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3 hours guided Tour
Availability : January - December

Prison Island Tour

Price Includes/Excludes


Prison Island Tour in Zanzibar is a 3 hours private guided tour which consists of visiting giant tortoises, swimming, and discovering of the ancient history the slavery time in Zanzibar.

Prison Island is also known as Changuu island, the name “prison island” came after this special island being utilized by certain Sultans of Zanzibar to keep the adamant slaves. Changuu Island is found around 25 to 30 minutes boat ride with a mechanized framework from Stone town.

Meanwhile, the Island was purchased from the Arabs and a genuine prison was constructed when Zanzibar turned into a British protectorate.

Subsequently, the prison was never utilized until the structure was built completely and has now been transformed into a delightful resort. In 1919, four huge Aldabra turtles were presented on the island as a blessing from a British Governor in Seychelles.

However, Zanzibar was a significant trading center point for numerous things with slaves included. The slave trade was severe, with a huge number of individuals being trafficked through Bagamoyo on the mainland to be sold in Zanzibar.
You can combine Prison Island tour with Nakupenda Beach Tour (Sandbank picnic) or Stone Town Tour.


  • 3 hours guided tour
  • Do not forget to come with swim costumes, sandals, towels, sunscreen
  • It’s a 25 minutes boat ride

Offered Daily, from 9:30-12:30, or 13:30-16:30 our guide will meet with you at the front of Stone Town. And you will begin the trip by hoping on a boat and Sail to the Island this will take around 25 – 30 minutes.

When you arrive to the Island you will find a conservation area dedicated to the endangered Aldabra Tortoises , some tortoises are nearly a 180 years old.

After admiring our large reptile friends, we will take a tour to the historical prison which once used to house rebellious slaves and was later used as a quarantine site sheltering the main island from epidemics like yellow fever.

The Prison Island features a wonderful archipelago which makes have the option to swim around. Likewise, there exists pleasant and turquoise water that create the genuine nature of heaven. Undoubtedly, it is protected for all ages and with its white sandy beach, many appreciate how beach-walk is dazzling here.
Why not go for a swim in the crystal clear waters that surround the island and relax on the white sands.

We will then the sail back and you will left off where the guide met you.

Price Includes

The price to be paid for Prison Island tour covers;

  • Boat fee
  • Guiding fee
  • Entrance fee
  • Trained, friendly and professional guide
  • All government Fee & taxes

Price Excludes

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off can be organized as per your request.
  • Additional Costs will apply respectively