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Stone Town and Prison Island from Zanzibar

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Chuini, Tanzania

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 5 more

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

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.
  • Tour of Stone Town and Prison Island from Zanzibar
  • See the historic attractions of Zanzibar's UNESCO-listed downtown
  • Learn about the long history and many cultural influences that created Stone Town as it is today
  • Visit the giant tortoise colony on Prison Island
  • National park fees included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
Hotel pickup and drop-off
National Park fees
Bottled water
Professional art historian guide
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please let us know where are you staying?

Airports

  • Kisauni Airport, Tanzania


Ports

  • Unnamed Rd, Town,, Zanzibar, Tanzania


Departure Time

8:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Bookings Central Tours Safari

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Stone Town and Prison Island from Zanzibar?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Stone Town and Prison Island from Zanzibar.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Stone Town and Prison Island from Zanzibar?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Stone Town and Prison Island from Zanzibar.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Stone Town and Prison Island from Zanzibar?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Stone Town and Prison Island from Zanzibar.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Stone Town and Prison Island from Zanzibar?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Stone Town and Prison Island from Zanzibar.

Traveler Tips


  • "A very choppy but enjoyable 30mins ride out to prison island." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Passion and historical
Busizwe S
, Sep 2019
Guides with passion and even protective against those who want to strip you. Rich historic buildings for the whole African continent.
star-3
After a very delayed start due to...
Doreen M
, Jan 2018
After a very delayed start due to tour guide not turning up, and having had to contact happy tours by phone to arrange a meeting place, we were told we would be going to Prison Island first. We were walked to a beach about 10-15mins away. the tour guide left us, and we were put on boat with a very smiley boat owner who did not speak any English. A very choppy but enjoyable 30mins ride out to prison island. The boat owner followed us around and tried to show us parts of the island. On return we were met by our original guide who did a short walking tour of Stone Town. Not a very professional company, but this is Zanzibar!
star-2
Somewhat disappointing, with being a...
Karl F
, Jan 2018
Somewhat disappointing, with being a waking tour through the old part Stone Town the guide was not well versed in guiding, speaking vispering voice we had to asked to repeat, not over all well informed, however it was interesting to see the old heritage of the Town. The trip by dhow boat to prison island and see the Giant Land Turtles was great fun, walking between them and feeding them quite an experience.
star-5
We had the most wonderful time on...
Dawn K
, Jul 2017
We had the most wonderful time on this tour. Our guide Riz'one was very knowledgeable and did an excellent job of our walking tour of Stone Town. He explained all the sights and had a really amazing grasp of the history of the area.We toured the memorial to the slave market and it was powerful! The ride out to Prison Island was spectacular and the tortoise sanctuary was a treat. Highly recommend this tour!
star-4
Visite sympathique
sebetange
, Mar 2020
Très sympa prise en charge à notre hôtel Guide qui parle français, fruits frais sur le bateau Prison island jolie et tortues Impressionnantes Stone town très grande ville Centre historique magnifique qui révèle des secrets que seul nous n'aurions pas remarqué tel que le free phone Visite à préférer le matin car l'après midi trop chaud

Product code: 40425P4

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