Discover the Prison Island, also known as Changuu Island or Quarantine Island

Location West
Operating days NOT AVAILABLE
Duration 5 hours
Activity time 08:30 – 14:00
Transportation Individual transfer included
Remark Exact pickup time will be reconfirmed by your guide

This tour package includes:

  • Transportation from / to your place of residence/hotel.
  • All fees and taxes

A trip to Prison Island in a small wooden motorized boat is a must when visiting Zanzibar. Also known as Changuu Island, the island is around 800m long and 230m wide at its broadest point. It was formerly owned by an Arab and was used for the detention of recalcitrant slaves. Later it became a quarantine station for yellow fever epidemics. The jail that stands still was formerly built in 1893 and since then named the island as ‘Prison Island’. In 1919 the British governor of Seychelles gifted four Aldabra giant tortoises and today the sanctuary has become a major tourist lure giant tortoises, some over 100 years old. The beach is superb and the crystal clear sea excellent for swimming, snorkelling, fishing and diving; a perfect way to relax.

What is included:

  • Transportation from/to your place of residence.
  • All fees and taxes


  • To wear: comfortable shoes and clothing.
  • To bring: Sun cream, sun glass, swimsuit, spare clothes

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