Full-Day Stone Town And Prison Island Tour In Zanzibar

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Your Zanzibar accommodation; please specify location at time of booking: , To avoid delays and embarrassing incidences, please make sure you have selected the correct hotel otherwise you will be aske.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Delve into the history of Stone Town, an atmospheric citythat has served asthe 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'llalso visitChanguu, akaPrison Island, onceused to accommodateprisoners obtained from World War II and now home to giant tortoises.

Highlights

Get inside tips from a local

Ideal choice for families

All entrance fees included

Informative, friendly and professional guide

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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.

Inclusions

All activities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Entry/Admission - Prison Island - Changuu Private Island

Exclusions

Drinks

Lunch (meals range from USD $15-30)

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

To avoid delays, please make sure you have selected the correct hotel, otherwise you will be asked to pay the difference upon pickup in cash

Please verify your hotel in the list below and select your package according to your hotel location: STONE TOWN HOTELS: Al Johari Hotel, Asmini Palace Hotel, Dhow Palace, Khole House, Kisiwa House, Maru Maru Hotel, Mashariki Palace, Park Hyatt, Tembo House, The Swahili House, The Zanzibar Grand Palace, Zanzibar Palace, Zanzibar Serena Inn, Africa House, Tausi Palace Hotel, Hiliki house, Double Tree by Hilton (stone town) 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 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 CENTRAL HOTELS: Tamarind Hotel, Pongwe Beach Hotel, Pongwe Bay, Uroa Bay FUMBA & MANGAPWANI HOTELS: Fumba beach lodge, Sea Cliff Resort & Spa, Hakuna Matata

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