The essence of the cultural tour
Discover Zanzibar’s cultural gems in the company of a private and experienced guide, who will tailor-make your excursion to suit your personal interests and preferences. Appreciate the many cultural influences (African, Arab, Indian and European) and architectural features of Stone Town, also known in Swahili as Mji Mkongwe (Old Town). Gaze up at 19th century buildings, all built from coral stone. Stroll past large verandas with carved banisters and enormous wooden-feature doors. Follow the winding narrow streets full of bazaars, churches and mosques. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is ideally located in the old section of Zanzibar City, the main city of the archipelago.
You will get a chance to experience how local dishes are cooked using the island’s variety of spices and coconut milk. There’ll be time to browse the busy markets, filled with African and Asian-inspired trinkets, aromatic herbs, and clothing. Perhaps you might choose to visit a traditional dhow construction site, or a local school. Your tour will end with a visit to the Stone Town Heritage Society, dedicated to conserving, sustaining, and restoring Zanzibar’s built environment and heritage. This personalized tour will provide the opportunity to visit different parts of the island, and experience the cultural diversity of Zanzibar’s evolution, history, arts and cuisine.