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Stone town and prison Island tour
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Stone town and prison Island tour

By Kiyzo Travel
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Ages 0-99, max of 10 per group
Duration: 5h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, French
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  • Guide
  • Private boat fees
  • Entry/Admission - Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Prison Island - Changuu Private Island


Start:
  • 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:)
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Pushchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 140215P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 140215P1

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    Itinerary
    • 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:)
    • 1
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      Pass by
      People's Palace Museum
      Freddie Mercury Museum
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    • 5
    About the operator
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    • Kiyzo Travel
      75
      Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
      Joined in April 2019
    • 963kakik
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The breathtaking views of the open sea
      we recently had the most incredible experience with this company, we got a boat at it was Definity worth it, it exceeded all our expectations! from start to finish, the service provided by kiyzo was impeccable. the booking process was seamless, and the staff was extremely helpful and accommodating. The boat itself was in pristine condition well maintained and equipped with all the amenities we needed for a comfortable ride. the crew were not only experienced and knowledgeable, but they were also very attentive and took good photos as well as answering all out ongoing questions, making us feel safe and well take care of throughout the trip. thank you so much for a wonderful experience. wish we could give you a 10 star
      Written 19 May 2024
    • A8812KTjasont
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      good tour with good value
      what a coincidence we booked all our tours with them, after the first one, we decently knew we would continue with this company and we are happy that we did . prison island is a beautiful place, we got to feed the tortoise, very old creatures over 250 years old. never in my life had i seen such large tortoises . this day was a mix of emotions, followed by the history of prison island, we got there and our captain / guide was waiting for us and he took us on the boat, come with sandals because your shoes may get wet. definitely recommend this day tour, and we will definitely return back to Africa , especially Zanzibar. hakuna matata
      Written 12 October 2023
    • A8812KTjasont
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Tasty Wine
      who knows that Tanzania had wine to begin with, we saw this tour online and decided to go with it, they had several different types of wines which we got to taste, my personal favorite was the Dompo sweet Red Wine. never tasted anything like it. overall it was a fun day drinking and laughing, and loved all the stories our guide had to share with us. we will definitely return
      Written 12 October 2023
    • A8812KTjasont
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      One of the best trips
      through many travels i've been around the world i was skeptical about booking, but we decided to go and ahead and book it, it was the best option we did. we were a group of 3 people ,and the captain was really nice, and he answered all our questions, we wanted to see some dolphins, and he tried to locate them for us, but sadly they were not there . but it was still a beautiful day out, really recommend this tour and beautiful Zanzibar
      Written 12 October 2023
    • Wotserface
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Please don't swim with them.
      Go and look, but please don't swim. Sunscreen, dirty bodies, urine, yes people especially kids pee in water, chlorine covered swim costumes, hair products etc contaminate the water. It's like us risking our health by swimming in a dirty river - but they have zero choice.
      Written 20 August 2023
    • Sherpa26051886245
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Swim with turtles
      The place is small, the guide are very nice. You can feed the turtles and swim with them. The cost is 10$ or 20000 shiling
      Written 15 October 2022
    • rebeccapC360LP
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing trip, highly recommend.
      This was an amazing experience, feeding the turtles and then being able to swim with them. My children and I will remember this forever. It wasn’t too crowded and the turtles seemed to have plenty of room, they came to us to be fed.
      Written 13 August 2022
    • Fearless32743755957
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best way to have a chilled day
      Best way to spend a day out relaxing with your partner. We decided to rent this boat so we can escape the city life to the sea, we had enough time to spend on the ocean, swimming we had brought some lunch with us and drinks. The captain was really nice, and I could've sworn we saw some dolphins . Really beautiful day. Definitely worth it. Recommended
      Written 23 July 2022
    • Road03449161327
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      magical anniversary
      great service, it was our anniversary, and we wanted to have something different, we decided to rent the boat for a sunset cruise. we rented their catamaran and it was an experience out of this world. the complimentary wine was really tasty. this trip was really worth it, we got to renew our vows, it was magical. thank you kiyzo for making our anniversary a unique experience
      Written 22 July 2022
    • 173candacew
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Unreal
      This absolutely made my hol. Walk-in is a viable and cheaper option by the way. Turtles were amazing to be with and you get so much time which is nice. Phenomenal photo opp
      Written 14 July 2022
    • JemmMacleod
