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The Slave Route

Discover the sometimes difficult, always fascinating history of Zanzibar.

  • 96 hours
  • 881 US dollars
  • Zanzibar

Service Description

Prepare to journey back in time on this 3 night tour. Learn about the rich history of Zanzibar including its numerous rulers. Visit Prison Island, which was used for 'rebellious slaves' in the 1860s, acted as a quarantine from 1923 and now provides holiday accommodation, as well as providing a home for a group of magnificent giant tortoises. Then, travel to Mangapwani on the island of Unguja and visit the 'slave caves' which were used for holding slaves from 1840s to 1880s. Day 1: Pick up from Zanzibar airport or harbour and transfer to Stone Town hotel. Day 2: After breakfast, depart for Stone Town tour including the Anglican Cathedral, slave markets, Palace of the Sultans, Tip Tip’s House, the Old Arabic Fort, Forodhani Park and doors of Stone Town. Points of interest include henna art and the fruit and vegetable market. Lunch will be taken at Archipelago restaurant (excludes drinks) in Stone Town followed by a boat ride to Changuu aka Prison Island. Dinner at a local restaurant. Day 3: After breakfast, depart for Mangapwani. Visit the slave caves and chambers. Lunch will be taken at Mangapwani Serena restaurant which comprises of a series of traditional 'makuti bandas' set into the lush hillside overlooking an idyllic beach. At an additional cost, you can also enjoy fishing, snorkelling, kayaking or catamaran rides at the well-equipped watersports centre. Depart for Stone Town late in the afternoon. Dinner at a local restaurant. Day 4: After breakfast, depart for Zanzibar airport or harbour.

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