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Visit to Prison Island, known locally as Changuu, for a tour of this tropical wonderland. The island's most famous inhabitant, a 192-year-old tortoise, wanders the island and may be available for a photo session. After meeting some friendly reptiles, go for a swim or snorkel in the warm waters.
Prison Island

Three hours tour that involves 20 minutes dhow crossing from Stone town to the island. Prison Island's original use was as a prison and later it was taken over to be used as a quarantine station by the British Army.

It has some excellent coral formations just offshore providing a good opportunity for snorkeling. Another main attraction is the giant tortoises which are over 100 years old.

These tortoises are only found on this island. Not indigenous to continental Africa, the original tortoises were brought from Aldabra in Seychelles in an effort to extend the tortoise conservation efforts.

The adult tortoises of Prison Island are already producing the next generations, and the future's looking good for the continued survival of this ancient reptile.

Duration: 3 Hours

Starting time 9AM. Please let us know if you want to customize the timing of stone town tour according to your schedule.

Meeting point

Our representative will meet you at the hotel lobby at the arranged time.

Departs from

Mercury restaurant, Stone town, Zanzibar

Live tour guide

We offer this tour in English, French, Spanish, and Italian.

For any other nationalities please advise when sending your inquiry so we can make an arrangement for you


We are following the necessary safety measures as advised to all tour operators by WTTC for our clients’ comfort and ours as well. Face masks are required, please bring your own.

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