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Historic Stone Town Tour
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Recommended by 98% of travellers
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My experience has shown that every guest has different interests. For this reason I always adapt the tour individually to the wishes of my guests.
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Ages 0-89
Duration: 2–3 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Certified guide
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Entrances
  • Entry/Admission - People's Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe)


Start:Multiple meeting point options.
  • Option 1
    Forodhani, Zanzibar, Tanzania
    You will meet Tour Guide/Leader at the Pavilion - Forodhani Gardens
  • Option 2
    Darajani, Zanzibar, Tanzania
    We meet all travelers at a meeting point. You will meet Tour Guide/Leader at Darajani Market
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 247095P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Which attractions will I visit with Historic Stone Town Tour?
    During this experience, places you will visit include:Discover and book Historic Stone Town Tour on Tripadvisor
    How much is Historic Stone Town Tour?
    Historic Stone Town Tour price starts from ₹ 2,487.15. Discover and book Historic Stone Town Tour on Tripadvisor
    What is the Historic Stone Town Tour cancellation policy?
    Historic Stone Town Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Historic Stone Town Tour on Tripadvisor
    Which company provides Historic Stone Town Tour?
    Historic Stone Town Tour is hosted by Hafidh / Lee - Your Zanzibar Local Guide. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Hafidh / Lee - Your Zanzibar Local Guide on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Historic Stone Town Tour on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 247095P1

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    Itinerary
    • You’ll have 2 starting options
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    • 1
      Stone Town
      Stop: 2 hours
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    • 2
      People's Palace Museum
      Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
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    • 3
      The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe)
      Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
    Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
    • Hafidh / Lee - Your Zanzibar Local Guide
      89
      Stone Town, Tanzania
      Joined in February 2020
    • 381amelied
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Perfect days, memories that last forever
      Lee was the perfect guide and host for us! He showed us the amazing spots that zanzibar has and made this holiday unforgettable! Everything was perfect and better than mentioned. Also his driver Ahmedi was very nice, always friendly and kind. Thank you Lee and Ahmedi for making this possible!
      Written 15 September 2023
    • robertl8
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mnemosyne Island- Fun Zanzibar, snorkeling and dolphin tour!
      We had an amazing time snorkeling and seeing dolphins with Lee and his great driver “Biggie”. They picked us up early and drove us to the boat. The water is gorgeous and has so many different shades of blues and greens. The fish were beautiful and it was like swimming in an aquarium. After Lee made sure we saw the best fish, it was off to see the dolphins jumping and swimming. We opted to stay in the boat. When we were ready, we went to the beach for a delicious seafood lunch. We had lobster, shrimp, snapper, calamari, octopus, fries, rice and veggie curry.
      Written 25 February 2023
    • ntendenis
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The best tour guide in Zanzibar, Lee is amazing and I will recommend him to all my friends and family. Let's goooo🥳🥳
      We had the pleasure of teaming up with Lee for our vacation in Zanzibar. We were two friends traveling for my friend's birthday. From the very first day I messaged Lee on Instagram he was very friendly and quick to respond.i had so many questions for him but he was very patient and he knows the Zanzibar island in and out. Lee took very good care of us from the moment we met him at the airport waiting for us. All our daily activities were super amazing and he took his time to explain a lot of information about each activity, Lee is also very panctual when it comes to hotel pick ups, he arrives well ahead of time and waits by reception. I would recommend Lee to anyone looking to explore Zanzibar, from hotel recommdations, activities and any other information. You are upsolutely amazing Lee, keep being awesome and I am wishing Waytozanzibar all the best. Let's go 😁🥳🥳🥳
      Written 11 October 2022
    • jeremy942
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Most reliable and affordable.
      My wife and I started ganizing our trip to zanzibar with Hafidh \ Lee on Instagram. he was very sharp to reply to us and gave us very good price from the first day at the airport till the last day. he is very charming and knowledgeable guide in Zanzibar, experienced and kind for the tourists. my wife and I were very pleased meeting him and his carefully driver Shehe, a very funny driver who made our vocation memorable. Shehe is always happy with what he does and helped us a lot, mwanamme. we're looking forward to coming back to Zanzibar, will definitely be with you again. thank you so much Lee. well recommended.
      Written 2 September 2022
    • deborahsG2232BL
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The best !!!!!!!!!!!!!
      We had the best stay thanks to our guide, he is funny, kind and attentive. The transport was very lively because lee is in the building!!!! Unforgettable excursions and very quick contact. We really feel safe, not to mention his driver shehe who also made us laugh all the stay. The best guide to zanzibar I recommend it to everyone!
      Written 25 August 2022
    • Michelle B
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful!
      I did the night cat your. What a great way to see the local parts of city and learn. My two guides were phenomenal. Personable, knowledgeable, and kind. Excellent spoken English too!
      Written 12 July 2022
    • aurelieczls
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience
      I had a great experience from picking us up from the airport to stone town. Also he was very friendly while we were visiting stone town and knowing about history . I recommend this taxi and guide :) Asante Sana for your experience
      Written 10 July 2022
    • stefanosl734
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mr
      A big thank to the best tour guide in Zanzibar for taking care of us on our trip in Zanzibar! Very kind and Knowledgeable person , we definitely recommend to all Whos travel to Zanzibar!
      Written 1 March 2020
    • 241gustavr
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      I had a really nice time
      I had a wonderful time with my family a few weeks back. We went to see Stone Town with the really nice guide. He was really good at his job, knew what he was talking about and could answer all of our questions. I highly recommend him if you are visiting Zanzibar.
      Written 1 March 2020
    • 49ainak
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent guide.
      Me and two friends had I tour in Stone Town with him. He had a lot of knowledge about the history of the city and we had a fun and exciting tour with him. I will recommend to go on a private guided tour with him if your planning a visit to Stone Town. Norwegian Tourist 😊
      Written 28 February 2020
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    5.0
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    Lisa M
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were 6 of us, my parents and I started communicating with Lee on Instagram for a while. We didn't believe that we could meet him and do tours with. Picked us at the airport upon arrival and escorted us with his friendly driver to Bwejuu where our accommodations was we did tons of activities with him, went swimming with dolphins at mnemba Island, prison Island, spice tour, jozani forest, the rock restaurant, safari blue, nakupenda beach, swimming with turtles at baraka aquarium and Stone town tour. The tours started almost immediately during the transport since he provided fascinating facts about the general history of Zanzibar. Lee is quite charismatic individual with wealth knowledge about the history of Zanzibar and great experience with what he does. He has really passion for what he does and it makes him an excellent tour guide. Won't be disappointed if you hire Lee for for doing activities with him. The tours were absolutely fantastic.

