Stone Town Discovery Tour

Reviews of Stone Town Discovery Tour

Excellent(91%) From 15 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 15 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.
Ms W from Kenora
Date: 31-Oct-2017
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

An excellent introduction to the highlights!

Our guide arrived promptly as pre arranged. He asked us first our areas of interest, reviewed our time allotment and made a few suggestions of things we should not miss before we headed out. He was born in Stone Town and knew lots of interesting little tidbits about the city that made it much more interesting.

He was very polite, had a good sense of humour and was determined that we should enjoy our tour. We saw everything we wanted to see, felt very safe, were introduced to some delicious street food and packed in as much as possible.

He was also helpful in giving us directions for further sightseeing and shopping on our return to Stone Town on our departure date which was very helpful as well.

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Mrs S from france
Date: 7-Sep-2017 Based at: Emerson Spice
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Anjam

Spent a fascinating morning in the company of Anjam, who was very friendly and open, and extremely knowledgable on all aspects of Zanzibari life past and present. The time flew by as we were led around the labyrinth of streets that is Stone Town.

Despite two bouts of torrential rain which turned the roads into rivers, we enjoyed every minute as Anjam, a third generation Stone Town resident, had so much to tell us, and there was so much to see and experience! A meal prepared by his wife and shared in their home was a fabulous end to the morning!

The spice tour was very interesting, our guide led us around the plantation on foot, pointing out to us the many different varieties of spices and fruits on the way. The tour finished with a tasting session of the local fruits and drinks made from the spices - very enjoyable!

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Traveller1003 from UK
Date: 24-Jan-2017 Based at: Emerson Spice
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Like being taken around by a friend.

Anjam was absolutely excellent and very informative.

He was very attentive to our needs and made regular stops as it was so hot.

We have had many guides all over the world and he would rate in the top 3.

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Ms T & Mr B from Toronto
Date: 6-Oct-2009 Based at: Serena Inn
Overall:
Good
Good

Stone Town walking tour

Our guide, Soloman, was excellent! He shared many experiences of life in Stone Town from his own and the locals perspective. We enjoyed him so much that we asked that he also be our guide the following day for the trip to Prison Island!

We would rate the tour itself as 'excellent', but we rated it only as 'good' because of the following organizational incident:

Fisherman's Tours has a main office in town and an office in the Serena Inn. The woman at the Serena lacked knowledge about the trips that she booked for us. She told us the walking tour was 2 hours (although Expert Africa had mentioned 4 hours) and that we could make our booking for the next day's excursion when we returned from the walk. As the walking tour was indeed 4 hours, the office was closed at the Serena when we returned. In fact, we cut our tour short by 1/2 hour to try to get back to the office at the Serena before it closed. We were upset the next day's excursion needed to be booked the day before. Our guide came to our rescue! Soloman phoned someone, who could 'fix' this and our next day trip to Prison Island was arranged through the Fisherman's office in town, with Soloman as our guide. However, the next day there was quite an uproar! The woman at the Serena office was very upset that we had booked through the main office - although she was the one who didn't know the length of the walking tour which created this situation! After many people were contacted, and great discussions, we were on our way to Prison Island, with Soloman as our guide.

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Mr M from Edinburgh
Date: 2-Oct-2007 Based at: Serena Inn
Overall:
Good
Good

Stone Town Discovery Tour

Overall the tour was good, taking us on a walking tour of the streets and markets of the old town. The guide was knowledgable, there was very little hassle from traders. They would invite you in to shop but accepted a smile of declining.

We were unlucky that it rained heavily for half of the time

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