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Zanzibar City: Prison Island and Stone Town Walking Tour

Activity provider: Upendo Tours & Safaris

Zanzibar City: Prison Island and Stone Town Walking Tour

Activity provider: Upendo Tours & Safaris
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Take a boat to Prison Island and feed the local tortoises and peacocks. Enjoy a walking tour of Stone Town and visit the Drajani local market, House of Wonder, and the Freddy Mercury House.

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Duration 5.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Swahili, German
Audio guide included
Swahili, French, English, German
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 5 minutes before the pickup time
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  • Learn the Swahili culture during the walking tour in Stone Town
  • Admire the beauty of the city and visit historical attractions
  • Discover the history of the tortoise population
  • Explore the prison that once housed rebellious slaves in the 1800s
  • Enjoy a beauiful boat ride to and from Zanzibar city
Full description

Ride by boat to Prison Island, famous for its population of Aldabra giant tortoises. Experience the turtles up close and spot the local peacocks. Move along to a walking tour of Stone Town and learn the Swahili culture and its important historical role in the slave trade.

Begin with a beautiful boat ride to Prison Island, also known as Changuu Island. View the local wildlife and learn of the slave rebellion that occurred in the 1860s.

Start the walking tour of Stone Town at Forodhani Park. Explore the area and visit important sites such as the House of Wonder, Old Fort, the house of Freddy Mercury, and end at the Darajani market before returning to the city.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Boat to Prison Island
  • Entrance fees for prison island and the former slave market site
  • Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Tips
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with high blood pressure
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Wonderful tour to explore the city! Great for a solo traveler wanting to see the city safely

March 26, 2022

Product ID: 406486