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Zanzibar City: Prison Island and Stone Town Walking Tour

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Take a boat to Prison Island and feed the local tortoises and peacocks. Enjoy a walking tour of Stone Town and visit the Drajani local market, House of Wonder, and the Freddy Mercury House.


  • Learn the Swahili culture during the walking tour in Stone Town
  • Admire the beauty of the city and visit historical attractions
  • Discover the history of the tortoise population
  • Explore the prison that once housed rebellious slaves in the 1800s
  • Enjoy a beauiful boat ride to and from Zanzibar city


Ride by boat to Prison Island, famous for its population of Aldabra giant tortoises. Experience the turtles up close and spot the local peacocks. Move along to a walking tour of Stone Town and learn the Swahili culture and its important historical role in the slave trade. Begin with a beautiful boat ride to Prison Island, also known as Changuu Island. View the local wildlife and learn of the slave rebellion that occurred in the 1860s. Start the walking tour of Stone Town at Forodhani Park. Explore the area and visit important sites such as the House of Wonder, Old Fort, the house of Freddy Mercury, and end at the Darajani market before returning to the city.


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