STONE TOWN TOUR
Old Stone Town Tour
It takes almost 3hrs duration to explore the very fantastic history of this extraordinary site with it’s narrowest streets in the world. As a cosmopolitan archipelago, Stone Town prouds of its amazing strong introduction of Indians, Chinese, Oman Arabs, Phoenicians, Sumerians, Persians, Assyrians, Portuguese, Egyptians, Dutch and British Cultures Combined with typical African traditions.
The Arab tradition is predominant in the Urban design and architecture of stone town where the most impressive and admirable residential structures in town are the large Arab houses with a Central Courtyard (Patio) built in around 19th C.
With an exotic mixture of population and Culture, Stone town have more than 49 mosques, 2 Christian churches, 2 Operating Cinemas, 6 Banks, 4Hindu templates, several shops, Supermarkets, the buildings need repair and some have had collapsed already. Our well educated and experienced guides will feed you with detailed information of those buildings which are of outstanding architectural and historical interest such as The Old fort, house of wonder, former Sultan palace, hamamni Persian bath, peace memorium museum’s Roman Catholic Cathedral, Old dispensary and so many other buildings which reflects Variety of Cultural influence. How ever, the walking along the narrow streets will let you clearly watch the elaborately carved Zanzibar wooden doors decorated with massive brass bosses, the balconies, loggias, and Verandas of Variety styles whilst given the amazing history of the old stone town and Zanzibar in general before, during and after colonial rule which includes trades, cultures business, art, Religion, and other social and economic matters.