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Prison Island Tour

What makes our tours different?

We take pride in organizing experiences where day-to-day life and charm are captured along the way. We also ensure that we select partners who care about their local communities and environments.

Historical & Cultural Tours

Feel a turbulent history of Royals, conquerors and traders come alive; and the cultures which have shaped the Zanzibar of today.

Historical Stone Town walk

With a trained guide walk through the narrow, captivating alleyways and lanes of this UNESCO World Heritage site. Discover this unique cosmopolitan town with its unique fusion of culture witnessed through architecture, colour, and wood crafts. Lose yourself in your imagination of the turbulent, and often violent history; of Sultans, Princes, Princesses, conquerors and traders of slaves and spices. You’ll be walking in the secrets of one of the ancient world’s most important ports and strongholds.

Duration : 2-3 hours

Start time : 10:00 hrs & 14:00 hrs

Departure point : The Old Fort

No of pax : 1-5

Cost of 1 pax : 25 USD

Cost of 2 pax : 20 USD

Cost of 3-5 pax : 15 USD

Minimum age : 6 years

We recommend : comfortable walking shoes, clothing covering knees & shoulders & sun screen

Foodie Walk

With a trained Guide; discover & taste Zanzibar’s flavourful culture through food, visit renown local food spots and dive into divine mouth watering dishes. What are the origins of the tastiest and well known Zanzibar Mix? Or Ugali, and even dishes fit for royalty such as Biryani. See how spices are prepared and combined to give Zanzibar food its globally known flavours.

Duration : 2-3 hours

Start time : 10:00 hrs & 18:00 hrs

Departure point : House of Wonders

No of pax : 1-5

Cost of 1 pax : 30 USD

Cost of 2 pax : 25 USD

Cost of 3-5 pax : 20 USD

Minimum age : 12 years

We recommned : comfortable walking shoes, clothing covering knees & shoulders & sun screen

Princess Salme Tour

With a trained Guide; explore the town sites connected to the extraordinary Princess of Zanzibar and Oman through a guided promenade. Escorted by Said el-Gheithy, founder and curator of Princess Salme Museum. You will experience an authentic, revealing encounter with the spirit of Princess Salme bint Said, and her momentous residency in nineteenth century Stone town.

Duration : 2-3 hours

Start time : 10:00 hrs

Departure point : Princess Salme Museum/Emerson on Hurumzi

No of pax : 1-5

Cost of 1 pax : 50 USD

Cost of 2 pax : 40 USD

Cost of 3-5 pax : 40 USD

Minimum age : 12 years

We recommned : comfortable walking shoes, clothing covering knees & shoulders & sun screen

Nature & Adventure Tours

Explore Zanzibar and the islands, unlock their beauty for yourself, witness the best of tropical flora and fauna, on land and sea.

Jozani Forest (Red Colobus Monkeys) & Butterfly Center

With a trained guide; visit the Zanzibar Butterfly Center, a project that is supported by the WWF to save Zanzibar’s indigenous butterflies. Combine it with Jozani Forest, the last national forest on Unguja. home to the endangered Red Colobus Monkeys

Duration : 3-4 hours

Start time : 10:00 hrs

Departure point : House of Wonder

No of pax : 1-5

Cost of 1 pax : 60 USD

Cost of 2 pax : 45 USD

Cost of 3-5 pax : 40 USD

Minimum age : 6 years

We recommned : comfortable walking shoes & sun screen

Chumbe Island (with lunch)

Enjoy Zanzibar’s nature reserve for a day. Snorkel through Chumbe Island’s unique shallow water Coral Reef Sanctuary, join guided nature walks and gaze at historical monuments – lunch included

Duration : 6-7 hours

Start time : 09:00 hrs

Departure point : Mbweni/Protea Hotel

No of pax : 1-5

Cost of 1 pax : 120 USD

Cost of 2 pax : 105 USD

Cost of 3-5 pax : 100 USD

Minimum age : 12 years

We recommned : comfortable walking shoes & sun screen

Sun, Sand & Tortoises

Sail on a traditional boat visit the giant tortoises on Changuu (Prison) Island, and lounge on a sparkling white sandbank. Enjoy Stone Town’s world famous seafront,and soak up the rays.

Duration : 2-3 hours

Start time : 09:00 hrs

Departure point : Stone Town/Tembo Hotel

No of pax : 1-5

Cost of 1 pax : 50 USD

Cost of 2 pax : 40 USD

Cost of 3-5 pax : 30 USD

Minimum age : 6 years

We recommned : comfortable walking shoes & sun screen

Beauty & Spice Tours

Unlock the secrets of henna and spices in Swahili body adornment and make-up. Discover spices, their flavours and uses.

Murtala's Spice Farm

This grassroots tour is conducted by spice farmer Murtala. It is especially suited for customers who are seeking a low-key, authentic experience that directly benefits a local farmer family. We recommend you round it off with a lovely home-cooked lunch (pilau or spice rice, Zanzibar’s traditional festive dish, curried vegetables in creamed turmeric, katchumbari salad and bean falafel with coconut chutney).

Duration : 2-3 hours

Start time : 09:30 hrs

Departure point : House of Wonders

No of pax : 1-5

Cost of 1 pax : 50 USD

Cost of 2 pax : 40 USD

Cost of 3-5 pax : 35 USD

Minimum age : 12 years

We recommned : clothing covering knees & shoulders

Spice Blending

Do you love spices and would like to learn more about them? In this workshop, you will get a better understanding of their qualities and how they can be used for cooking, beauty and herbal medicine. You will hand-grind them in pestles and mortars, and invent your own favourite blend of the wonderfully warming spices from the Zanzibar archipelago.

Duration : 2-3 hours

Start time : 09:30 hrs

Departure point : House of Wonders

No of pax : 1-5

Cost of 1 pax : 50 USD

Cost of 2 pax : 40 USD

Cost of 3-5 pax : 35 USD

Minimum age : 10 years

We recommned : clothing covering knees & shoulders

Zanzibar Beauty Secrets

Let us introduce you to the art of traditional Zanzibari beauty treatments at our Mrembo Spa! Following time-honored recipes that have been passed down through many generations of Zanzibari women, we use fresh flowers, herbs and spices that are organically grown on our own plantation. We will produce our own coconut oil and make a coconut and spice scrub whilst listening to the history of henna as well as Taarab music.

Duration : 3 hours

Start time : 10:00 hrs & 14:00 hrs

Departure point : Mrembo Spa

No of pax : 1-5

Cost of 1 pax : 75 USD

Cost of 2 pax : 70 USD

Cost of 3-5 pax : 65 USD

Minimum age : 15 years

We recommned : clothing covering knees & shoulders

TRANSFERS

We offer private transfers to and from all hotels and interesting destinations across Zanzibar (Unguja island) . All transfers are conducted with fully serviced vehicles with A/C.

We use vehicles suited to 6 passengers with day bags or 5 persons if each has their full travel suitcases. Should there be an excess of baggage, we recommend requesting a luggage truck which is easily arranged.

Our drivers are professionally trained, exercising caution and safe driving at all times in fully insured vehicles with official operating permits.

Good to know: We are strong believers of ‘reducing pollution’ to create better environtments for ourselves and future generations. We therefore do not own any company vehicles, in order to reduce congestion and pollution. Instead we sub-hire our vehicles to reduce emissions whilst increasing employment opportunites to the local community.