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Prison Island Tour

Prison Island Tour - Stone Town, Tanzania

Duration: 3 hours
Location: Stone Town, Tanzania

From USD
$25.00

See the giant land tortoises of Prison Island on a half-day trip from Stone Town, with time to swim, snorkel, and sunbathe. Just a 30-minute boat ride from Stone Town, Prison Island has a beautiful beach, clean water, and fascinating history as a yellow fever quarantine station ... More info ›

See the giant land tortoises of Prison Island on a half-day trip from Stone Town, with time to swim, snorkel, and sunbathe. Just a 30-minute boat ride from Stone Town, Prison Island has a beautiful beach, clean water, and fascinating history as a yellow fever quarantine station. Both morning and afternoon departures to Prison Island are available, and the trip includes hotel transfers and all entrance fees.

You will be picked up from your hotel and driven to the excursion spot. The Aldabra Giant Tortoise sanctuary is a major tourist lure and the oldest tortoise is 192 years old. The turtles are not indigenous and are magisterial creatures, weighing in at an average of 200 kg some are as old as over 100 years (4 turtles are 150 years). You can feed them at a fee paid at the Island, but watch out for their snapping beaks.

Other marine life is also reasonably rich and Changuu provides good snorkelling. It is by no means the most extensive or varied snorkelling spot off the coast of Zanzibar, but being so close to Stone Town and so easily accessible makes it ideal for those who want to see ‘under the sea’ a little while on a city break. The island’s restaurant, Matthews, is good and well-renowned. This is especially so considering the restaurant’s charming atmosphere and good sea view. You will then be dropped off at the hotel after the excursion.

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7 Days Zanzibar Package Perfect For the Budget Travelers

7 Days Zanzibar Package Perfect For the Budget Travelers - Stone Town, Tanzania

Duration: 7 days
Location: Stone Town, Tanzania

From USD
$500.00

On arrival you will be met and greet by our guide and driver at Zanzibar Airport / Zanzibar Ferry Terminal. Our representative would be holding a name card for you for easy identification and transfer to Forodhani Park Hotel ... More info ›

On arrival you will be met and greet by our guide and driver at Zanzibar Airport / Zanzibar Ferry Terminal. Our representative would be holding a name card for you for easy identification and transfer to Forodhani Park Hotel. Our private car with a professional driver and guide will make your visit to Zanzibar more meaningful and enjoyable. This itinerary allows you to have the chance to discover the best activities in Zanzibar Island including the Zanzibar Spice Tour, Stone Town City Tour, Prison Island Boat Trip, Kizimkazi Dolphin Tour, Jozani Forest Tour and the Safari Blue. You can start on any date you request. We can also help to arrange flights and speed boats in and out of Zanzibar.

Day 1: Check-In
Meet and greet at Zanzibar Airport / Seaport and transferred to Jambo Guest House by our private car with a professional driver and guide. Breakfast included (BB).

Day 2: Stone Town City Tour + Zanzibar Spice Tour + Prison Island Boat Trip
Morning after breakfast pick-up from Jambo Guest House for the Zanzibar Spice Tour on this tour you will see and taste the tropical fruits, spices plantation or plots in the island. A variety of spices plants used as ornament, medicines, flowers, fruits and another interesting flora can be seen during spice tour and if you will have a time, you will visit Kidichi bath built in 1850 by the first Sultan for his wife Sheharzad (Grand daughter of Fateh Ali Shah of Persia).

After Spice Tour we'll head to Stone Town one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Cultural Arts Centre of East Africa. You will have the Stone Town City Tour takes around the historical culture and architectural important town of Zanzibar with a century history. It includes a visit to former slave market site, now stands as Anglican church built in 1871, town market, visit the Zanzibar Memorial Museum, House of Wonder built in 1883 (Beit-Al-Ajab), Old Arab Fort, Palace Museum, Old Indian dispensary (Cultural Center).

After the Lunch, you will have a trip to Prison Island Boat Trip,Visit Lloyd Mathew's Architecture built in 1893 and the Island is a home of Aldabra Giant Tortoises. Flanged by an amazing beach of reef sanctuary, the island is ideal for swimming, snorkeling and beach relaxation. After tours, you will be dropped off at Jambo Guest House for overnight (BB).

