Learn about the history of Zanzibar
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Walking through Stone Town will feel like you’re 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 former slave market, Freddie Mercury’s birth 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.
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.