Historical Stone Town Walk By Ally Jape

Zanzibar, Tanzania, United Republic of

Experience hosted by Ally

2 hours, Hosted in English
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Up to 6 people
Includes tickets

What you'll do

Within the hours invested in the tour you will gain a good understanding of the architecture, culture, daily life and the fascinating history of Zanzibar's capital city and its significant areas, buildings and historical sites. You will soon notice how Zanzibar’s cosmopolitan roots blend with African traditions to shape its unique culture.
Other things to note
The tour duration is not limited to 2 hours, depending upon your interests it can be more or less.

What's included

  • Tickets
    Old slave market site

Meet your host, Ally

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 156 Reviews
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I am a graduate in history and architecture of Stone town working as a trip-host and a professional tour guide, born and raised in Zanzibar.

I have been leading visits and sharing my home town stories with visitors from all corners of the world for more than 6 years now.

In company with one of my handpicked team guides or myself, all locals, with tourism academic backgrounds, we put in our passion for the city and expertise to provide you with a tour that highlight and covers every aspect of Zanzibar’s history, Stone town architecture, cultural heritage and daily life, for you to get a real understanding of this UNESCO World heritage site from a true local.
I am a graduate in history and architecture of Stone town working as a trip-host and a professional tour guide, born and raised in Zanzibar.

I have been leading visits and sharing my home town stories with visitors from all corners of the world for more than 6 years now.

In company with one of my handpicked team guides or myself, all locals, with tourism academic backgrounds, we put in our passion for the city and expertise to provide you with a tour that highlight and cov…
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Where you'll be

The excursion will lead you through a maze of narrow streets, a visit to the Anglican Cathedral (former slave market), House of Wonders, the Old Fort, Darajani market, Catholic Cathedral, Freddy Mercury house and experiencing the hustle and bustle of the streets, the bazaar full of coffee drinkers and the beautiful doors of Zanzibar.

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 156 reviews.

Nadine
July 2021
Ally is a wrath of knowledge and personalized our walking tour to my interests. He spent extra time and we stopped for a conversation and rooftop coffee looking over Stonetown. Really enthusiastic, great guide. Highly recommend!
Habab
July 2021
Yusuf was a great guide to take my friend and I around Stone Town. It was just the 2 of us which made it more flexible. The town is like a maze so we were glad to have someone walk us around without getting lost! So much history and culture. Yusuf was even kind enough to walk us to the restaurant where we were having dinner just after the tour. Highly recommend!
Yusuf was a great guide to take my friend and I around Stone Town. It was just the 2 of us which made it more flexible. The town is like a maze so we were glad to have someone walk…
Torben
July 2021
We had the pleasure of exploring Stone Town with Yussuf. One of my best experiences in Zanzibar. He is knowledgeable and a great storyteller. And at the same time a very openminded and honest person who answered willingly all kind of questions. His passion for Stone Town is admirable. He explained everything very well and answered all our questions. The tour was a good mix of history and culture. We ended up walking around in 4 hours and we enjoyed every minute. We can recommend this tour with all our hearts.
We had the pleasure of exploring Stone Town with Yussuf. One of my best experiences in Zanzibar. He is knowledgeable and a great storyteller. And at the same time a very openminde…
Grant
July 2021
Super time in Stone Town. Interesting, engaging and great tour from Ally. I would recommend this to anyone visiting, it is a great way to spend your morning.
Catherine
July 2021
Highly recommend this experience with Ally, I had a great time experiencing stone town with him - he is friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating :)
Jane
July 2021
I had the pleasure of exploring Stone Town with Yussuf. One of my best experiences in Zanzibar. He is knowledgeable and a great storyteller. His passion for Stone Town is admirable. He explained everything very well and answered all my questions. The tour was a good mix of history and culture. He was patient and happy to take photos for me ( which I really really appreciated). It was my Birthday and Yussuf made the day extra special - He even sang happy birthday for me…lol. He is a kind and genuine soul. I highly recommend this tour and him as a Guide.
I had the pleasure of exploring Stone Town with Yussuf. One of my best experiences in Zanzibar. He is knowledgeable and a great storyteller. His passion for Stone Town is admirabl…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

What to bring

A bottle of water

Camera