History & heritage tours

Historic Stone Town and Prison Island private tour

Availability: Monday - Sunday
Duration: 8 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Learn more about Zanzibar from a UNESCO site, Stone Town
  • See the Zanzibar capital to see must-visit spots
  • Visit Conservation site for the rare giant tortoise
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. 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, 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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What's included
  • Transport
  • Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Water
What's not included
  • Tips
  • Food and beverage
Reduced price
  • Child (4-11 years)
  • Infant (0-3 years)

Pick-up from your hotel in Zanzibar between 8.30am and 9.00am.

Meeting point:

Pick-up is available from the following points:

  • Pick-up from Stone Town hotels and Zanzibar Town
  • Pick-up from North West Coast hotels and South West Coast hotels (Mangapwani, Fumba)
  • Pick-up from North East Coast hotels
    (Pwani Mchangani, Kiwengwa, Uroa, Pongwe, Chwaka, Matemwe)

  • Pick-up from North Coast hotels (Nunwi, Kendwa)

  • Pick-up from South Coast hotels and South East Coast hotels (Kizimkazi, Pingwe, Paje, Jambiani, Michamvi, Makunduch)

What to remember
  • After booking, you will receive the contact info of the local operator to confirm pick-up time and location
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  • Monday - Sunday
  • Pick-up is between 8.30am and 9.00am
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Fisherman Tours & Travel Ltd.
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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