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Stone town and prison Island tour provided by Kiyzo

Stone town and prison Island tour

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 06/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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
  • You'll start at
    Old Fort
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Prison Island - Changuu Private Island
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Stone Town
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 3
    The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe)
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 4
    Palace Museum (Beit al-Sahel)
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib)
  • 5
    Darajani Bazaar
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 6
    Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Freddie Mercury Museum
  • You'll end at
    Old Fort
    Mizingani Rd, Zanzibar, Tanzania
    Meeting point in-front of the OLD FORT or you can pay additional cost for hotel round transfer
    See address & details
Important Information
Departure Point
Old Fort, Mizingani Rd, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • + bottled water or soft drink
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Boat Fee
  • Entry/Admission - Prison Island - Changuu Private Island
  • Entry/Admission - Palace Museum (Beit al-Sahel)
  • Entry/Admission - Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Tom B wrote a review Oct 2020
9 contributions
The full day trip turned out to be 3.5 hour! The tour guide knew very little about history of Stone Town or the Prison Island. I really regret booking this tour before getting to Zanzibar. You can find a better selection of tours for much better prices when in town!!
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Jacky Travis wrote a review Mar 2020
Cape Town Central, South Africa3 contributions
2 sites worth visiting, hot weather so we requested to start with Stone town walking then later Prison Island,our guide was very helpful and always at our service highly recommend
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Date of experience: February 2020
arvin wrote a review Mar 2020
Bengaluru, India1 contribution
The guided tour was for 6 hrs , where the tour guide completed in 3hrs, he just made me to walk around the town and he never spoke much as I was the only person in the tour. He even told me 6 hrs tour is for old people .
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Lady-Max B wrote a review Mar 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates6 contributions2 helpful votes
I found prison island especially interesting and to see the huge wild tortoises roaming around. I found the Stone town tour a little boring walking around int he heat and the traders were a little intense in trying to get you to buy which actually worked the other way and
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Date of experience: January 2020
kakaobohne_dot wrote a review Feb 2020
Vienna, Austria22 contributions5 helpful votes
I booked the trip 2 days before and it was super easy and fast. Reply came after short time. Even pic up service was no problem to book aswell. Got picked up and dropped off at the hotel on the other side of the island in Paje for 50$ which was ok for both ways. Trip itself
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About the operator

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By: Kiyzo
Informative and Delicious!
We met a very friendly Lutfia at the market to buy all ingredients for our cooking class later in the day. All our
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This tour was organised by Big country vacation and the tour guide was Sarah. I have to say that thanks to Sarah th
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A very big day and well worth it
I loved this tour and would highly recommend it. Our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable, patient, and kind. I
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Spice tour and traditional Zanzibar cooking experience
Excellent. Our guide met us at the market near Stone Town. We bought vegetables fish and spices to make our meal. W
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1st trip solo
Was an action packed day. Great experience however only downside was the limited time bamboo rafting. Was very enjo
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Keith T
A Worthwhile Tour
I wanted to see Erawan Falls. I also wanted to tour the area where the Japanese forced the Allied and
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The only place Ive been the Paris of the Middle east
Easter 2015 was meaningful to me becoz of the place mardigraz and lots of fun with the culture and folks...
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What a wonderful experience!
I was so happy to learn from Lutfia and to share a meal with her. I learned so much about the spices of Zanzibar, t
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beyond my expectation
I was really looking forward to the floating market more than the railway but turned out the market was super cro
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a very heart touching tour
The tour was very well organized, I hope they will not have any war anymore that place has the feel of cruelty of w
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Worst experience ever!!
It’s like you sometimes read in the papers but it never happens to you. The guide - he didn’t tell or guide anythin
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Very nice!
I would recommend this trip. The guide spoke good English and was helpful and informative. Both markets was lovely!
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Beautiful temples
Road to Chiang Rai a-bit bumpy but upon arrival we were blow away by the beauty of the temples, the white one is v
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Definitely Recommended
The tour was extremely fun, we got to visit several temples Wat Phu Khao Thong, Wat Lokaya Sutha, Wat yai chaimongk
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The places themselves were nice but I was really looking forward to a tour guide, they didn’t really say anything n
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Key Details
  • Duration: 7h
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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