A never miss tour while in Zanzibar!
The Stone Town is a UNESCO recognized World Heritage, thanks for its exceptional value in culture and architecture. It is the capital of Zanzibar and host as the seat of its government. It is full of unparalleled history within the region, almost where everything happened or started!
The half day guided drive-and-walk tour sets off at the City Market now at the heart of the city. It then proceeds to the Roman Catholic Cathedral, built at a site of former slave market with slave chambers still intact. Next is the National Museum (opened 1925) and, adjacent to it, the Natural Museum which hosts stuffed specimens of local birds, a small but useful herbarium of native plants, and a collection of shells. It will then take you to the waterfront to Shangani – Old British Consulate (the late Dr. Livingstone body remained here and later sent to Britain), the old Fort (built in the 1700), and the House of Wonders (built in 1883). En route you will pass by the High Court, old German Consulate, the Africa House (formerly English Club), Tippu Tippu House, Kelele Square, and Forodhani Gardens. You then proceed on a leisure walk through the narrow streets of Stone town boasting of small and exotic bazaars and curio shops. The tour ends with a visit to Maruhubi Palace Ruins (1880) via the Old Customs House, Old Dispensary building and Dr. Livingstone House.