Trace Freddie Mercury’s Footsteps in Zanzibar

Stone Town, West/Urban Region, Zanzibar - Tanzania

Offered in: English, Italian, German and 4 More

Tour Duration

09:00 - 12:00 or 14:00 - 17:00

Minimum Group Size

1 Person

Maximum Group Size

50 People

Tour Type

History & Culture



Minimum Age

Children with 2 years & above

Meeting & Pickup

Pick-up/Drop-off at any place

Cut-off Time

4 hours before start time

Cancellation Policy

May cancel up to 24 hours

Children Need to be Accompanied By at Least One Adult

Our advice:

  • You can combine with The Prison Island or Visiting Spices & Herbs as full day excursion
  • Wear decent (conservative/appropriate) clothes when walking around town
  • Bring your Sun lotion/cream, Sun hat and sun glasses
  • Comfortable closed walking or hiking shoes


Walk in the footsteps of Zanzibar’s legendary son, Freddie Mercury: lead vocalist and songwriter of the British-based rock band Queen. Born Farroukh Bulsara, Mercury’s family had immigrated to Zanzibar from India before his birth. He spent his early years amidst the winding cobbled streets, bazaars, churches and mosques of Zanzibar’s Stone Town. This part of the city is a multi-cultural mix of architectural influences, including 19th century coral-stone buildings, an old Arab fort, and a diverse collection of Swahili influences. Take a guided tour through these surrounds, where he lived until 1964, when the Zanzibar Revolution forced the family to leave. Visit the Freddie Mercury Museum, once the home of the Mercury family, wonderfully decorated with faded photographs of the musical icon. Admire the colourful triangular streamers draped across whitewashed walls, wood-shutter windows, and blue-painted timber doors. The Freddie Mercury Museum is officially partnered with Queen Productions Ltd. in the United Kingdom, who have loaned the exclusive pictures of Freddie Mercury throughout different stages in his life. This Museum aims to showcase a detailed accord of the birth town of Farrokh Bulsara, his roots with the Zoroastrian religion, his childhood and upbringing in Zanzibar, followed by his schooling in Panchgani, and then the rest of his journey to becoming one of the greatest stars of all time. Next, head off to the Zoroastrian Fire Temple where the Parsi family worshipped, and where Freddie Mercury was initiated as a child. End this special-interest tour with a seafront lunch at Mercury’s restaurant, a modern-day tribute to the man, his inimitable talent, and his music.

Note: It is advisable to dress conservatively when walking through Stone Town. Women should cover their shoulders, wear long skirts or trousers, and men should wear pants. Comfortable walking shoes are essential.

What's Included

  • Service of Informative, friendly and Experienced Professional Tour guide
  • Pick up and drop off from your hotel in private car with air condition
  • Waiting Charge, Fuel Surcharges & Service Fees
  • VAT (18% charged by the Government)
  • Mineral Water During the Tour
  • Entrances Fees

What's Excluded

  • Medical Insurance if needed
  • Gratuities for Tour Guide or Driver
  • International & Domestic Flights
  • Expenses of a personal Nature
  • Lunch at Mercury’s restaurant
  • Airport/Departure Tax
  • Visa Fee

COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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