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Cultural Walking Tour through Stonetown, a UNESCO World Heritage Site provided by Splash Tour Company

Cultural Walking Tour through Stonetown, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Cultural Walking Tour through Stonetown, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
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About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 195567P2
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • licensed Tour Guide
  • Pick up from Hotels located in Stonetown
Exclusions
  • Food and Drinks
  • Tips for the Guide
  • Transfer from other parts of the Island (the Tour is starting in Stonetown)
  • Entrance Fees
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • The pick up in Stonetown is included, we can also pick you up from any other location on the island - for extra cost
  • Forodhani, Zanzibar, Tanzania We will start our Tour at Forodhani Garden, infront of the Old Fort
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • licensed Tour Guide
  • Pick up from Hotels located in Stonetown
Exclusions
  • Food and Drinks
  • Tips for the Guide
  • Transfer from other parts of the Island (the Tour is starting in Stonetown)
  • Entrance Fees
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • The pick up in Stonetown is included, we can also pick you up from any other location on the island - for extra cost
  • Forodhani, Zanzibar, Tanzania We will start our Tour at Forodhani Garden, infront of the Old Fort
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Forodhani
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Forodhani Gardens
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib)
  • 2
    Darajani Bazaar
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral
    Jaw's Corner
    Princess Salme Museum at Emerson on Hurumzi
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Holly R
1 contribution
The best
Apr. 2021 • Couples
Abdi was amazing from picking us up from airport to dropping us off, taking us to the pcr test ,organizing the whole stone town and prison island tour! It was seamless and he was an amazing guide, he knew so much interesting information! Even took us to an amazing coffee shop because we said we loved coffee, he really went above and beyond! 10000% recommend !
Written 11 April 2021
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Menna Elen
6 contributions
100% recommend! Friendly, helpful and great
Feb. 2021 • Solo
I was a solo traveller and I went on their tour to prison island, Nakupenda island and then I did a walking tour. I was in contact with Abdi before I arrived and he was so helpful and lovely. When I arrived he picked me up from my hotel and we walked to the beach to meet the boat. Then I met with Hassan who was my guide for the day, I was the only one with Hassan but they found me other people to share the boat with to help save some money. Hassan had good English, a lot of great info and answered all of my questions on the prison island tour and the walking tour. The food was delicious we had fresh fruit, soda and water and lovely fries with fresh fish and seafood on the island! Hassan had great information to share on the walking tour and they even went above and beyond to help me find the bank to pay for my COVID test. Later on in the evening Abdi was kind enough to once again pick me up from my hotel and take me to the local food market (which was delicious) and take time out of his night to ensure that I had a memorable time. I would 100% recommend Splash as they are very kind, helpful and knowledgeable.
Written 20 February 2021
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Elena G
Moscow, Russia2 contributions
Good & supportive guide
Lukman is a very polite & knowledgeable guy, organizes good tour & can help in any difficult case!
Thank you for today Prison island & Stone Town city tours!
Written 12 March 2020
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Emma
Melbourne6 contributions
Splash tours were fantastic, would never use anyone else
For starters, I just happened to walk past Splash tours office as it was just near my hotel and I thought I’d take a quick look. What impressed me the most, was Abdi wasn’t trying to do a big sales push like everyone else in stone town. He was down to earth, honest and didn’t put pressure on me to book with him. Later that day I booked a stone town walking tour and Abdi was exceptionally knowledgeable, thoughtful, easy going and was happy to answer all of my questions that weren’t even related to to the tour. After the tour, I booked and paid for the prison island tour to do the next day but fell sick and Splash tours were happy to move me to the next day. I was then still unwell to go the next day so they offered me a refund which I declined but asked if instead Abdi can walk with me and carry my bags to the ferry terminal and help bypass all the pushy porters which he generously accepted. Even after walking me to terminal, he offered to refund my money but no way was I taking it, Abdi was worth every cent.

If I wasn’t unwell, I would have used splash tours for even more activities but even so, Abdi was fantastic and it was great to know I had someone who would be honest and assist me with anything I required in stone town especially when unwell. Thanks Abdi :)
Written 23 October 2019
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Honest_Joe87
London34 contributions
Tours with a personality!
Sep. 2019
Met Lukhman by chance while walking through stone town on my first day there. I’m glad I did because he was very welcoming, charming and very informative on his excursion to Prison Island and the rest of Stone Town. He was also very instrumental in organising high quality transport to other areas of the island with a good trustworthy driver. There are many tour operators in Stone Town but I felt to go with Lukhman due to his friendly attitude and his story about building a business with his brother. Lukhman is very entrepreneurial with lots of tenacity and his business deserves to be the best tour operator on the island. He and his company are very trustworthy and would only recommend the best for any tourists on the island.
Written 22 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hey, thank you for your review! We are happy that you enjoyed your vacation and the Tours with us! You are always welcome back to Zanzibar!
Written 29 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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