1Day 1 Night
Tour Type
Vacation Tour
Group Size
10 People
Tour Guide
2 People
Zanzibar Excursions

Prison Island Tour in Zanzibar

In the past, Prison Island was used by some of the Sultans of Zanzibar to hold stubborn slaves. When Zanzibar became a British protectorate, a real prison was built on the island. However, the prison was never used until the building was completed, and it has since been transformed into a beautiful resort.

During your visit to Prison Island, you’ll have the opportunity to see the giant Aldabra turtles that were introduced to the island as a gift from a British Governor in Seychelles in 1919. These turtles are one of the main attractions on the island and are a must-see for animal lovers.

It’s important to note that Zanzibar was a major trading center for many things, including slaves. The slave trade was a dark part of Zanzibar’s history, with countless people being trafficked through Bagamoyo on the mainland to be sold in Zanzibar. Visiting Prison Island can be a sobering reminder of this history and a chance to learn more about the island’s past.

Overall, a prison island tour in Zanzibar is a unique and educational experience that should not be missed. Book your tour today and discover the rich history and natural beauty of this incredible island!

“The picturesque courtyard of the Prison complex found on Prision Island just off the coast of Zanzibar, Tanzania.”
Destination Prison Island Zanzibar
Depature Yes Required
Departure Time
Return Time
  • Specilaized Bilingual Guide
  • Private Transport
  • Entrance Fees
  • Box Lunch,Water,Dinner and Snacks
  • Additional Services
  • Insurance
  • Drink
  • Tickets


Prison Island, otherwise called Changuu Island was left immaculate until it was occupied by the Arabs in the 1860s. The island was utilized as an impermanent haven for slaves who were viewed as defiant or with attributes to lead revolts. The slaves were kept there prior to being sold abroad. The Island was likewise utilized to quarantine the individuals who became ill during yellow fever pandemics.
The Prison Island features a wonderful archipelago which makes have the option to swim around. Likewise, there exist pleasant and turquoise waters 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.
Prison Island houses giant tortoises in which the majority of these creatures are 70 to more than 100 hundred years.  Notably, before you will have brilliant swimming, and the superb swimming, tourists can take essential pictures with the monster turtles. Ultimately, our prepared guide will be there to clarify how they are that excited about specific plants and what general they loathe.



1 Review

  • wahiafricatours_zb443x
    March 1, 2023 at 10:30 am

    amazing tour

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