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Full-Day Stone Town and Prison Island Tour in Zanzibar

Duration:
6 hours
Transport:
Saloon Car, Minibus, Buses
Tour Type:
Small group tour
Group size:
Min 2
Location:

$190.00

Highlights

  • Ideal choice for families
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Please note Lunch is not included.
  • Minimum of 2 people.
Pick up from North Hotels, North East, South East and South West Hotels to the Spice and Prison Tour. Lunch NOT Included. Minimum of 2 people
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Description



Full-Day Stone Town and Prison Island Tour in Zanzibar

Delve into the history of Stone Town, an atmospheric city?that has served as?the cultural heart of Zanzibar. Constructed from coral stone during the 19th and 20th centuries, it was later declared a World Heritage site. With your guide you’ll?also visit?Changuu, aka?Prison Island, once?used to accommodate?prisoners obtained from World War II and now home to giant tortoises.

What you can expect

After hotel pickup?from your hotel, set out with your guide on a walking?tour of UNESCO-listed Stone Town, Zanzibar’s historical center. Explore some of the world’s?narrowest streets during your introduction to the?cosmopolitan archipelago, which combines?African traditions with cultural influences from around the world.

The Arab tradition is predominant in the urban design and architecture of Stone Town, where the most impressive residential structures?are built around?a central?courtyard. Learn about the?mix?of?mosques, churches, and?Hindu temples alongside cinemas, banks, and shops, and view landmark buildings such as the Old Fort (Arab Fort), House of Wonder, former Sultan Palace and?more.

You will be taken to a local restaurant where you can choose any a la carte menu (own expense).

Then board a motorized boat for Prison Island (originally called Changuu),?once?owned by a wealthy merchant who used it as detention center?for disobedient slaves. Under the leadership of the third Sultan of Zanzibar, just after the abolition of the slave trade in 1873, it held?recalcitrant prisoners. Later the site was a?quarantine station?following the outbreak of cholera in?east Africa.?With its white-sand beach and forest teeming with a variety of birds and giant tortoises, the island?now attracts scuba divers and snorkelers to?its plentiful wildlife.?
Finish the tour with a return transfer to your hotel, arriving by early evening.

Inclusions:
  • Entrance fees
  • All activities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions:
  • Drinks
  • Lunch (meals range from USD $15-30)
  • Gratuities (optional)
SOUTH HOTELS:?Swahili Beach Resorts, Karamba Beach Resorts, Unguja Lodge, Breezes Beach Club, Baraza,Arabian Nights, Arabian Nights Annex, Casa Del Mar, Kichanga Lodge, Dongwe Ocean View, The Palm, Bahari View Lodge, Spice Island Hotel, Ras Michamvi, The Residence, Karafuu Beach Resort, Kisiwa on the Beach, Konokono, Sea view boutique, Dhow Inn
NORTH HOTELS:?African View, Amaan Bungalows, Diamond Gemma Del Est, Diamond Star of the East,Double Tree by Hilton Nungwi, Essque Zalu Zanzibar, Flame Tree Cottages, Gold Zanzibar, Hideaway of Nungwi, Kilindi, Nungwi Inn, Ras Nungwi, Royal Zanzibar, Tanzanite Beach resort, The Z Hotel,The Zanzibari, Mnarani, Sun Set?Kendwa
NORTH EAST HOTELS:Bluebay Beach resorts, Che Che Vule, Dream Of Zanzibar, Kasha Boutique Hotel,Mapenzi Beach, matemwe Beach House, Matemwe Logde, Matemwe Retreat, Melia Zanzibar, Neptune Pwani Beach Hotel, Ocean Paradise, Shooting Star, Sultan Sands, Villa Kiva, Azanzi

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