Walk the streets of Stone Town and follow in the footsteps of Zanzibar’s most famous son and a legend of the world, Freddie Mercury. Born Farrokh Bulsara on 5th September 1946 in Zanzibar.
In this tour expect to visit the iconic places where our Zanzibar born legend has grown up, where he went to school, played in Stone Town’s winding streets and his roots to Zoroastrianism.
Your tour will start from:
The 19th century palace in the middle of Stone Town known as the House of Wonders, the first building in Zanzibar to have electricity and an elevator. The palace was part of the shortest war in history.
The Freddie Mercury Museum where you walk through the life journey of Freddie Mercury, his early years, his schooling, introduction to his friends and family. The Museum is located in the heart of Stone Town, in the same house where Freddie and his family stayed until they moved to England in 1963.
Followed by the Capital Art Studio located on Shangani Street, Stone Town where one year old Farrokh Bulsara’s baby pictures were taken by the Capital Art Studio photographer. The son of the photographer still owns his father’s legacy.
The Tumekuja School, located in Stone Town previously known as St. Joseph’s Convent Missionary School where Freddie Mercury learned to read and write until the age of 8, before he left for boarding school in India. The school building still exists till today and is called “Skuli Ya Sekondari Tumekuja”.
The Mnazi Mmoja Hospital, located on the seaside on the outer part of Stone Town where Farrokh Bulsara was born to Bomi and Jer Bulsara on 5th of September 1946. The Hospital was built in 1923 and is Zanzibar’s main public hospital.
The Zanzibar High Court where Bomi Bulsara, the father of Farrokh Bulsara worked as a cashier for the British government.
The Mystical Zoroastrian temple known as the ‘Agiyari Temple’ where Freddie Mercury and his family practiced their religion. Learn about one of the oldest religions to exist till today and its part in the life of Freddie Mercury and his family.
Followed by a visit to the Mercury restaurant, a modern day tribute to man and the music.