    Thank you Lee for pretty memorable and unforgettable experience.

    My family and I would absolutely recommend this tour.
    Written 23 April 2022
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    Thank you for taking the time to be with me. I look forward to reshowing you what Zanzibar has to offer in the near future. Regards, Hafidh.
    Written 26 April 2022
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    Le0215
    London, UK10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We spent 2 hours touring Stone Town with Fahmi, who was very personable and extremely helpful. He definitely helped give us a flavour for the history of the town as well as some understanding of what life is like for the locals today. Lee was excellent with the organisation, taking the initiative to make arrangements with our taxi driver on our behalf. I would thoroughly recommend the experience.
    Written 5 January 2023
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    Thank you so much for taking the time to be with Fahmi as your Zanzibar local guide. You're the best. Regards Hafidh
    Written 24 January 2023
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    Konstantinos
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2022 • Couples
    Excellent tour around stone town, more than 20 points, visited where history , significance of location was explained thoroughly.

    Our guide Iddi was a highly competent professional with a deep knowledge of the history of the place. This made the tour highly interesting.

    In addition the tour guide Iddi, was flexible to cater and address specific demands, (example visit local market), due to his deep knowledge of the city.

    Last minute arrangements and requirements from our side, of pick up and drop off where also met with success.

    In short id highly recommended this company and i would gladly employ them again.

    I would also look specifically for Iddi, as was very satisfied from his professionalism and customer centricity.

    Konstantinos
    Written 26 August 2022
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    That's absolutely great to hear that you had a great moment during the tour with Iddi. Much appreciated, Looking forward to showing you what Zanzibar has more to offer in the near future. Regards Hafidh
    Written 27 August 2022
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    Lora Fabio
    France1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hafidh - Nickname Lee, we met him on Instagram. Honestly speaking he's doing very great jobs on IG about promoting his beautiful island to the world by sharing amazing pictures and videos that he does tours with his clients. He is absolutely the best. My boyfriend and I had an amazing experience with him, doing stone town tour with him was such a delight, Lee is very friendly and in very knowledgeable about the history of Zanzibar, so charming and curious. Lee is very open, as he shared with us his tourism journey on how he got started working as a certified local tour guide. Going to different five tour companies asking for a job employment, but got rejected for five times was something that made him find alternative way to reach his goals which is Instagram page. Today he works for himself as an official freelance tour guide, ( Licensed guide ) spending eight months studying tourism studies and tour guide course and being sent to several different placements for the training course.

    Thanks a lot Lee for taking us around and sharing amazing and unforgettable experience with us. Keep shining, keep showing the world what your beautiful island has to offer.

    We would absolutely recommend this tour.

