After hotel pickupfrom your hotel, set out with your guide on a walkingtour of UNESCO-listed Stone Town, Zanzibar's historical center. Explore some of the world'snarrowest streets during your introduction to thecosmopolitan archipelago, which combinesAfrican 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 structuresare built arounda centralcourtyard. Learn about themixofmosques, churches, andHindu temples alongside cinemas, banks, and shops, and view landmark buildings such as the Old fort (Arab Fort), House of Wonder, former Sultan Palace andmore.
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),onceowned by a wealthy merchant who used it as detention centerfor disobedient slaves. Under the leadership of the third Sultan of Zanzibar, just after the abolition of the slave trade in 1873, it heldrecalcitrant prisoners. Later the site was aquarantine stationfollowing the outbreak of cholera ineast Africa.With its white-sand beach and forest teeming with a variety of birds and giant tortoises, the islandnow attracts scuba divers and snorkelers toits plentiful wildlife.
Finish the tour with a return transfer to your hotel, arriving by early evening.