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Prison Island - Changuu Private Island

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Off the Coast From Stone Town | Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 3395, Tanzania
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Off the Coast From Stone Town | Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 3395, Tanzania
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Reviewed today via mobile

Getting there was an adventure in itself. The rich history was there to see. First wildlife we saw in Zanzibar: peacocks, dik dik, and of course the giant tortoise, the oldest of which is 192 years old! Then there was the sparkling white beach and...More

Thank Mutindi S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The trip to the island was in an small wooden boat. Which was a challenge because the sea was quite rough. We had a great captain so the trip of 30 minutes went perfect. Prison Island is an small island with really impressive turtles. I...More

Thank Jeroen H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

so the whole group love it .. the kids were a bit scared of the giant tortoise.. We loved them and the idea behind the whole sancuary for the tortoise .. the fee was not much .. especially for the locals . the beach was...More

Thank fromAfrica75
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a nice couple of hours on Prison Island. That time was more than enough. It was arranged by our travel agency, but we could just as well have taken a boat out ourselves. It can be quite wavey, especially in the afternoon. Our...More

Thank Nattalie H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Tranquil..you can swim..see and feed the huge tortoises. Have a drink and just chill. We took a boat over with Zanzibar classic safaris in stone town for $14 for 3.5hrs in total, which was just enough time to see, swim and smile.

Thank Michelle792013
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to Prison Island as part of a longer day trip which included a number of other activities. The prison itself wasn't very impressive and was a quite 'unkept'. It was cool to see and feed the giant tortoises but this enclosure too was...More

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went Jan 2018 Lots of different pricing on going on a half day tour to island, best price is if you go the tourist office in stone town and can book for $20USD with entrance price included It took us about 1/2 hour to get...More

2  Thank melbHeather
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A short boat ride away is what I thought would be an old prison or fortress but I quickly discovered that was not the case. I was delighted to see Arabic style tiling with wild peacocks running around and hundreds of 100+ year old giant...More

Thank michaelcoppage
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved walking around the giant tortoises. There are loads of them, huge and small. We spent an hour on the beach before heading back to Stone Town and I would suggest including it to ones half day-trip. The beach is not very big but...More

Thank Reetta M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and a group of friends visited prison island, I had rad some reviews before travelling so I was aware of the attraction. It was a pleasant ride out from the Stone town harbour on a small fishing boat, just be mindful that the water...More

Thank Buckley1234
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26 September 2016|
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Response from Anjali Virendra D | Reviewed this property |
Hi you can walk towards the jetty you have plenty of boats look out for Ali from "Blue wave". You can pay much lesser
2 October 2015|
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Response from MrCrabsJ | Reviewed this property |
Talk a little bit with your hotelstuff. I'm sure there aere enough gys who know an independent guide who will give you a really good price. For example we made a tour including spice farm, big market in stone town, slave... More