Prison Island and Nakupenda Sandbank 1 Day Tour
Prison Island and Nakupenda Sandbank 1-Day Tour is a unique opportunity to explore two of Zanzibar’s most popular attractions in one day. These are Prison Island – also Known As Changuu Island or Quarantine Island and Nakupenda Beach – Nakupenda means “I Love You”. The tour begins at 0800 hours with a pickup from your hotel in Stone Town followed by a 30-minute traditional dhow boat ride to Prison Island. Prison Island has a beautiful beach, clean water, and fascinating history as a yellow fever quarantine station. Prison Island highlights include learning about the island’s history, seeing the giant tortoises that inhabit the island and enjoy some swimming and snorkeling in the clear blue water and white sands of Prison Island.
After visiting Prison Island, you will continue by boat to Nakupenda Beach, a stunning sandbank that emerges from the ocean at low tide. You will have a delicious lunch on the sandbank, with a choice of seafood including grilled shrimp, squid, octopus, lobster, and langoustine – depending on the daily catch. There is also food for vegetarians as well. You will also have time to relax on the white sand, swim in the turquoise water, or snorkel among the colorful coral reefs and fish. You can also join some fun activities like beach volleyball, soccer, or frisbee.
The tour includes all the equipment you need for swimming and snorkeling, such as masks, fins, and life jackets. You will also be provided with towels and sunscreens. The tour is private and customizable, so you can spend as much time as you want at each location. The tour ends around 1500 hours when you will return to Stone Town. You will then be dropped off at your hotel or accommodation in Zanzibar. This tour is a perfect way to experience the beauty and culture of Zanzibar in one day.
Prison Island and Nakupenda Sandbank 1-Day Tour Highlights!
* Local wooden boat
* Get some History about Prison Island
* Feeding the Giant Tortoises at Prison Island
* Get to see other species found at Prison Island
* Seafoods BBQ Lunch; Octopus, Lobsters, Squids, Prawns, etc
* Tropical Fruits; Mangoes, Bananas, Pineapple, Watermelon, etc
Prison Island and Nakupenda Sandbank 1-day tour offers a diverse range of activities and experiences that showcase the natural beauty and historical significance of Zanzibar. Starting with Prison Island, this guided tour takes you on a journey through its captivating past.
You’ll learn about its origins as a prison that was never used, and instead, encounter the island’s main attraction: the giant Aldabra tortoises. These magnificent creatures, some over a century old, greet visitors with their gentle nature and offer an opportunity to interact with and feed them. The island’s pristine beaches beckon for relaxation, sunbathing, and swimming in crystal-clear waters. Snorkeling allows you to explore the colorful underwater world and discover the vibrant marine life.
Moving on to Nakupenda Sandbank, a scenic boat ride takes you to this untouched paradise in the Indian Ocean. As the sandbank emerges during low tide, you’ll be enchanted by the sight of a secluded stretch of white sandy beach surrounded by turquoise waters. The sandbank offers a serene atmosphere, perfect for unwinding, sun-soaking, and taking in stunning surroundings.
Dive into the inviting waters for a refreshing swim or grab snorkeling gear to witness the vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine creatures. Some tours even provide a delectable seafood lunch on the sandbank, allowing you to savor the flavors while embracing the tranquil ambiance.
The Prison Island and Nakupenda Sandbank 1-Day Tour provide a well-rounded experience, combining historical exploration, encounters with giant tortoises, beach relaxation, and underwater adventures. It’s a day filled with awe-inspiring landscapes, close interactions with wildlife, and the chance to create lasting memories amidst the natural wonders of Zanzibar.
