three and a half hour tour begins with a visit to Zanzibar's
colourful market, alive with the buzz of locals bartering
fresh vegetables and baskets of tropical fruit, amongst
the heady aroma of herbs and spices. Having sampled some
wild passion fruit, red bananas, mangoes and other exotic
fruit, we continue onto the site of a cathedral built in
1874. Signifying a potent time in Zanzibar's history, it
stands on the site of a past slave market.
Abolished in 1873 by decree of the Sultan of Zanzibar, the
cathedral's altar stands on the exact site of the whipping
post that was in the market. From here we visit the Zanzibar
Museum, Tippu Tip's House, the former British Club, the
Old Fort, People's Garden, House of Wonders and the recently
renovated Indian Dispensary. Your tour ends with a stroll
through the narrow streets of Stone Town.