Today’s journey immerses you in the rich cultural heritage of Zanzibar as you explore the labyrinthine backstreets of Stone Town. Your exploration begins with the vibrant city market, opened in 1904, filled with tropical fruits, vegetables, spices, and fresh island fish. Traverse narrow alleys, past ancient sand and stone houses, some over 200 years old, adorned with Arab/Indian carved wooden doors. You’ll visit the Anglican Church of Christ, built in 1873 at the site of a former slave auction, and explore other historical highlights including the Sultan’s Palace, House of Wonders, The Africa House, Jamituri Gardens, and the Old Fort.
After absorbing the rich history and magnificent architecture of Stone Town, you’ll be whisked away to the idyllic beaches of Zanzibar’s Coast. Check into Marijani Beach Resort & Spa for three nights of understated beach luxury, set amidst refined and restrained tropical Islamic architecture. Spread across multiple buildings linked by serene walkways, this seaside sanctuary offers 82 rooms decorated in traditional Islamic style. Private patios or balconies overlook the garden or sea, offering tranquil spots for contemplation. The gracious beds, lattice-work screens, and baths featuring showers and soaking tubs complete the oasis of elegance that awaits you at the Marijani Beach Resort & Spa.