The old quarter of Zanzibar is known as Stone Town and looks much the same today as it did two centuries ago. It is a place of winding alleys, bustling bazaars, mosques and grand Arabian style stone houses. The houses are known for their extravagant front doors, elaborately carved and studded with brass.
The National Museum is a good starting point for finding out more of the history and culture of Zanzibar. Take a stroll through the famous city of Stone Town starting with the hustle and bustle of the market including visits to slave markets, churches, historic buildings and museums.
Tours of Zanzibar island are a rewarding experience, with cultural sites and natural beauty forming the basis of your itinerary. You travel past fragrant plantations of cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg and other spices on your way to a variety of places of historical interest. Stone Town provides an ideal base for exploring the natural and historic wonders of the famous spice island of Zanzibar.