Prison Island and Nakupenda Sandbank 1 Day Tour Rates
Prison Island and Nakupenda Sandbank 1-Day Tour Rates Include
Private Pickup/ Drop-off transportation from your hotel in Stone Town + VAT (18% charged by the government) + Freshly-prepared delicious seafood Lunch (Seafood Barbecue, Chicken, Lobsters, Tuna fish, Calamari, Octopus, Shrimps, etc. or Vegetarian options) + Different seasonal fruits available (Watermelon, Pineapple, Bananas, Mangoes, Coconut, etc.) on the Island + snorkeling gear & swimming equipment (life jacket, mask & flippers) + Friendly and Professional English Speaking tour guide + comfortable wooden dhow boat + Snacks, Soft Drinks (Bottles of water, Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Novida, etc.) and Prison Island entrance fee.
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* Free: Age below 2 years
* Adult: Age 8 years and above
* Children: Age between 2 and 7 years
Pickup and Drop-off in Zanzibar Island
Stone Town: This includes all hotels/ Accommodations located in Stone Town
Nungwi/ Kendwa: This includes all hotels/ Accommodations located in Nungwi/ Kendwa
South of Zanzibar: This includes all hotels/ Accommodations located in the South of Zanzibar; Makunduchi, Kizimkazi, etc
Southeast Coast: This includes all hotels/ Accommodations located in the Southeast; Michamvi, Bwejuu, Paje, Jambiani, etc
Northeast Coast: This includes all hotels/ Accommodations located in the Northeast; Matemwe, Kiwengwa, Pongwe, Uroa, etc
Other Areas: This includes all hotels/ Accommodations in Zanzibar
Prison Island and Nakupenda Sandbank 1-Day Tour Rates Exclude:
* Alcoholic drinks
* Souvenirs & gifts
* Personal Expenses
* Medical Insurance Gratitudes for Tour Guides or Driver
* Pickup and Dropoff at beach hotels. Kindly contact us for arrangement
* What to bring with you: swimming suit & towel, sunscreen/block cream and sunglasses
FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)
1. Can I pay by Card?
Yes. You can pay by card via our DPO transaction link. But if you are trying to pay, please make sure you are not using a VPN – your card will likely be declined if can’t determine your location as a fraud precaution.
2. Do I really have to pre-book?
Yes! Our online booking closes at 9 pm the night before a tour. If it is a last-minute plan for that day you are welcome to phone us (+254-721-242-711) in the morning to see if we have availability that day.
3. Can I combine it with other Tours?
This tour normally ends around 1600 hours. If you would like to go somewhere after the tour, then we would recommend you the Stone Town tour.
4. Where do I start booking the tour?
You can contact us via our Whatsapp number (+254-721-242-711) or the tour booking form on the website.
5. What are the main activities in this tour?
Prison Island highlights include learning about the island’s history, seeing the giant tortoises that inhabit the island, and enjoying some swimming and snorkeling in the clear blue water and white sands of Prison Island.
At Nakupenda Beach You will have a delicious lunch on the sandbank, with a choice of seafood including grilled shrimp, squid, octopus, lobster, and langoustine – depending on the daily catch. There is also food for vegetarians as well.
You will also have time to relax on the white sand, swim in the turquoise water, or snorkel among the colorful coral reefs and fish. You can also join some fun activities like beach volleyball, soccer, or frisbee.
6. Do you provide transport from my Hotel?
Yes, we do provide transport from and back to any Hotel in Zanzibar.
7. How much is Prison Island with Nakupenda Sandbank?
Prices per person for the Prison Island & Nakupenda Sandbank Day Tour are based on the number of people, whether private or sharing. Actually, the higher the number of people the less the price per person.
8. What to bring for Prison Island & Nakupends Sandbank tour?
What to bring with you: a swimming suit & towel, sunscreen/block cream and sunglasses.
9. How long is the combined Prison Island with Nakupenda Sandbank?
The tour begins at 0800 hours and ends at 1500 hours for a duration of 7 hours.
10. What is the best time to do Prison Island & Nakupenda Sandbank?
You can do the tour on any day of the week. Just check the weather for a specific day since windy days are not good for snorkeling.