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Prison Island Zanzibar day trip is a day tour to Prison Island (Changuu Island) located 20 minutes (3.5 miles/ 6 kms) away from Stone Town by boat and has spectacular coral reefs to enjoy while snorkeling.
On your way by boat to prison Island, you will have beautiful panoramic views of Stone Town. Prison Island (Changuu Island) has dark history. Once the island was used by Arab slave traders to detain slaves prior sending them to new owners in Middle East and Europe.
The Island gets its name from the prison built to condemn Zanzibar citizens to the isolation of the island, looking out at the coast. 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 hotel.
Today Prison Island is a nature reserve and home to the endangered Aldabra giant tortoises that are to be found nowhere else in East Africa.
The oldest turtle on the Prison Island is 150 years old. You may feed and touch the giant tortoises however riding them or sitting on them is not allowed.
Prison Island Zanzibar day trip is a half day excursion and includes visiting the historical prison buildings, meet the giant tortoise in their sanctuary, snorkel in the colorful coral reefs nearby and enjoy the beautiful Indian Ocean.
Prison Island Zanzibar Day Trip Highlights
* Duration: full day
* Go for a hike on Prison island’s great trails
* Experience the motorized boat transfer to Prison Island
* Relax in the sun on the island’s pristine sandy beaches
* Discover secluded and beautiful Prison Island, just a short trip from Stone Town
* Snorkel in the crystal clear waters and stay on the lookout for colorful tropical fish
* Lunch is available on the island and then you will have time on your own to explore
* While you are on this Island, you will be able to swim, snorkeling and take pictures with giant tortoises
* Soak up some of the tropical sun on the white sandy beach and enjoy this secluded spot before taking the boat back to Stone Town
Prison Island Zanzibar Day Trip Prices
Prison Island Zanzibar Day Trip Rates Includes
Professional English-speaking guides + All entry fees, service charges and taxes + Pickup from your hotel in Zanzibar Stone Town and drop-off to your hotel & Prison Island Zanzibar day trip; visit the historical prison buildings, meet the giant tortoise in their sanctuary, snorkel in the colorful coral reefs nearby and enjoy the beautiful Indian Ocean
|Dates From||Dates To||Price Per Person||Children Aged 8 to 12 Years|
|1st January 2023||31st December 2023||Request for rates||Request for rates|
* Please do not feed or touch the tortoises
* Bring along a hat and sunscreen, swimwear, towel and water-resistant shoes
* Thatched bandas are dotted along the waterfront, available for hire if you wish to stay for the night
Prison Island Zanzibar Day Trip 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)