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Zanzibar Prison Island tour

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Overview


Prison Island tourThis is an excellent half day activity that includes a beautiful 20-minute boat ride offshore to Prison Islandwhich was a quarantine centre.On the island, you will be introduced to the giant tortoises, the oldest of which is 192 years.

Highlights


  • Prison Island
  • Historical Ruins
  • Seeing Giant tortoise
Zanzibar Prison Island tour

Description


Zanzibar Prison Island tour

Prison Island or Changuu Island is the middle island of the three visible from the Stone Town. It takes approximately 20 -30 minutes to get there by boat. The prison which was never used on this island was built in 1893, but was later used as a Quarantine Hospital.

Apart from the Prison ruins you will also see the enormous giant tortoises which are the main attraction of the island. The tortoises were brought on the island from Seychelles by Sultan Said Majid in the 1820’s. On this little paradise one can also swim, snorkel, sunbathe or just relax on the beach and enjoy the peacefulness that this small beautiful island has to offer

What's included


  • Inclusions:
  • Pickup from your hotel in stone town
  • VAT (18% charged by the Government)
  • friendly and Experienced Professional Tour guide
  • Entrances Fees
  • Comfortable Wooden boat
  • Exclusions:
  • Pickup and drop off from beach hotels - please contact us for arrangement
  • Medical Insurance
  • Gratuities for Tour Guide or Driver
  • Personal Expenses

Itinerary


  1. Visited Places:
  2. Changu Island
  3. Historical Ruins of Raipur

You'll start this memorable day with a good-half-an-hour boat trip from Stone town waterfront to Prison Island, also known as Changuu island or Quarantine island, located in the Zanzibar Archipelago.

Apart from the Prison ruins you will also see the enormous giant tortoises which are the main attraction of the island. you will admire, pet, and even feed these magnificent, ancient, peaceful creatures . The tortoises were brought on the island from Seychelles by Sultan Said Majid in the 1820’s. On this little paradise one can also swim, snorkel, sunbathe or just relax on the beach and enjoy the peacefulness that this small beautiful island has to offer

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