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Prison Island Mangapwani Coral Cave Historical Day Tour is a dhow cruise excursion to the beautiful beach of Prison Island located 5 km’s away from Stone town. Here we see the historical prison buildings, meet the giant tortoise in their sanctuary, snorkel in the colorful coral reefs nearby and enjoy the beautiful Indian Ocean.
Later we visit Mangapwani beach located Two hours by boat. Mangapwani (meaning ‘Arab shore’) is known for Mangapwani Slave Chamber (Slave Cave) originally built for storing slaves in the 1800’s.
We also enjoy lunch at the Serena Restaurant and Water sports Centre. Mangapwani beach is exceptionally beautiful at high tide, and a great place to swim or relax.
Prison Island Mangapwani Coral Cave Historical Day Tour Program
0800 Hours: We pick you up from your hotel/ Residence and transfer you to the Zanzibar Serena Inn reception. We get a briefing about our excursion for the day from our guide.
0945 Hours: Climb onboard the dhow, meet the crew and set sail. Leaving from Stone Town in the morning, sail on a dhow to Prison Island. The island gets its name from the prison built by the Sultan to condemn Zanzibar citizens to isolation. Prison Island also known as Changuu Island.
1015 Hours: Arrive at the Prison Island. Previously owned by an Arab to house his rebellious slaves, the prison was never used, and the island is now home to a tortoise sanctuary, prison ruins and a hotel.
If you’re feeling active, explore one of the hiking trails, visit the tortoise sanctuary or just sit on the beach and relax in the sun or snorkel in the crystal clear water.
1100 Hours: After snorkeling, you’ll sail down to Mangapwani, where your dhow will drop anchor on the coconut-fringed beach just in time for lunch. The journey from Prison Island will take approximately two hours.
1300 Hours: Arrive at Mangapwani beach. Lunch is served at the Serena Mangapwani Beach Club, a barbeque extravaganza of seafood, Swahili specialties and tropical fruit.
1600 Hours: There’s time to relax on the beach before exploring the Mangapwani slave caves. Built out of coral limestone these caves were used to store slaves until the monsoons began and the dhows came to take them away from their homeland.
After slavery was abolished, the cave was used for years to hide and smuggle slaves, an illicit trade that continued for many years. From here you’ll be driven back to the hotel in the afternoon.
Prison Island Mangapwani Coral Cave Historical Day Tour Prices
Prison Island Mangapwani Coral Cave Historical Day Tour Rates Includes:
Visit Prison Island by dhow + Professional English-speaking guides + All entry fees, service charge, and taxes + Boat trip to Prison Island and Mangapwani slave caves + Lunch is served at the Serena Mangapwani Beach Club & Pickup from your hotel in Zanzibar Stone Town and drop-off to your hotel
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* Guests should wear waterproof sandals for boarding the dhow, sunscreen, a towel, spare T-shirt for snorkeling
Prison Island Mangapwani Coral Cave Historical Day Tour Rates Do Not Include:
* Tips or gratuity
* Travelers Insurance
* Communication charges
* Minimum of 1 person required
* Visas, international airfares, and airport taxes; meals
* Sightseeing not included in the package; optional activities
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)