Banks, 4Hindu templates, several shops, Supermarkets, the buildings need repair and some have had collapsed already. Our well educated and experienced guides, will feed you with detailed information of those buildings which are of outstanding architectural and historical interest such as The Old fort, house of wonder, former Sultan palace, hamamn Persian bath, peace memorium museum’s Roman Catholic Cathedral, Old dispensary and so many other buildings which reflects Variety of Cultural influence. How ever, the walking along the narrow streets will let you clearly watch the elaborately carved Zanzibar wooden doors decorated with massive brass bosses, the balconies, loggias and Verandas of Variety styles whilest given the amazing history of old stone town and Zanzibar in general before, during and after colonial rule which includes trades, cultures business, art, religion and other social and economic influence.

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