Reviews: Stone Town Discovery Tour
Below are independent comments from 16 of our travellers who have done this activity and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
"Stone Town is not what we expected"
"Superb & authentic local tour guide"
He showed us the "real" Stonetown - a place that people live in day-to-day, not just a tourist destination - as such we were introduced to local traders, herbal pharmacists and shared coffee with a local book seller. The salted chilli mango was a seasonal taste sensation!
We couldn't recommend Anjam enough - a true gentleman and great company for a few hours." Read more about this whole safari
"Nice guide;OK tour"
The guide walked us around and told us stories but really you could have just read it. There just wasn't much to see. That said, it is always interesting to walk around an African town and market if you have never done it before. We have so I would have skipped this." Read more about this whole safari
"Stone Town Discovery Tour review"
He encouraged us to try foods that we wouldn't dream of normally trying - unripe salted mango and baobab sweets - !
He was extremely knowledgeable and well informed - his English was, of course, faultless." Read more about this whole safari
"Insiders' Tour of Stone Town"
We enjoyed hearing about his history of the town, but would have been interested to hear more about the interactions of all the various groups that comprise Zanzibar, particularly post-revolution. Still, it was a great introducing to the town." Read more about this whole safari
"Intersesting, informative Tour"
Local people great, and a sense of harmony between Christian, Hindu and predominantly Moslem communities. This was a big positive.
Sensed the future depends upon government really thinking carefully about how it regulates tourism and ensures locals have chance to stay living within Stone Town.
Very good English spoken by our guide and he gave us a really good tour." Read more about this whole safari
"superficial over view"
It did not include any visits to museums but the guide gave plenty of information.
We were disappointed not to be taken into the slave museum as we has specifically asked for our tour to be focused on the slave trade when we booked our holiday months beforehand." Read more about this whole safari