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Dar es Salaam City Historical Walking Tour.

1. Dar es Salaam City Historical Walking Tour.

Full Tour Description. The Dar es Salaam City Tour offers a fascinating glimpse into the history, culture, and daily life of Tanzania's largest city. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore iconic landmarks, vibrant markets, and taste local cuisine,street food while learning about the city's rich history and diverse communities. Kivukoni Fish Market . ✓Visit the biggest fish market in Tanzania and witness fishermen catching and processing fish. Try some fresh seafood. ✓Azania Front Lutheran Church - Admire the gothic-style architecture and the view of Dar es Salaam City harbour. ✓The Dar es Salaam Centre for architectural heritage- Visit the oldest building in Dar es Salaam city, now serving as a center for architectural heritage. Enjoy the beautiful view of the harbour. ✓St. Joseph's cathedral of Archdiocese of Dar es Salaam.Pass by this Gothic-style Roman catholic church with fascinating features. The Sunday morning services here are great for optimal view. ✓Askari Monument - Pass by the bronze statue erected in 1927 to memorialize African soldiers who fought in World War I during the British regime. ✓National museum of Tanzania - Visit the largest and first museum in Tanzania, exhibiting the history of the country with great care. See the famous fossils of early humans found in the Olduvai Gorge. ✓Kariakoo Market - Visit this market where vendors sell everything from fresh produce to clothes and electronics. This market serves thousands of people every day. ✓Mnazi Mmoja - Pass by this dynamic and historically significant location where the Uhuru Torch was ceremoniously placed in 1961 to commemorate Tanzania's liberation from British colonial rule. ✓Tanzanite bridge - Pass by this stunning landmark that stands over the Indian ocean. Take the option to take some stunning photos. ✓Mwenge Woodcarvers Market - Visit this market to see exquisite art and craftsmanship, from delicate sculptures to intricately designed furniture. You'll pass by Mlimani city, the biggest mall in Dar es Salaam and Tanzania, hosting a variety of shops and restaurants. We can stop for a few minutes for shopping if you'd like. Next is the Makumbusho Village Museum, an open-air museum that showcases the rich cultural heritage and traditional architecture of Tanzania's diverse ethnic groups. ✓Dar Es Salaam war cemetery - Visit this cemetery, which serves as a resting place for individuals buried during the First World War. The cemetery also contains the Dar-es-salaam Hindu Cremation Memorial. Finally, we'll end the tour at Coco Beach, a beautiful stretch of coastline popular with locals and visitors alike. Then we'll head back to your hotel/departure point.

Zanzibar: Walking Stone-Town Tour with Guide

2. Zanzibar: Walking Stone-Town Tour with Guide

This atmospheric and mystical town is the cultural and historical heart of Zanzibar. This is a half a day trip where you can visit a historical street constructed from coral stone during the 19th and 20th century. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 2000. Stone Town is a very lively place where you’ll find a combination of Arabic, African, Indian and European cultures living happily together. As you walk through the labyrinth of streets too narrow for cars to pass, you can see mosques, churches and temples side to side. While you wonder around the city, your guide will take you on a historical and cultural journey through the old slave market, the House of Wonders, the Old Fort, Sultan’s Palace and the Darajani market place. Also, it will include a lunch in a restaurant or in a local house, as agreed before. Forodhani Gardens is also recommended to visit, especially at night when it comes alive as one of the best street food markets in East Africa.

Private walking tour in stone town

3. Private walking tour in stone town

Stone town is famously known for its prominent historical and artistic importance from Eastern to Central Africa. Its history mostly dates back to 7th century with defused culture and its architecture where the world explorers met up. Enjoy walking in the World heritage site of Zanzibar’s ancient town. You will visit different historical sites, the bustling market, the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum, and the site of the former slave market at the Anglican Cathedral Church. Discover Zanzibar City’s UNESCO-listed historic center on a Stone Town walking tour that explores Zanzibar’s history and distinctive architecture, from a bustling local market to a Sultan’s palace-turned-museum. Sightseeing on foot means you can leave cars behind while following Stone Town’s most narrow, winding streets, and group size is limited to 10 people for personalized service from the guide.

Discover the Enchanting History and Culture of Zanzibar

4. Discover the Enchanting History and Culture of Zanzibar

A Stone Town tour in Zanzibar takes you on a captivating journey through the historic heart of the island's capital, known for its rich cultural heritage and distinctive architecture. Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a labyrinth of narrow, winding streets lined with centuries-old buildings, bustling markets, and vibrant local life. During the tour, you'll explore the maze-like alleys, where the air is filled with a blend of aromatic spices and the sounds of people going about their daily routines. The architecture of Stone Town showcases a fusion of African, Arab, Indian, and European influences, reflecting the island's diverse history as a major trading hub. You'll have the opportunity to visit iconic landmarks such as the House of Wonders, a grand palace that once served as the Sultan's residence and now houses a museum dedicated to Zanzibar's history and culture. The Old Fort, built by the Portuguese in the 17th century, stands as a reminder of the island's colonial past. The Anglican Cathedral, located on the site of a former slave market, serves as a poignant reminder of Zanzibar's role in the slave trade. As you stroll through the narrow streets, you'll encounter bustling bazaars where traders sell an array of goods, from colorful textiles and handmade crafts to exotic spices and fresh produce. The tour offers an opportunity to immerse yourself in the local atmosphere, interact with friendly locals, and perhaps even sample some delicious Zanzibari street food. A Stone Town tour provides a glimpse into the vibrant history, culture, and daily life of Zanzibar. It's a captivating journey that allows you to appreciate the unique blend of influences that have shaped this enchanting island destination. You will be picked up from your hotel or resort from any location in Zanzibar and driven to stone town to start your tour. Once the tour is over, you will be driven back to your hotel or resort.