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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! We decided with the advice of the company to go at low tide to the lagoon (where it would be quiet for our little 3 year old to experience without being too overwhelmed) perfect time to visit! Our tour guide was Fabulous and was super informative about the lagoon and also put our childrens minds at ease about any dangers in the lagoon water which we really appreciated thankyou! …. The Turtles were super sweet and gently playful, we fed them and stroked them and swam with them for over 45 mins in there beautiful natural lagoon! Incredible pictures were taken and memories our children will treasure for a lifetime! Thankyou guys!! Xxx
      Written 14 July 2022
    • 277harrietc
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful sunset
      It was a really nice sunset cruise with dinner. The lady served us really tasty zanzibarian mix of meals and drinks. The atmosphere was really good and we had a great time. We really recommend this experience.
      Written 18 June 2022
    • 277harrietc
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing wine
      At first we didnt know that tanzania produced wine. So decided to go for this and it was worth it. We got to taste different types of local wine. Sweet, dry and some rose wine. It was all perfectly presented and our guide waz very friendly. We couldnt have ask for more . Great day.
      Written 18 June 2022
    • ntokozo m
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing Experience.
      What an amazing experience, from the hotel pick up, the vehicle was air conditioned, the driver gave us cold bottled water to help with the heat. He was so patient with us when we were swimming with the turtles, he let us enjoy at our own leisure until we were satisfied. The experience of swimming with the turtles is a unique one and the guys at the place are very friendly, they try to put you at ease if you are scared.
      Written 16 June 2022
    • karen d
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great walk with lots to see.
      A walk through a dense forest to see the monkeys and squirrels. Also, walking through the Mangrove trees on an elevated walkway gave us the opportunity to see a different eco system.
      Written 7 June 2022
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    Amy D
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Friends
    We went to Prison Island first. We got to feed the tortoise and we were told the history of the island. Snorkelling equipment is not provided, so we just paddled in the Indian Ocean. Then we sailed back to Stone Town. Our guide was very informative! We visited the Old Fort, Spice Market, Freddie Mercury House, the Slave Market and much more. A very enjoyable and informative tour of Stone Town and Prison Island!
    Written 1 October 2023
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    Ellen M
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023 • Friends
    Prison island is worth visiting for the giant tortoises, and you learn a lot of interesting history in the tour of stonetown. If you want to snorkel you need to bring your own snorkeling gear.
    Written 1 October 2023
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    kimberley Q
    Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Solo
    It was amazing. The guide Amour knows so many things, you can tell he enjoys his job and will make sure you have a good experience.
    Written 17 August 2023
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    Ladytravel
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2022 • Family
    Highly recommend tour- Ridha has excellent customer service we had a fatalistic day out.
    Ridha was knowledgeable in the history of Stone town and Prison island. He made sure that we had enough time to explore but as so time for compassionate when it was needed. The history of this tour, requires a guide who has passion and empathy of their guests and Ridha understand that.
    The boat ride, to the Prison Island was relaxing. Saw fisher man fishing in boat that looked to tiny in the see - fishing the old traditional ways and some fishermen were fishing close to the snake island(this island is inhabited by snakes).
    We had the opportunities to see the Sandbank island- this island is underwater and only visible when the tide goes down.
    In Prison island we got to see the oldest tortoise aged 148 and had an opportunity to feed her breakfast. We saw tortoise from the size of my hand to large tortoise (mainly male).
    We has the opportunity to see the entrance that was meant to be used to bring in Slave, this was disheartening to see.
    Stone town tour was packed with exciting historical sites from seeing the oldest buildings- we have an opportunity to see dinner with incredible see view, we went to Freddie Mercury house he was born, walked the cobbled streets of stone town. Visited the markets ( fruits/spices etc).
    The old fort was impressive, the magic house (the first house in the world to have electricity, phone, stairs and elevator. One can only marvel at the genius of the people who were ahead of their time in terms of design.
    Lots of other sites, we enjoyed
    Written 15 September 2022
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    michael
    Bosnia and Herzegovina3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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    Paula M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2021
    Loved the flexibility of this tour, we were able to switch tour language and pick up times, we also customized the itinerary to visit only the sites we were interested to see in Stone town, the guide was very helpful and patience.
    Written 30 October 2021
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    Tom B
    Hurghada, Egypt47 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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    Jacky Travis
    Cape Town Central, South Africa3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020 • Family
    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
    Written 13 March 2020
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    arvin
    Bengaluru, India1 contribution
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 .
    Written 2 March 2020
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    Lady-Max B
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates27 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020
    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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