Earning its name as a former prison for slaves and a quarantine station for “Yellow Fever patients”, nowadays the island gives you the chance to escape for some sight seeing and history of the unique island .
The island lies just off the Old Stone Town, it is also a home to Giant land Tortoises that were imported from Seychelles in the late 19th century. Now it is more commonly known as a home of Zanzibar’s Giant Aldabran Tortoises colony, some of which are over a hundred years old! This endangered species came to Zanzibar as a gift from the government of the Seychelles.
Once on the island, you have the opportunity to feed and pet the tortoises, if you have time you may also like to take a stroll through the forested interior where you will see a wide variety of birds, colorful peacocks, bats, and beautiful butterflies. Keep your eyes peeled too for the shy and elusive Duikers – an unusual tiny antelope species.
Near the island offer an opportunity for just refreshing snorkeling (not a typical snorkeling because most corals are dead) , and has a lovely white beach for sunbathing. This tour is a great way to see some history and wildlife, and also to see Stone Town from the sea as many old maritime legends would have done.
This is a half-day trip including a boat ride, entrance fees and conservation fees.
No of people: 1Pax 2Pax 3Pax 4Pax 5Pax ++
Price per person (US$): 85 55 45 40 35
Note: The above prices are from Stone town hotels for a half day trip, contact us for the prices from any beach hotel or if you want to make it a full day. This trip can be combined with Stone town tour to make a full day trip.