UNESCO World Heritage Site

Stone Town Visit

Spend the day in Stone Town, located on the Western Coast of Unguja, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, flourishing centre of the spice trade, as well as a former slave trade centre, in the 19th century.

After a 45 minutes’ drive from our resort, we will walk through these historically and artistically well-known architecture and designs, mostly dating back to the 19th century. You will see the reflection of the diverse cultural influences, emphasising the Swahili culture and giving a unique mixture of Persian, Arab, Bantu and European touches.

The town was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2000.

During your walk, make sure you visit the Palace Museum, commonly known as the Sultan’s Palace which, in 1994, became a museum dedicated to the Zanzibari Royal Family and History.

Other important sites are: 

  • The Old Slave Market / Anglican Cathedral
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • Shabuta Spice Farm
  • The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe)
  • Hamamni Persian Baths
  • The Old Dispensary
  • Shakti Temple
  • Malindi Mosque
  • Kilele Square
  • Marahubi Palace
  • Tippu Tip's House
  • House of Wonders