The heart of Zanzibar’s capital, Stone Town, was built during the 19th century and remains charming and unique. Labyrinths of narrow alleys lead to palaces, mosques and old Arab houses; tiny shops sell colorful tinga-tinga paintings, Zanzibari antiques and heavily adorned chests. The early-morning market At Darajani Is buzzing, as the locals discuss prices of fragrant spices, exotic fruit and kingfish.
No car needed here! Five-times-daily calls to prayer from the mosques and the hustle and bustle of town, are part of everyday life here. It’s a lively, vibrant atmosphere, but don’t expect tranquility!
Off the beaten track, we will take you to a different side of town to avoid the touristy areas.
Our knowledgeable guide will tell you about Stone Town’s fascinating history, show you the distinctive architectural features and give you insights into everyday life in Zanzibar. Optional we offer a delicious vegetarian lunch at a local home (think: peas in coconut, curried veggies, mango chutney and sesame bread)