Stone Town

Stone Town

Walking through Stone Town will feel like going back in time. Walk through the labyrinth of narrow streets and winding alleyways. Enjoy the magnificent Arab/Indian architecture, bustling bazaars and many beautifully decorated mosques.

Our guide will take you to the famous House of Wonders, the slave market, Freddy Mercury’s house, the old fort and much more. It is very easy to lose track of time and spend hours wandering the old quarters of Zanzibar’s capital, experiencing local life in its purest form.

Did you know?

You will find many doors studded with brass spikes. This is most likely a modification of the Indian practice of studding doors with sharp spikes of iron to prevent them from being battered by elephant during times of war.

In 915 AD, an Arab traveler recorded that Zanzibar island abounded in elephants and around 1295 Marco Polo wrote that Zanzibar had ‘elephants in plenty’. Unfortunately, there are no elephants on the island anymore and the brass studs seen today serve only as decoration.

"There is so much to discover about the history of Zanzibar, it’s truly a hidden gem!"