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Stone Town and Prison Island from Zanzibar

Stone Town and Prison Island from Zanzibar

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Tour Zanzibar's UNESCO-listed historic district and premiere natural attraction on this tour to Stone Town and Prison Island. Learn about the current culture and history in Stone Town as you walk past its attractions, including a Portuguese fort, the Sultan Palace, and the birthplace of Freddie Mercury, before continuing your tour to Prison Island, famous for its population of giant tortoises.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$42.18
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$42.18
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Stone Town Walking Tour in Zanzibar

Stone Town Walking Tour in Zanzibar

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Discover Zanzibar City’s UNESCO-listed historic center on a Stone Town walking tour that explores Zanzibar’s history and distinctive architecture, from a bustling local market to a Sultan’s palace-turned-museum. Sightseeing on foot mean you can leave cars behind while following Stone Town's most narrow, winding streets, and group size is limited to 10 people for personalized service from the guide.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.75
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$29.75
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Stone town and prison Island tour

Stone town and prison Island tour

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Immerse yourself in Zanzibar’s culture - history on a full day guided tour of Stone Town and Prison Island. Explore on foot and by boat for a comprehensive overview of the area. Bring your swim suit along for swimming-snorkeling in Prison Island
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$57.70
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$57.70
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Cultural Walking Tour through Stonetown, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Cultural Walking Tour through Stonetown, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Stonetown is a UNCESCO world heritage site since 2000. It was the main center of the slave trading around the Indian ocean, you can see many important spots of the abominable past of this time. The city is full of historical importance in East Africa. Stonetowns architecture, reflects the various influences underlying the Swahili culture, giving a unique mixture of Arab, Persian, Indian and European elements. Immerse yourself in all the wonderful smells, colors and spectacle that you can only find here through the mix of the different cultures. In our guided Tour we will see and explain all important places of the history, the House of Wonders, Forodhani Garden, Slave Trade Museum / Anglican Church, the Hindu Temple, Catholic Church, Darajani Market, Jaws Corner and much more. Loose yourself in the narrow streets, look at the carved doors which tell stories, venture into the rush of the market and feel the spirit of Zanzibar.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.65
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$25.65

Zanibar Prison Island Boat Trip

Zanibar Prison Island Boat Trip

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The tour offers nature, history and adventure combined in a relaxing, enjoying the beautiful and nice beach, feeding giant Aldabra tortoise and colored fish and corals for snorkeling in the channel of the Indian Ocean, on this small isle just off the Stone Town it is launched from the city and involves a 30 minutes motorized boat ride to the “Prison” island. The British First Minister of Zanzibar, Lloyd Mathews, purchased the island in 1893 and constructed a prison complex there. No prisoners were ever housed on the island and instead it became a quarantine station for yellow fever cases.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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$40.00
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Spices and Stone Town Tour in Zanzibar

Spices and Stone Town Tour in Zanzibar

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Discover Zanzibar’s aromatic history on a half-day walking tour of Stone Town, setting out on foot so you can see Stone Town’s narrow, car-free streets and atmospheric corners. After convenient pickup at Zanzibar hotels, you’ll cover some of Stone Town’s highlights, from colonial landmarks to the Old Fort, the house where Freddy Mercury was born, and an Anglican Cathedral that marks the former site of a slave market.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$42.18
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$42.18
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Aquana 3 Island Tour/Excursion

Aquana 3 Island Tour/Excursion

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Aquana is the only excursion boat of its kind in Zanzibar (with a capacity of 35 persons, ample shade, solid seating and tables, private toilet & change room, shower, twin deck, walk around capability, swim-platform, cold drinks, two Mercedes engines, great friendly crew and more The 3-Island Day Tour will first take you to Changuu/Prison Island (which hosts the giant tortoises, peacocks, dik-dik antelopes and historical monuments), and with a little luck you may see Dolphins or Turtles on the way. After Changuu we cruise to the coral gardens of Bawe Island for snorkelling whilst the crew is preparing your lunch and thereafter to the amazing Zanzibar Sandbank. In the afternoon we head back close along the coast and passed Stone Town (ideal for taking nice fotos) and back to the Marina Verde. Pls note; the days that are blocked on the availibility chart are still available to groups of over 4 persons i.e. if you are more than four, you can opt for any day of the week (contact us)
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.29
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$51.29

Zanzibar Full Day experience

Zanzibar Full Day experience

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This tour is covering wide range of day experience in Zanzibar Stone Town, it include walking tour around Stone Town, visiting Old Fort, House of Wonder, Slave market museum, Darajani Market. Getting history of Zanzibar culture and life of diverse community. Visiting Spice farms to learn how spices are cultivated and how are they used for domestic purposes as well medical purposes. Lastly having opportunity to have fun with tortoises and getting a minutes of swimming or Snorkeling. This tour is design to cater the needs of all who want to experience a lot of Zanzibar activities per day with wonderful budget.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$155.77
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$155.77
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Stone Town tour

Stone Town tour

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The tour covers the most attractive places in Zanzibar and is provided by the experienced and certified guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.03
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$41.03

Historic Stone Town Tour

Historic Stone Town Tour

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My experience has shown that every guest has different interests. For this reason I always adapt the tour individually to the wishes of my guests.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.00
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$25.00
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Zanzibar Spice Tour

Zanzibar Spice Tour

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A 3-hour food- and spice-focused tour in a local farming village Visit a local spice farm and learn about the history of Zanzibar’s relationship to spices Meet a rural farmer and learn African farming methods and even perform some techniques yourself
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00

Come and taste the Zanzibar feelings

Come and taste the Zanzibar feelings

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When you book this tour with us we serve you as private with good experience and care and make sure you enjoy your day with us.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.42
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$56.42

