BinAboud Tours and Travel
M/kwerekwe, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Mon - Sunday : 02.00 AM - 05.00 PM
(+255)767 945 172

Spice Firm Tour

Spice Firm Tour | A prison built in 1892.It was never actually used as a prison and currently an attraction for tourists as it is known as a famous place for the giant tortoise. After 30min boat ride with beautiful view of stone town one also gets to see the other three island thus grave island, Snake island and Bawe island, guest will meet the contemporary inhabitants of the island and the giant tortoises which were banned from the stone town which are more than 200years. Island was used as a penitentiary for rebel slaves by the sultans from the 1860s until the end of the slave trade. After which the British began building a prison on the island under the guidance of First Governor, Lloyd Matthews. This was completed in 1894. However, the ‘prison’ was only ever used as a quarantine Centre for possible yellow-fever victims. There you will be able to see the giant tortoises that were imported from Seychelles in the 19th century. Also, beautiful marine creatures, coral reef and it also best site for doing snorkeling. Once on the island, you have the opportunity to feed and pet the tortoises, some of which are over a hundred years old. If you have time you may also like take a stroll through the forested interior where you will see a wide variety of birds, colorful peacocks, bats and beautiful butterflies.