Prison Island Zanzibar
Prison Island, also recognized as Changuu Island, is one of the nearby islands from Stone Town,A short boat journey takes 20-30 minutes from Stone town to the Prison Island. The once unoccupied island was sold in the 1860s to slave merchant by the first Sultan of Zanzibar Majid bin Zaid. in 1893 it was sold to British General who considered to build prison in the island, however it has been never used as prison instead was used as hospital and quarantine area.
In 1919 The British Governor of Seychelles sent four aidabra giant tortoises to Changuu as a gift, by 1950s the tortoise population in Changuu rose over 200, today tourist visit in groups for snorkeling and watching tortoises and peacocks.
The sparkling clear waters and abundant reefs around the islet provide a perfect snorkeling opportunity to see colorful tropical fish and beautiful corals. A short boat journey takes 20-30 minutes from Stone town to the Prison Island. Its our pleasure to organise Prison Island trip for you.
Price per person
1 person $30
2 -4 persons $25