Spice Farm Tour -Half Day

Spice Farm Tour -Half Day

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This tour is a walking tour in a spice farm (shamba). While there, you shall see how the spices, herbs and fruits grow and are cultivated. Your tour guide will describe how the crops can be used. You will be smelling and tasting spices, herbs and tropical fruits such as clove, lemongrass, nutmeg, cinnamon, turmeric, vanilla, coconuts, papaya, chili, black pepper, jackfruit, cardamom, cassava and oranges.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.67
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$66.67

Stone town with prison island

Stone town with prison island

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Professional tour guides, knowledgeable, hospitality and we offer good services for our clients. We are the best.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00

Old stone town with the Zanzibar doors tour

Old stone town with the Zanzibar doors tour

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This the heart of Zanzibar, visiting it will fill you the joy when you see people in different colors, nations, cultures religions and many more others are living together in it, in full time understanding to one another Nevertheless in this historical city there are numbers of nice curving doors, which motivate the visitors walking across the alleys and discover the hidden truth about them.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.65
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$25.65

Zanzibar Stone Town Walking Tour

Zanzibar Stone Town Walking Tour

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everyone will be satisfied from all the services which will be done by me be free to ask questions as you would like to ask or know.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.00
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$25.00
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Stone Town Complete Walking Tour

Stone Town Complete Walking Tour

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To understand the Real history of Stone town - Zanzibar, you need to unpack its past by slowing down, and strolling through the alleys. Explore the town at your own pace - when you set off on our Private Walking Tour of this UNESCO World heritage site. Our local Professional and licensed tour guide will provide an in-depth look at every aspect of its history, culture, architecture and daily life without missing the key highlights including the Freddy Mercury House, Old Fort, Forodhani Gardens, Darajani Market, St. Joseph's Cathedral, Old Slave Market Site, Hamamni Baths and The magnificent Zanzibar Carved Doors.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$34.00
Price varies by group size
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$34.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Prison Island Tour In Zanzibar

Prison Island Tour In Zanzibar

Discover natural beauty of Prison Island on this Half DayTour that includes a Snorkeling on a Pristine Corals. With your Guide, visit the viewpoint at Prison Historical Buildings and a long Jetty with Peacocks. See Giant # tortoises Sunbathe on a beautiful small White Sands Beach. Pickup and drop-off included. Book Last Minutes while in Zanzibar:
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.00
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$90.00

Stonetown City Tour by Imani Zuberi

Stonetown City Tour by Imani Zuberi

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The tour is guided by a certified and licensed tour guide. It is flexible in terms of the time to start and end. It gives the visitor access to the history,culture, architecture and way of life of Stonetown which is the World Heritage site. It is affordable.
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  • 30 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.27
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$20.27

3 Days / 2 Nights Zanzibar Holiday Package

3 Days / 2 Nights Zanzibar Holiday Package

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This is a Zanzibar holiday package that takes you to three places: Stone Town Tour,Spice Tour and Prison Island, all this happens in a span of three days. In this package the Guests will experience the historical building that found in Zanzibar then you proceed with the tour to discover why Zanzibar is called spice island through the spice tour after spice lunch will visit the prison island so as to experience the Giant Tortoises and enjoy the beautiful and nice beach.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$350.00
Price varies by group size
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$350.00
Price varies by group size

Historical Stone Town Tour

Historical Stone Town Tour

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We’ll take you to see many of the important sights of Stone Town. You’ll visit the former Slave Market, the Anglican Cathedral, the House of Wonders, the Sultan’s Palace Museum, the Old Arab Fort – and other sites that may be of interest to you. Our city tour is flexible and can easily be customized to your requirements
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.67
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$66.67

Giklik Private Tour and Safari

Giklik Private Tour and Safari

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This is khamis (Giklik) l know the most interesting places of Zanzibar' tropical spice island, full antiquity history & Nature remaining from ancient world that am crave to share with tourists.This is super cheap qualified service not hurry/rush Guide. The beaches in Zanzibar are ravishing, UNESCO World Heritage Site in Zanzibar City, once flourishing trading hub, utterly captivated me: the history and melting pot of African, Arab, Indian and European cultures; the vivid shades of every color imaginable; the textures; the vibrant energy of the seafront and markets; and locals who greeted me with “jambo” (hello) “karibu” (welcome) every day, Inclusions & Exclusions, Excluded - Doesn't push customers/clients pay for admission to enter the building we can stand outside and get full history but once you interesting looking inside then you gonna do admission And I hope you experience this all for yourself with me!
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.00
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$30.00
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Stone Town Walking Tour

Stone Town Walking Tour

This tour takes you from the hotel to Stone Town, about an hour away, and, together with a guide, will walk you through the town, visiting the Old Fort built in the 1600’s and the House of Wonders, the residence of the previous Sultans of Zanzibar. Winding your way through the alleys of Stone Town, a world heritage site, you will proceed to the Anglican Church, where the old slave market was, and on to the old dispensary. The informative guide will talk you through the history of the town and its people, and historical architecture. The price includes entry fees into all the places of the interest.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.99
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$99.99
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Zanzibar slave trade history

Zanzibar slave trade history

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This full day trip will provide you with completely history of what happen during Zanzibar slavery. Visit well known reminders of Zanzibar Dark history in the slave trade. Old slave market site, Slave chamber and slave caves. Visit the Tippu Tip house, the common Swahili Zanzibar slave trader, Ivory trader, explorer, plantation owner and Governor. This trip will end up at the Mangapwani Beach where you can relax, sunbath, enjoy the swimming at the former slave sea port.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.24
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$60.24
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