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Stone town and prison Island tour provided by Kiyzo Travel

Stone town and prison Island tour

Stone town and prison Island tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
10
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English, French
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 140215P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Guide
  • Private boat fees
Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Prison Island - Changuu Private Island
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Old Fort, Mizingani Rd, Zanzibar, Tanzania Meeting point is OLD FORT ENTRY DOOR Once you arrive, walk to the entry door and stand beside Guide will be waiting there with (Tanzanian flag) time between 9:00 am - 9:15 am See you:)
Additional information
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Guide
  • Private boat fees
Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Prison Island - Changuu Private Island
Departure details
  • Old Fort, Mizingani Rd, Zanzibar, Tanzania Meeting point is OLD FORT ENTRY DOOR Once you arrive, walk to the entry door and stand beside Guide will be waiting there with (Tanzanian flag) time between 9:00 am - 9:15 am See you:)
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Old Fort
    Mizingani Rd, Zanzibar, Tanzania
    Meeting point is OLD FORT ENTRY DOOR Once you arrive, walk to the entry door and stand beside Guide will be waiting there with (Tanzanian flag) time between 9:00 am - 9:15 am See you:)
    See address & details
  • 1
    The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe)
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
    Pass by
    Palace Museum (Beit al-Sahel)
    Freddie Mercury Museum
  • 3
    Darajani Bazaar
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Prison Island - Changuu Private Island
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    Stone Town
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.0
29 reviews
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Tirdad Z
Gothenburg, Sweden12 contributions
A really great day with our excellent guide Ally. He knew so much about the people, history and culture of Zanzibar and was very helpful with answering questions.
The tour was great and I would recommend to it everyone who wants to get a really good overview of Stonetown and Prison Island.
The lunch that was included, at a local restaurant, was really good too. Another thing about the tour that was great was that during the city tour, we had Ally just to ourselves and could customize parts of the tour.
All in all, a really great tour and would def recommend to it other people. Don’t forget to ask for Ally when booking!

Written 6 January 2020
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kakaobohne_dot
Vienna, Austria22 contributions
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 was nice, sadly we were in a bit of a hurry. Would have enjoyed a bit more time with the turtles. Prison island was cool to see but I would have wanted more information about the quarantine time etc. It was just a quick walk through.

After that we went on the boat again and for the tour through stone town. The tour was interesting and everybody got a bottle of water, much needed on this hot day. Sadly same here, it was not as much information provided as I wished there would be. Didn't see things from the inside like house of wonders, Freddy Mercury house just walked past them and for that price I found it quite expensive tour. We walked through the markets which was nice and had time to shop a bit. For lunch we went to a small restaurant and enjoyed our food there. Everybody hat a budget of 15 000 Tanzania Schilling to spend on food which was included, the rest if needed you had to pay for yourself but it was quite cheap so mostly no need for that I guess.

It was a nice little tour to see an overview of prison island and stonetown, but if you want to dig deeper maybe get a brochure in advance or look for a more complex tour. It was good, but I had wished for more details and information!
Written 13 February 2020
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jennifersB9076AU
Oxfordshire10 contributions
Stone town was a very interesting town to visit in view of the terrible slave trade which took place there. There is a lot of information on view as well as seeing what terrible conditions the slaves were kept in before being auctioned. A beautiful church now stands on the very site which is very fitting after such dreadful times.
Prison Island is worth the short sea trip but only to see the giant tortoises which you can feed and they are free to roam around. The actual prison is not much more than stone ruins but you can buy a cold drink there which is good. I must stress, you must be fit and able to climb into the boats which are used (old and falling to bits!). Also to disembark upon reaching Prison Island, very rickety landing stage. A couple of small sandy beaches are good if you fancy a dip but otherwise nothing else there.
Would I recommend this excursion...yes.
Written 12 February 2020
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Tom B
Hurghada, Egypt19 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!!
Written 22 October 2020
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michael
Bosnia and Herzegovina3 contributions
The guide was waiting for us at the pickup location. He was very informative and answered our many questions. Stone town and prison island had a lot of history and it's a must see tour if you want to understand the city. I really recommend booking this tour.
Written 20 July 2022
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Lady-Max B
Dubai, United Arab Emirates12 contributions
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 chased me away. The wares they have are beautiful. Not sure about the price tho as I didnt buy anything
Written 2 March 2020
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Tina P
Fife, UK22 contributions
We booked a day trip here, through our Hotel. The driver took us the Harbour in Stine town, where a lovely local guide took us on the small boat to Prison Island. He explained the full History of the island, and then we got to meet the giant Tortoises that live and breed on the island. After catching the boat back to Stone town we had lunch, and then a guided tour of the town, taking in the museum, the fortress, the churches and Freddie Mercury House, and the local market. It was a lovely day out, and the chance to experience the diverse culture of Zanzibar.
Written 14 November 2019
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Janelle Marc
Cape Town Central, South Africa12 contributions
We had a splendid day exploring the heart of Zanzibar, the history wowed us,amazing how this small island went through a lot.People are very friendly, smiles everywhere, delicious food, narrow roads and old architecture.Our guide was very helpful,patience and flexible.Highly recommend
Written 24 September 2019
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Amanda Kubheka
2 contributions
Amazing Tour that shows the rich history of Zanzibar. The market, the clothing and fabric, the people of Stonetown are absolutely amazing place to visit.
Written 6 November 2019
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Arman Jayson
Armenia24 contributions
I arrived by boat from Dar es salaam , Guide picked me up from ferry terminal and head to prison island, i loved it's history,giant tortoise and snorkel time, sadly we couldn't have lunch there.Stone town is magical, amazing history even after many colonization you can still feel the touch of the local culture.Well put together,great sites,great guide,great service.
Written 24 August 2019
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Amazing trip, highly recommend.
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Best way to have a chilled day
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magical anniversary
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Unreal
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Do not hesitate to book :)
Do not hesitate to book this for your family … our 3 year old, 14 year old and 15year old had an incredible morning
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Beautiful sunset
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Amazing wine
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Amazing Experience.
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Great walk with lots to see.
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Excellent tour of you want a relaxing day
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Free to swim with the turtles.
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best day with the turtles
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AMAZING EXPERIENCE
we had a really good experience swimming with the turtles, we were picked up on time, and the transfer went smoothl
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Very beautiful.
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Swim with turtles.
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