1. Tanzania
  2. Zanzibar Archipelago
  3. Zanzibar City
  4. Prison Island

Stone Town & Prison Island Private Tour (Transfers & Lunch)

Product ID: 288170
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See the most fascinating historical sites in Stone Town and Prison Island. After diving into the local history, dive into the beautiful waters alongside giant tortoises and colorful fish.
About this activity
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Duration 6 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Italian

Pickup included

This option includes a collection within the Stone Town area only - please confirm your hotel details

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  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Walking on narrows streets of Stone Town to see the local life
  • Visit Lloyd Mathew's monument
Full description
See the National Museum of Zanzibar (rebuilt in 1883) and the Arab fort while passing along bazaar streets towards the famous Freddie Mercury house. See the old slave market, fruit market, and spice market — don’t miss the classic Zanzibar curved doors decorating the stone town. 

After you have explored Stone Town, you’ll have an opportunity to take a short break and have lunch before heading to Prison Island. Prison Island is also known as Changuu Island, the nickname came from the island being used by some sultans of Zanzibar to detain enslaved people. While you are on this island, you can swim, snorkel and take pictures with giant tortoises. 

See the colorful schools of black snappers, orange lined triggerfish, spotted garfish, barracudas, longfin bannerfish, emperor angelfish, rabbitfish, clown triggerfish, and many more.
  • Pickup and drop-off from your hotel
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Transport waiting charge
  • Experienced professional tour guide
  • Taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees
What’s Not Included
  • Beverages
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
Know before you go
• Please keep in mind that the first portion of your tour you will be walking, it is recommended to wear comfortable shoes and bring water
• The second portion of your tour you will have the opportunity to swim and relax on the beach
• Bring swimwear and a snack

From US$ 55 per person

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Upendo Tours & Safaris

Product ID: 288170