Day 3: Kizimkazi Dolphin Tour + Jozani Forest Tour
In the early morning you will have a trip to Kizimkazi Dolphin Tour, a day trip to Kizimkazi Village, wonderful you may swim with hundreds of spinner & bottle - nose dolphin, playing off Kizimkazi beach and you will also have a channce to visit the Oldest Mosque in East Africa. On the way to Jambo Guest House you will have a Jozani Forest Tour for Red Colobus Monkeys, natural forest, and mangrove forest, Visit Jozani Sea Turtles Sanctuary and other living spieces of fish under nealth. After tours, you be dropped off at your hotel for overnight. Breakfast included (BB).

Day 4: Safari Blue Sea Adventure
Morning after breakfast pick-up from Jambo Guest House for Safari Blue. A full day sailing / snorkeling / sunbathing on a traditional dhow and seafood barbecue. Setting sail from Fumba, you will explore the Menai Bay where dolphins are often sighted. When dropping the anchor at Kwale sandbank, you can snorkeling the coral reefs. Kwale Island - a great place to explore and climb an ancient baobab tree, which fallen down hundreds years ago but still standing tall. You’ll be served a buffet of grilled fish, lobster, calamari, chickens and coconut rice. The boat sails to a stunning natural lagoon where there is opportunity to swim, before the day is over and back to your hotel. Bed & Breakfast included (BB).

Day 5 - 6: Relax On Hotel
Day leisure or Some leisure with the Hotel or flexible to arrange any activities. Breakfast included (BB).

Day 7: Check-Out
Breakfast at the Hotel – Swims or Some leisure with the Hotel till the time for the transfer to the Airport for the departure transfer (Time will depend on the flight departure timing).

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4 Days Unearthing the Slave Routes of Zanzibar

4 Days Unearthing the Slave Routes of Zanzibar - Stone Town, Tanzania

Duration: 4 days
Location: Stone Town, Tanzania

From USD
$530.00

See the historical sites of Zanzibar’s slave trading past. Visit Dhow Harbor in Malindi, where slave ships brought their human cargo from Bagamoyo to Zanzibar ... More info ›

See the historical sites of Zanzibar’s slave trading past. Visit Dhow Harbor in Malindi, where slave ships brought their human cargo from Bagamoyo to Zanzibar. See the house of a notorious Arab slave trader - Tippu Tip and the site of the Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, visit Mbweni Ruins, formerly a school for freed slave girls, Visit Dr. David Livingstone's House, Maruhubi Ruins and the last stop is at Mangapwani Slave Chamber where slaves were kept waiting for monsoon winded boats to fetch them and to be exiled.The larger cave also used to house slaves is still being used today as a source of fresh water for local villages. This tour highlights not only the depth of human misery but also the strength of endurance as these poor souls were trapped against their in horrendous heat and conditions awaiting transfer to foreign parts of the world.

Day 1: Check-In

On arrival at the airport or harbor, you will be met and transferred to Mizingani Seafront Hotel located in the heart of Stone Town. You will have an overnight stay at the hotel on Bed and Breakfast basis (BB).

Day 2: Stone Town City - Livingstone’s House - Mbweni Ruins

The excursion begins in Malindi, at the Dhow Harbor, where slave ships brought their human cargo from Bagamoyo to Zanzibar. Next you’ll visit the house of Tippu Tip, the notorious Arab slave trader. Tippu Tip's House is a historical building in Stone Town, Zanzibar, located in Suicide Alley in the Shangani ward near the Africa House Hotel and Serena Inn, about 15–25 minute walking time from the Old Fort and Forodhani Gardens. It is the house where the powerful merchant and slave trader Tippu Tip lived whose real name was Hamad bin Muhammad bin Juma bin Rajab el Murjebi. The building was a private residence until the Zanzibar Revolution, and was later converted into a block of flats. Despite being a tourist attraction, it is not formally open to visitors and it is in such a state of decay that it has been described as "the most magnificent squat in all of Africa". The large decorated carved wooden door, as well as the black and white marble steps, still testify the great wealth of the historical owner of the house. We continue on to the site of the The Anglican Cathedral built in 1874. The cathedral signifies a potent time in Zanzibar’s history and stands on the sight of a past slave market, its high alter standing on the exact site of the whipping post. Slavery was abolished in 1873 through a decree passed by the then sultan of Zanzibar.

