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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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 3 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The island is beautiful and the beach is very nice. But the prison is small and you don’t spend so much time there. I feel sorry for the the turtles since the area is to small for them all, some of the turtle is injured...More

Thank Rachel Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you can find a tour guide to take you and bring you back within a four hour time frame, do it! However, while we were promised 4-hours it took much longer! Also, pack snacks as the restaurant was closed. Because the trip took longer...More

Thank Shereen K
Reviewed 1 week ago

a short trip by the local wooden motor boat, funny skipper, the island has documented history, tortoise sanctuary, safe and nice swimming area. a good experience people must have.

Thank Nader R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heads up! If you tend to get sea sick - the sea can be a bit harsh out there. However, it is really cool to see and come so close to the turtles, some 120 years old. Other than that there is not much to...More

Thank O_Galinho
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice island with a dark disturbing history. the island has giant turtles that are more than a hundred years old. there is an interesting bar which used to be a prison cell for slaves shipped to the new world. the island also has...More

Thank Louai A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited here twice now- recommend going as early as possible (or maybe late afternoon) to avoid the crowds if you’re going during busy season. The tortoise are beautiful creatures and a fun visit. The prison is also a cool bit of history but...More

Thank Joy K
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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