Arrive in Zanzibar in the morning. Don’t be seduced by those dazzling turquoise beaches just yet, we have a town to explore. Discover the cultural riches of Stone Town during a three-hour tour that delves into the history of this Swahili trading hub. Starting at the lively city market, bursting with tropical fruits, vegetables, fish and spices, the tour wends through the town’s narrow alleys, past centuries-old lime-washed coralline ragstone buildings and wood-carved doors. Visit the 17th century Anglican church where slaves used to be auctioned, see the House of Wonders royal palace and wander through the crumbling Old Fort. Along the way, learn how the architecture of this World Heritage-listed town is a melting pot of Swahili, Indian, Arab and European building traditions.
Check in to the Dream of Zanzibar Hotel, set among swaying palm trees right on the beach.