Next you’ll heading to Visit the house of the good slaves friend Dr. David Livingstone who campaigned for the abolition of slavery which marked its end in 1873. Livingstone’s House was built around 1860 for Sultan Majid, and was used by many of the missionaries and explorers as a starting point. Most notably, Dr David Livingstone lived here before commencing his last journey to the mainland interior. You’ll be then driven to Mbweni to visit Mbweni Ruins - 5km south of Zanzibar Town, formerly a school for freed slave girls. Mbweni Ruins was a Universities Mission to Central Africa (UMCA) base and settlement for former slaves in the 19th century. The ruins of St Mary’s School for Girls, built by missionaries for girls freed from slave ships, is now set amid the lush gardens of Mbweni Ruins Hotel. After tours, you will be dropped off at Mizingani Seafront Hotel for overnight (BB).

Day 3: Prison Island - Maruhubi Ruins - Mangapwani Slave Chamber

Morning after breakfast pick-up from Mizingani Seafront Hotel for a boat ride to Prison Island, the former prison for slaves and quarantine station for Zanzibar, is an absolute worthwhile experience. In 1893 Lloyd Mathews built the prison. The prison idea was to send violent criminals from the Tanganyika mainland to the Prison Island. The Prison Island ended up being used as a quarantine center, instead of a prison, for yellow fever epidemics that once raged through the region. the Island is a home of Aldabra Giant Tortoises. Flanged by an amazing beach of reef sanctuary.

Next you’ll heading to Visit the Visit Maruhubi Ruins where 99 necked enslaved women were entertaining the Arab Sultan of Zanzibar (1870-1888) in the luxurious palace. The last stop is at Mangapwani Slave Chamber where slaves were kept waiting for monsoon winded boats to fetch them and to be exiled. Mangapwani Slave Chambers built by Mohammed Bin Nassor Al-Alwi around 1880 from the cave and connected to the seaside 2kms away. It was an important transit point for the captured slaves to be sold to the outside world at the time of the abolishment of slavery in 1873 especial in the middle East. Between 1880-1905, the Slave chamber was being used as a place of concealment of the human cargo pending their disposal. A utilized as the hideout by the Arabs for their human cargo ready for shipment. After tours, you will be dropped off at Mizingani Seafront Hotel for overnight (BB).

Day 4: Check-Out

Breakfast at the Hotel – Some leisure with the Hotel till the time for the transfer to the Airport for the departure transfer (Time will depend on the flight departure timing).

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Zanzibar Stone town & Spice farms tour

Zanzibar Stone town & Spice farms tour - Stone Town, Tanzania

Duration: 6 to 8 hours
Location: Stone Town, Tanzania

From USD
$150.00

> Great places of interest to visit and see

> Guided by Senior Tour Guide with 14 years experience

> A tour with unforgettable memories

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Stone Town, Zanzibar City Tanzania

In the 16th to 17 century, the Portuguese arrived in Zanzibar and succeeded to establish relations with the local ruler of the Island. They established Christian Missions and trading center ... More info ›

> Great places of interest to visit and see

> Guided by Senior Tour Guide with 14 years experience

> A tour with unforgettable memories

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Stone Town, Zanzibar City Tanzania

In the 16th to 17 century, the Portuguese arrived in Zanzibar and succeeded to establish relations with the local ruler of the Island. They established Christian Missions and trading center. Christians are present in Zanzibar Island but their number is small.

Zanzibar was a major market for ivory and slave trade of the East African coast during the 18th century. In 1837 the Sultan of Oman has decided to transfer his capital from Muscat Oman to Zanzibar Island. The Sultanate rule ended up in 1963 after the revolution of Zanzibar took place.

Zanzibar Island is a World Heritage Site town. This beautiful Island has a lot of places of interest to visit and see. Among those places include:

The Palace Museum

The House of Wonders

The Anglican church, a former slaves market,

The Portuguese Old fort

The Shangani settlements

The Darajani Market

The spice farms.

