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Zanzibar: Stone Town, Spice Tour and Prison Island Day Tour

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Explore the historic city of Stone Town and learn why Zanzibar is known as Spice Island on a guided tour. Then, embark on a boat ride to Prison Island to encounter its large land tortoises.


  • Indulge your senses in an array of aromas as you walk through a spice farm
  • See Stone Town's landmarks like the Palace Museum, Sultan’s Palace, and Old Fort
  • Admire colonial buildings and exquisitely carved Zanzibari hardwood doorways
  • Meet Aldabra tortoises, one of the world's largest tortoises, on Prison Island
  • Gain cultural and historical insight into a former era of trade and exploration


Take a walking tour of Stone Town, visit an organic spice farm, and explore the historic Prison Island all in one day on a full-day, guided tour of Zanzibar. Meander through a labyrinth of chaotic alleyways between towering limestone houses, and interact with Aldabra tortoises. Start your day with a walking tour of Stone Town, the oldest part of Zanzibar City. Relive the grander age of this port city as you stroll through the twisting streets and look at former palaces, Sultan’s Palace, and Arab mansions. Get an insight into the tragic history of slave trading. After your walking tour, drive to the plantation and learn why Zanzibar is known as “Spice Island”. Smell, touch, and even taste some of the crops grown on this Island and find out what the spices were originally used for. Finally, take a boat ride offshore to Prison Island, home to large land tortoises that were imported from Seychelles. Get to touch and feed these creatures living in a sanctuary. Also, learn about the island’s historic use as a prison for rebellious slaves in the 1860s.


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