Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, Stone Town

A small, once private island drifting in the deep blue waters of the Indian Ocean, Prison Island - Changuu Private Island has a long and intriguing history. Used in the late 19th century as a slave prison and then a quarantine zone for yellow fever, today the island caters to tourism with several recently developed guesthouses looking out over its pristine northwest beaches. Arrive by boat and discover this small but characterful spot, home to a group of endangered Aldabra giant tortoises--some of whom have taken up residence in the old abandoned prison. A restaurant on the island provides welcome refreshment. Arrange to visit Prison Island - Changuu Private Island and other attractions in Zanzibar City using our Zanzibar City tour itinerary planner.
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  • When I visited, it was partly raining/cloudy, which preclude from snorkeling. The giant turtles were an interesting part but that's pretty much all.  more »
  • Nice destination for clear view and clean beach. Not much things to do there and there wasn’t even a place to sit and enjoy a good meal and good view. You will find one of the biggest turtles and...  more »
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  • Spectacular Island. One can expect to see Star Fish and large and old tortoises. The history of the island is also quite interesting. Picture perfect place with excellent views. I would like to go back here and have lunch at the prison restaurant
  • It is relaxing
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