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Stone town Transfers | Taxis and Shuttles

Stone town Transfers | Taxis and Shuttles

Stone Town Tansfers – Taxis & Shuttles – WhatsApp/Call: +255 759 694 668

Stone Transfer prices from under $and FREE cancellations up to 3 days before departure.

Looking for low cost, hassle-free Zanzibar Airport transfers and Stone town ? You’ve come to the right place! Here at Trip Insight Tanzania, we offer a fantastic range of airport shuttles, taxis and private transfers from Zanzibar Airport Airport to the door of your resort across the island.

With shuttles, taxis and a great range of private taxi transfers from Zanzibar Airport, our choice is unparalleled. Whether you’re saving your money for souvenirs or splashing out on a luxury airport transfer, you’re sure to find something that suits you.

Stone town airport Transfers - Shuttle Buses

All of our vehicles are in good condition and not old 5, have room for one suitcase per person, and come equipped with air conditioning to keep you cool on those hot Tanzanian days. Please note: if you’re travelling with young children and would like them to have a car seat, you need to bring this with you or ask us well in advance.

Shared Shuttle

Shared Shuttle Transfers

For those of you looking for a cheap Stone town airport transfer, our shared shuttle buses are a cost-effective option. Shuttles operate to hotels and regions all over the island.

Speedy Shuttle

Speed Shuttles Transfers

For a slightly quicker option, that’s still great for budget-conscious travellers, hop on one of our speedy shuttles. With only 4 stops along the way, you’ll be at your destination in a flash. 

Private Transfer

Private Transfers

For speedy and direct Stone town airport transfers, look no further than private transfers. Seating up to 4 people, your airport taxi will drive you straight to your hotel door ,

Luxury Transfer

Executive Transfers

We also have a large selection of executive private transfers with premium vehicles such as BMWs and Mercedes, so if you’re travelling on business or fancy an ultra-luxurious ride

Wheelchair Adapted Transfers

Wheelchair Transfer

Wheelchair adapted transfers are available for those with restricted mobility and offer door to door service to your accommodation. Email or call us for the best service in Stone town.

Private Minibus

Private Minibus/Coach

Travelling in a big group? A private minibus or private coach, seating from 10 up to 18 passengers, will be just what you’re after. Email or call us for all your transfer  need in Stone town.

Our Stone town Guide

If ever you find yourself in Zanzibar, Stone Town is likely where you’ll start. And while some travelers choose to skip spending much time here in favor for Zanzibar’s more well known and gorgeous beaches (I made the same mistake the first time I visited a few years ago), I highly recommend you spend at least two days exploring this beautifully enchanting old town. 

What I found most intriguing about this UNESCO World Heritage site was how rich the culture and history is. Once a flourishing trade hub (which unfortunately included slave trade), it continues to be a melting pot of traditional African, Arab, Indian and some European cultures. 

As you walk through the narrow, winding streets, you’re bound to experience some sensory overload: children playing football in the narrow alleyways, early morning calls to prayer and Hindu ritual bells, an intoxicating smell of spices lingering in the air, beautifully and colorfully dressed women, and men deeply engaged in mancala.  What’s not to love about that?

Hotels in Stone Town

The best hotel in Stone Town is the The Serena Inn – or the new Park Hyatt next door. The Serena is often considered one of the more commercial, western hotels here, but actually it is beautifully housed within one of the town’s oldest buildings. It also has the best location of all the hotels, right on the coast and with great ocean views.

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Best places to stay in Stone Town Zanzibar 

The truth is; there are not a huge amount of options accommodation-wise in Stone Town. Even the bigger more luxury hotels are not quite 5*! If you are drawn to Stone Town as a destination then you will like them though. Park Hyatt and the Serena are the bigger hotels in Stone Town and provide a fantastic level of luxury in the food & service, even though some aspects of the whole experience is slightly more rustic than the general standard of hotels throughout the rest of the island. We would recommend saving money for your beach time, and going for a smaller, rustic and botique Stone Town hotel.

What to do in Stone town?

We are in no doubt that the best way to get about Stone Town is with a private guide. Some say the best approach is to meander the streets, window shopping and absorbing the atmosphere…but that can also mean a day getting lost!  Hiring a guide will help you to make the most out of your time in Stone Town, and protects you from being hassled. There are many fine buildings to visit including the House of Wonders, the Arab Fort, various ruined Sultan’s Palaces, museums, the Forodhani Gardens and many more historical attractions.

Stone Town Map

Stone Town FAQ

Erring on the side of caution, the answer is no. Muggings and robberies do happen, especially in dark alleys at night. So, don’t walk around by yourself at night.

Stone Town is known for its ancient architecture and street food culture and is a major attraction for many tourists, who can relax in knowing that in addition to SwahiliEnglish is widely spoken. The town is safe for tourists and solo travellers, and locals are only too eager to help

Wondering how long to spend in Stone Town? As a minimum, I would suggest spending at least 2 nights/2 full days in Stone Town and 2 nights elsewhere.

Stone Town (West Coast) – Perfect Combination of City and Beaches. Stone Town itself is not famous for the most beautiful beaches in Zanzibar. Oftentimes the water is a bit rougher than in other areas, not quite as clear, and full of boats (it is a port city after all).

You can swim on the beach next to Tembo hotel. And nothing to worry, at sunset you can join locals who dive off the forodhani walls.

Zanzibar North-east Coast: the island’s prime location, most of Zanzibar’s top-end accommodation is set on the north-east beaches. The diving is excellent here, there’s not much tidal variation and the archipelago’s best reefs of Mnemba Island lie about a kilometre or half a mile offshore.

Yes, Forodhani Gardens offers takeout services.

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