The oldest city and the cultural heart of Zanzibar! Stone Town has hardly changed in the last 200 years. It is a place of winding alleys, bustling bazaars, mosques and grand houses, whose original owners competed with each other over the extravagance of their dwellings, which is reflected in the beautiful brass-studded and carved wooden doors. You can spend many wonderful hours and days exploring this fascinating town as you wander through the labyrinth of narrow streets and alleyways. For a special memory, experience a romantic sunset sailing cruise on a traditional dhow, complete with delicious snacks and your favorite drinks.

Themes

  • Heritage

Highlights

  • Stone Town Tour
  • Sunset Dhow Cruises
  • Spice Farms
  • Bustling Markets

Places to Stay

Emerson Spice

Style: Heritage

Fusing a restored nineteenth-century Swahili sultan's palace and Zanzibar's first photographic studio, this multi-storied small hotel has an inner courtyard, six unique antiques-filled rooms, and one of Zanzibar's best restaurants.

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Kisiwa House

Style: Heritage

Kisiwa meaning 'island' in Swahili, is a luxurious hotel in Stone Town noted for its elegant blend of boutique sophistication and gracious Swahili hospitality.

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Mbweni Ruins

Style: Boutique

Mbweni Ruins Hotel is situated on a beach in the outskirts of Zanzibar town, in botanic gardens by the Indian Ocean shores.

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Tembo House Hotel

Style: Heritage

Situated in the heart of Stone Town, the Tembo Hotel is a magnificent historic building on the waterfront which is ideally located to explore Stone Town.

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Zanzibar Palace Hotel

Style: Heritage

Zanzibar Palace Hotel is an old Sultan's palace situated within Old Stone Town.

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Zanzibar Serena Inn

Style: Heritage

Zanzibar Serena Inn is located on the sea front of the historic Stone Town on the western side of Zanzibar Island.

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Activities in Zanzibar Stone Town

Zanzibar – Spice Farm Tour

Aromatics & Spices discovery: A fascinating yet passive close up view of Zanzibar’s spice trade, including a visit to an aromatics distillery (3 hours)

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Zanzibar-Stone Town Tour

Stone Town cultural walk: Discover the streets, architecture, art, markets, daily life and places of interest in the old city by foot (3 hours)

Other Included Activities

Safari Blue Sea Excursion: Full Day Depart from Fumba on a traditional hand built mahogany sailing Dhow, enjoy dolphin viewing, guided snorkeling, swim in the mangrove lagoon, climb an ancient baobab tree and sail back after a beach BBQ lunch.

Other Included Activities

Traditional Dhow Sunset Cruise: Enjoy sightings of the old city from a different perspective from the ocean side. Sit back, relax and enjoy drinks & homemade snacks (2 hours)

Other Included Activities

Nungwi Village Cultural Experience: Wander through the local village of Nungwi with your guide, drink from a coconut, visit the Dhow builder’s beach and the turtle sanctuary. Option of a seafood lunch on the beach (6 hours)

Other Included Activities

Wild Zanzibar – Jozani Forest Tour: Visit the immensely tropical Jozani Forest, home to The Red Colobus Monkeys, where you will have an opportunity to view them (3 hours)

Other Included Activities

Karibu Kizimkazi – Dolphin Spotting: Start your day early for a higher chance to spot these magnificent mammals. Stop at the superstitious caves en-route if time persists (4 hours)

Additional Activities in Zanzibar Stone Town

Changuu Island – Giant Tortoises tour: These amazing ancient creatures are well worth the lovely boat trip across from the old town. There’s even a chance to swim & snorkel (3-4 hours)

Other Included Activities

Aromatics & Spices discovery: A fascinating yet passive close up view of Zanzibar’s spice trade, including a visit to an aromatics distillery (3 hours)

Other Included Activities

Stone Town cultural walk: Discover the streets, architecture, art, markets, daily life and places of interest in the old city by foot (3 hours)

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