    French couple -:
    Written 23 April 2022
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    Lora, I'm happy you enjoyed my services. Can't wait to have you back in the near future, Cheers. Regards Hafidh
    Written 26 April 2022
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    Francisco L
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2022
    We did the tour with Fahmi, Hafidh's partner. We had an excellent tour and Fahmi was an amazing guide. He was well informed and really customized the tour according to our interests. The tour ended up being longer than expected given the number of locations we visited and the detailed descriptions provided by Fahmi. We highly recommend Fahmi as a tour guide, given his professionalism, passion and openness to answer every question about the culture of Zanzibar and Tanzania.
    Written 9 December 2022
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    Leigh D
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2022 • Friends
    Fahmi was an absolutely lovely guide on our recent Zanzibar trip!

    We started out the day with a tour to Jozani forest and then headed for lunch and a tour to one of the spice farms. Fahmi thinks of all the small details that help to make the experience comfortable and enjoyable (for example: my friend had been bitten by a few mosquitoes and upon noticing he made a stop next to the road and brought her some bug repellant!). His english abilities are good and he even taught us a few Swahilli words! He ended our tour on a very personal note by taking us to his home and showing us a different side to life in Zanzibar. We sat down with his family and had a lovely henna design done on our hands.

    If you are looking for a guide that will give you a special experience and feels like a good friend then Fahmi is the one!
    Written 21 December 2022
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    Stephanie Maine
    London, UK1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We thorougly recommend you take a tour with Lee to become familiar with Stonetown and its amazing, rich detailed history. He's pretty knowledgeable and passionate about the city and it reflects in his delivery. A kind and clever young man who you will feel comfortable and at ease with as you traspe through a winding maze of streets and markets taking note of small details of architecture that one normally wouldn't notice. Please try and book this tour, Totally recommend..!

    Thank you Lee for sharing an unbelievable and unforgettable experience with us - You are an amazing .
    Written 6 July 2022
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    Thanks a lot for taking the time to be with me. looking forward to hosting you again in the near future. Regards, Hafidh.
    Written 6 July 2022
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    Inge D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2022
    A lot of tourguides on the street offered their service, but nobody knows how serious and competent they are. Finally we asked at our lodge for a guide and they organized very spontaneous the tour with the wonderful guide. Unfortunately we forgot his name, but we think it has been Hafidh.
    We had an excellent tour through stone town and visited a lot of places.
    Our guide was highly competent with a deep knowledge of the history of the places. This made the tour very interesting. All our questions were answered competently.
    We also visited places that gave an insight into everyday life and got a lot of informations about that.
    The tour lasted almost three hours.

    We can definitely recommend him.
    Written 3 September 2022
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    Thank you for taking the time to be with me. looking forward to hosting you again in the near future. Regards, Hafidh.
    Written 5 September 2022
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    Lorat
    Paris, France1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We met Lee on Instagram and set up all excursions with him, he was not available the day we did the excursions tho, but one of his team guides "named Fahmi" did all the excursions with us. The first place we visited was stone town, Fahmi is pretty knowledgeable and friendly as well as pointing out various things and places of interest down alley ways and around corners that we would never have visited or known about on our own.

    Fahmi is very reliable and flexible, his performance was absolutely informative. He answered all questions we asked him eagerly about stone town. We also did Nakupenda sandbank, Prison island, Safari blue, Dolphin tour on Mnemba island, baraka aquarium, jozani forest and spice tour with him, we'd an Unforgettable experience with him.

    Thank you very much Fahmi and Lee for making our holiday super special, we're looking forward to visiting Zanzibar again and we will definitely join you.

    High recommend to both of them, you won't regret it.
    Written 16 September 2022
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    Benvinda M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2022 • Solo
    If you’re looking for an awesome holiday (vacation) and one of the most awesome tour guide & driver, look no further then Zanzibar, Tanzania, WayToZanzibar Tours and TheZanzibarTaxiDriver, with Lee (Hafidh) & Biggie (follow them on IG)!! My husband and I were not only fortunate to visit a beautiful island but to also be driven around and guided by Lee & Biggie. They are knowledgeable of the island and its history, professional, punctual, and more importantly flexible to changing plans around as conversations occur. From arrival to the day of departure the adventures were great, the laughter’s were many and the newly formed friendships unforgettable. So, if you are on Instagram, Tik Tok and/or YouTube please be sure to go out and follow WayToZanzibar and TheZanzibarTaxiDriver. If you’re on your way to Zanzibar be sure to connect with these two and make it a trip to remember! Trust us, you won’t regret it!!
    Written 25 January 2023
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    Hi 👋 it was great to meet you both! The best couple. Thank you so much for choosing me :)
    Written 31 January 2023
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