Prison Island - Changuu Private Island (Stone Town)

Prison Island, which is also known as the Changuu Island is a unique island, which you can reach from Stone Town with a ride of around 30 minutes. This island got its name because this island was designed to have slaves back in the day. However, it was never used for the purpose. Instead, the island was used for quarantining during the pandemic that hit during 1919. You will be able to get a perfect experience by exploring this island. All you have to do is to go ahead with the prison island trip Zanzibar.

The prison island – Changuu private island was constructed back in the year 1893. You will be able to discover a dedicated foundation in this island. You can take part in numerous activities to do in the island, such as swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing, and tortoise watching. The decision you take to visit from Stone Town to Prison Island is not something that you will regret about.

To visit the Zanzibar stone town prison island, you will be picked up from the hotel and taken to the excursion point. Your first attraction in the stone town prison island tour will be exploring the Aldabra Giant Tortoise Sanctuary. You can discover old tortoise in this sanctuary. This is a great place available for witnessing indigenous tortoise. You can feed them and take pictures of them.

Then you will be able to continue to explore the Zanzibar stone town island, where you can take part in other activities, such as swimming and snorkeling. You will be able to visit the only restaurant in the island, Matthews, which offers perfect local cuisine. You can enjoy a perfect meal while taking fascinating views of the sea.

what to bring?

  • Pick-Up and Transfers
  • Boat and Guide
  • Snorkeling Gear
  • Entrance Fees

what’s included?

  • Sun Screen
  • Towel
  • Water and Drinks

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