Learn all about Stone Town
Introducing Zanzibar Town
“Stone Town is a living history.”
Zanzibar Town, also known as Stone Town, is located on the western side of Unguja Island and is the heart of the archipelago. It's famous for its history of trade from ivory, spices to slaves.
No visit to Zanzibar would be complete without exploring the narrow, web like streets of Stone Town, a World Heritage Site and the capital of the main island. There are several places of interest scattered around town, just to mention a few Beit el-Ajaib (House of Wonders), a former sultan's palace, or the Ngombe Kongwe (Old Fort) buildings that are dated back to the 18th and 19th centuries.
Absorb the history, culture and cuisine of this former slave and ivory port on a guided tour with the Stone Town Tour, or simply wander around at your own pace. With its fascinating living monuments, we highly recommend visiting Stone Town, mainly for those who are interested in the rich history of the Island.
Best Time to visit:
Stone Town has a tropical climate typical of the East African coast: it's often very humid with warm to hot temperatures all year round. Rainfall is heavy from mid-March to late May and in November. The best time to visit Stone Town is during the hot and mostly dry December to February period or in the more comfortable June to October spring months, which offer the driest weather and cooler temperatures.