The Marhubi ruins

The Prison Island (not included in the price)

Special requirements of this tour: (a) Visitors should be ready to get out of the car and walk around at a visited site. (b) A Guide should be informed earlier if traveling with disabilities in a group.

Duration: 8 hours

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STONE TOWN CITY TOUR

STONE TOWN CITY TOUR - Stone Town, Tanzania

Duration: 2 to 8 hours
Location: Stone Town, Tanzania

From USD
$100.00

We follow the trail of the sultans, slaves and explorers in the winding streets of Stone Town. Your guide will tell you about the events that shaped Zanzibar, leading you through the buildings where it all happened, such as the former Slave Market and Anglican Cathedral, the House of Wonders and the Sultans’ Palace Museum, the Old Arab Fort and Dispensary.

While tracing the steps of the past, the walking tour provides you with a window into modern life in Stone

The City Tour is very flexible and can be adapted to suit your interests and time frame ... More info ›

We follow the trail of the sultans, slaves and explorers in the winding streets of Stone Town. Your guide will tell you about the events that shaped Zanzibar, leading you through the buildings where it all happened, such as the former Slave Market and Anglican Cathedral, the House of Wonders and the Sultans’ Palace Museum, the Old Arab Fort and Dispensary.

While tracing the steps of the past, the walking tour provides you with a window into modern life in Stone

The City Tour is very flexible and can be adapted to suit your interests and time frame. If you’re a shopaholic, culture vulture or history buff we have something to suit everyone. If you want to hunt for antiques and souvenir shop follow David Livingstone’s time in Zanzibar and walk the path of the slave trade. Your guide can recommend and customize routes and itineraries that will optimise your time and get the most out of your trip.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Stone Town, Zanzibar City Tanzania

We follow the trail of the sultans, slaves and explorers in the winding streets of Stone Town. Your guide will tell you about the events that shaped Zanzibar, leading you through the buildings where it all happened, such as the former Slave Market and Anglican Cathedral, the House of Wonders and the Sultans’ Palace Museum, the Old Arab Fort and Dispensary.

While tracing the steps of the past, the walking tour provides you with a window into modern life in Stone

Town. Explore the markets, seafood and fish piled in the fish market, fresh loaves of bread in wicker baskets and neat stacks of fruit and vegetables as traders sell their wares from their stalls.

Children play in the streets in the residential areas, ‘mamas’ sit outside and gossip while the men play board games. An optional stop at The Zanzibar Coffee House provides a rest from the heat and hustle and bustle. A selection of drinks, local sweets & seasonal fruits acts as the perfect pick me up for you to continue on your tour.

Duration: 8 hours

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SULTAN PANORAMA TOUR

SULTAN PANORAMA TOUR - Stone Town, Tanzania

Duration: 3 to 6 hours
Location: Stone Town, Tanzania

From USD
$210.00

The Sultan Panorama Tours is ideal for visitors with little time who want to experience a bit from what Zanzibar has to offer. It’s a full day excursion starting in Stone Town and covers the history of the sultans, slave trade and invasions that shaped Zanzibar’s history ... More info ›

The Sultan Panorama Tours is ideal for visitors with little time who want to experience a bit from what Zanzibar has to offer. It’s a full day excursion starting in Stone Town and covers the history of the sultans, slave trade and invasions that shaped Zanzibar’s history. Your guide will give you a broad overview of the island’s history and current affairs and you’ll pass by many historic sites and visit the Slave Market. A stop at the vibrant Darajani Market gives you a glimpse of the local's busy life with a lot of hustle and bustle, smells and noise.

You’ll then be driven to a spice farm and given the opportunity to taste seasonal spices and fruits all the while getting a live and comprehensive description of their properties and uses.

Your next stop is at a local village for a slice of Zanzibari culture and life. An informative and action-packed day, this tour gives you a taste of everything found in our other excursions and is strongly recommended as a first excursion.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Stone Town, Zanzibar City Tanzania

A full day excursion, starting in Stone Town, with visits to the old slave market, Darajani market, a spice farm and a local village. Cooking, weaving and playing with local children, you will have the opportunity to see what life is like for Zanzibar ’s. A rich historical tour.


Duration: 7 hours

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