Zanzibar historic Stone Town and Prison Island private tour

Zanzibar, Tanzania
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What To Expect

A melting pot of African, Indian, European and Arabic influences, Stone Town is a fascinating place to explore. Take a tour of this UNESCO-listed site and you'll be regaled with tales of famous residents, polish your haggling skills in the market, then visit the infamous Prison Island – a former slave colony now home to families of the giant tortoise.Follow your guide on a tour of the Zanzibar capital and you'll stop by must-sees like the old slave market and Forodhani Gardens – a small park that boasts big views over the city. Practice your bargaining skills in Darajani bazaar and hear about famous residents of the city such as Farrokh Bulsara – also known as Freddie Mercury. There's also a pit stop at the Tanzanite Museum, where you'll explore the history of Tanzania's famous Tanzanite gemstone, a unique treasure found only in the country.With a name like Prison Island, you'll be surprised at what a little slice of heaven this is. Now a conservation site for rare giant tortoises, you can meet the creatures, visit the Prison Island Museum, where you can learn more about its history, and then chill out on the beach and take a dip in the Indian Ocean before catching the boat back to shore.

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Important info

Know in advance:

  • After booking, you will receive the contact info of the local operator to confirm pick-up time and location
  • Wear loose-fitting, non-transparent clothing that covers your shoulders and legs
  • Infants (0-3 years) can join the tour for free

Remember to bring:

  • A swimsuit, light clothing, beach towels, sunscreen, and sunglasses
What's included
Entrance fees. Water. Hotel pick-up and drop-off. Transportation. Tour guide
What's not included
Food and drinks
know before you go
Know Before You Go

Learn more about Zanzibar from a UNESCO site, Stone Town. Explore the Zanzibar capital to see must-visit spots. Visit the Conservation site for the rare giant tortoise. Find out about the history of Tanzanite at a local museum

Cancellation Policy
can-cancel You can cancel your tour until 2 days in advance
Fisherman Tours & Travel Ltd.
Meeting Point

Pick-up from your hotel in Zanzibar between 8.30am and 9.00am. Pick-up is available from the following points: Stone Town hotels and Zanzibar Town; North West Coast hotels and South West Coast hotels (Mangapwani, Fumba); North East Coast hotels (Pwani Mchangani, Kiwengwa, Uroa, Pongwe, Chwaka, Matemwe); North Coast hotels (Nunwi, Kendwa); South Coast hotels and South East Coast hotels (Kizimkazi, Pingwe, Paje, Jambiani, Michamvi, Makunduch).