Stone Town and Prison Island from Zanzibar
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from $75.00
the low down

In Stone Town: discover the ancient life of the city of the suspended weather, culture and their folklore. The discovery of ancient buildings the doors owe their distinctive brass studs to India. House of wonder (the palace of Sultan No.1)  The old Anglican church (before -was the slave market)  The born house of  Freddy Mercury , Sultan Palace, The Portuguese old forte, Old market of fruits, vegetables and fishes, Countless shops to buy various goods (antiques, pictures, traditional clothes, valuable handcrafts est.)

In Prison Island: visit the giant tortoises and enjoy the fantastic white sandy beach and spectacular natural forest teeming with variety of birds and snorkeling near the Island.

  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • Zanzibar Town, Tanzania , Tanzania
  • Flexible
customer reviews
out of 5

Anna N

Really good tour with nice guide

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what to expect

A half day trip dedicated to the discovery of ancient life of the city of the suspended weather, culture and their folklore. Walking around Zanzibar's famous Stone Town where various traditions from East Africa are meets, the local fashion of the dark cloths, colonial places that between them walls containing the history of the ancient dominion of Sultan, traditions, clothes, fragrance and the colors of the places clearly brings back the memories, more than about old fashion by the same time the poverty of Zanzibar

Prison Island is just 20 mins riding by motorized boat to reach the wonderful west based historic island. Was originally owned by wealthy Arabian merchant who used it as detention Centre for disobedient slaves during slavery. Under the Leadership of the third Sultan of Zanzibar, just after the abolition of slave trade in 1873, the prison intending to keep recalcitrant prisoners was constructed and keep the standing name Prison Island. However, the Island was then used as the quarantine station of all of east African countries following the Outbreak of cholera disease along the coast of East African coast where the victims were collected in different parts before being sent to changuu Island for further treatment. The Island was also used as an accommodation site for those prisoners obtained from the Second World War. You will get in, 20mins on motorboat across the sea, the most interesting trip that brings you a foresight of the Zanzibar Port and the beautiful preview of the city of Stone Town far side while you are in the sea to Changuu to spot giants tortoises with its fantastic white sandy beach and spectacular natural forest teeming with variety of birds. 

inclusions and exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Returns to original departure point
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Popular choice with kids
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.