Zanzibar Historic Stone Town & Prison Island Tour

Zanzibar, Tanzania
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German, English, French, Polish
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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 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 pitstop 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 tortoise, you can meet the creatures, chill out on the beach and take a dip in the Indian Ocean. And, before catching the boat back to shore, you'll also have time to visit the island's museum, where you can learn more surrounding its history.

What to remember

Important info

  • Dress code is an important consideration in this predominately Muslim society
  • Wear loose fitting, non-transparent clothes during this tour
  • Bring towel, sunblock and a hat
  • Wear comfortable shoes but also bring flip-flops or sandals for beach time
What's included
Transport. Guide. Entrance fees. Water
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Historical tour of Stone Town, with must-see sights. Shop for bargains at Darajani bazaar. Learn about the history of Tanzanite at a local museum. Meet a giant tortoise and relax on the beach at Prison Island

Cancellation Policy
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