Overview - HISTORICAL STONE TOUR
Stone Town is one of the oldest living Swahili towns in East Africa. It’s unique winding, narrow streets are adorned with (some crumbling) beautiful buildings. Established by Arab slave and spice traders in the early 19th century, Stone Town is the cultural heart of Zanzibar.
This two hour tour commences with a visit to Zanzibar’s colorful market. Alive with the buzz of locals bartering fresh vegetables and baskets of tropical fruit, amongst the heady smell of Jack fruit (and many other exotic fruits) we continue on to the site of the Anglican Cathedral built in 1874 by the British. The cathedral signifies a potent time in Zanzibar’s history and stands on the sight of a past slave market, its high altar standing on the exact site of the whipping post. Slavery was abolished in 1873 through a decree passed by the then current Sultan of Zanzibar.
From here we visit the residence of the late Sultans of Zanzibar, Tippu Tip House, Africa House (the former British Club), the Old Fort, Peoples Garden, House of Wonders (Beit-El-Ajaib)and the old Khoja Shia Itnashari Dispensary, full of intrigue and vivid history from a bygone era. The Zanzibar beach holiday Tour ends with a stroll through the narrow streets of the old stone town, the heart of Zanzibar’s vivacious history.
Trip Itinerary - 3 DAYS ZANZIBAR BEACH HOLIDAY
Day 1: Dar es Salaam – Zanzibar
Arrive at the Zanzibar Airport with Precision Air morning flight for Zanzibar beach holiday Tour and transfer to the Zanzibar Beach Resort for dinner and overnight Half board
Day 2: Zanzibar Dolphin Tour
After breakfast, drive to the South and take the Dolphin excursion, with lunch on the way. In the late evening, drive to Stone Town and overnight at the Zanzibar Serena Inn Half board
This full day tour takes you to Kizimkazi along the south-west coast of Zanzibar. There is a fair chance you will get to watch them up close and personal.
Day 3: Zanzibar Stone Town – Dar es Salaam
After breakfast, take a half day walk in Stone Town for shopping, and after lunch at a restaurant in Stone Town, drive to the airport in the afternoon to catch your flight to Dar es Salaam and your international flight home.