Take a boat trip to this beautiful, small island just offshore from Stone Town. Formerly owned by the Arabs and British, it was once used as an old quarantine center for lepers and TB victims. Now it is more commonly known as the home of Zanzibar's Giant Aldabran Tortoise 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 and if you have time, you can do a spot of snorkeling (equipment hire not included). 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.
This tour is a great way to see some history and wildlife, and also to see Stone Town from the water as many old maritime legends would have done.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
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