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Prison Island - Changuu Private Island

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Address: Off the Coast From Stone Town, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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US$360.00*
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Full-Day Zanzibar Island Tour from Dar Es Salaam
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Nice little boat ride out to the island, water was very choppy the day we went. The water is beautiful when you get out to the island so if you have time, it would be great to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
brooks1098
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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The beach is soo clean and so attractive.very calm place to be. We enjoyed the snap part as the view is spectacular. Tortoise visit and thei history oohhh amazing

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice little boat ride out to the island, water was very choppy the day we went. The water is beautiful when you get out to the island so if you have time, it would be great to swim. It was interesting see the turtles, so many ages and sizes.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a very good way to spend half a day. The turtoises are amazing, and you definetly have to try snorkeling.

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Thank AndrewAlx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Prison island was a great experience. Little island with clear blue water and so many huge turtles with there little babies. Would be happy to comeback there again.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An island not too far from stone town. Quiet cheap to take a boat and visit this place to see the giant tortoise and also activities like snorkeling. The view is awesome and the ocean is calm and clear!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very small and beautiful island! You can get there by boat only and then reach the stairs coming up from the water and go to see what they have to offer. And they have a lot! Cosy and sunny relax place, nice restaurant, hotel,a amazing views and turtles! 1m length and very big. Lots of 😃when visiting Zanzibar, its must-see... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A 10 minute boat trip from stone city. The only thing that you see is giant turtles and Peackock. 15$ per person but not recommended.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Only a short boat ride from Stone Town (be prepared to wade through the surf to board the boat), this island, despite its name, was actually used as a quarantine station for travellers.It now hosts a sanctuary for the giant Aldabra tortoises, some of which are exceedingly old. The boat trip, which was very enjoyable, was USD 20 for the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed visiting here a lot. Beaches were incredible and I loved the huge old tortoises. Great experience!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked the trip for two of us, all-inclusive (boat ride, entry and snorkeling gear) private tour through the unofficial tourist Centre at the old fort, for $25usd. What we experienced was the following: we were met by the tour operator who tried to sweet talk us into sharing our ride with another couple. Since we prefer to move on... More 

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