Zanzibar Stonetown Highlight walking tour

5. Zanzibar Stonetown Highlight walking tour

Stonetown is a unique and historically rich city located on the island of Zanzibar. When visitors come to Stonetown, they can expect to experience a vibrant mix of cultures and traditions that have been shaped by centuries of trade and migration. One of the highlights of the tour is exploring the winding streets of Stonetown's historic centre, which is a unesco World Heritage Site. Visitors can expect to see beautifully preserved buildings that showcase a blend of African, Arab, Indian, and European architectural styles. Another must-see attraction is the iconic Zanzibar doors, which are intricately carved wooden doors found throughout the city. These doors are a testament to Stonetown's rich cultural heritage and serve as a reminder of its past as a major trading hub. Visitors can also look forward to visiting The Freddie Mercury Museum in Zanzibar Visitors to the museum will have the opportunity to see a collection of personal items, photographs, and memorabilia belonging to Freddie Mercury, including his stage costumes, instruments, and personal letters. The museum also features a replica of Mercury's famous "Magic Tour" stage set-up, as well as an interactive experience where visitors can sing along to Queen's classic songs. Additionally, the museum provides insight into Zanzibar's history and culture, offering visitors a glimpse into the island's rich heritage and the influence it had on Mercury's music. Overall, the Freddie Mercury Museum is a must-visit for fans of the musician and anyone interested in learning more about his life and impact on the world of music. Overall, visitors to Stonetown can expect to experience a unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Bagamoyo Historical Tour - Everyday

6. Bagamoyo Historical Tour - Everyday

Visit Bagamoyo, a historic center of trade located 65-kilometers north of Dar es Salaam on the coast opposite Zanzibar. Travel to fascinating archeological sites on a guided tour and discover the incredible history that shaped this ancient town. Step into the Kaole Ruins located 5-kilometers south of Bagamoyo. Learn the story of the ancient Arab town of Kaole that was forced into decline by the arrival of the Portuguese in the 15th century. Explore the ruins which consist of 30 tombs and the oldest mosque in East Africa. Bear witness to the reminders of Bagamoyo's past. Visit the prison where slaves were held captive during the slave and ivory trade. The word Bwagamoyo means “Here I throw down my heart,” reflecting the despair of those who would never return to Africa. See the relics of the colonial era at the Old Boma, a statehouse constructed by the Germans in 1897 and later taken over by the British after the first world war. Later, walk among the tombs of German leaders who perished during the First World War. Trace the roots of Christianity in Bagamoyo with the Catholic Museum, the former resting place of the famous explorer Dr. Livingstone. Then, see the First Cross erected in 1867 by French missionaries. Finally, enjoy the warm hospitality of Bagamoyo. Beautiful beaches and hotels make it the ideal destination for relaxation during a visit to Dar es Salaam.

Dar es salaam:Ferry fish Market,Kariakoo market, Makumbusho

7. Dar es salaam:Ferry fish Market,Kariakoo market, Makumbusho

The Dar es Salaam City Tour offers a fascinating glimpse into the history, culture, and daily life of Tanzania's largest city. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore iconic landmarks, and vibrant markets, and taste local cuisine, street food while learning about the city's rich history and diverse communities; Kivukoni Fish Market. Visitors will also explore the beutiful coco beach while enjoying natural drink like" Madafu" the coconut fluid.

Explore the city of stone town by Ally Zanzibar Guide

8. Explore the city of stone town by Ally Zanzibar Guide

Embark on a Fascinating Journey Through Stone Town's Rich History and Culture with Ally, Your Expert Zanzibar Guide! Welcome to the enchanting world of Stone Town, where the past comes alive through the cobbled streets, majestic architecture, and vibrant culture. I am Ally, your dedicated Zanzibar guide, and I am thrilled to invite you on an unforgettable adventure that will immerse you in the heart and soul of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover Hidden Gems: As your local guide, I am committed to unveiling the secrets of Stone Town that often go unnoticed by the average traveler. Let me lead you through narrow alleyways, each revealing stories of a bygone era, while offering insights into the fusion of cultures that have shaped this unique town. Architectural Marvels: Marvel at the intricate fusion of Arabian, Persian, Indian, and European architectural styles that adorn the streets. We'll visit historic sites like the Sultan's Palace, the Old Fort

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