Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, Zanzibar City

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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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  • This is the only cheap attraction in zanzibar.,beautiful island ,wonderful view,experience and kind tour guide suleiman +255756983368 Huge tortoise. 
    This is the only cheap attraction in zanzibar.,beautiful island ,wonderful view,experience and kind tour guide suleiman +255756983368 Huge tortoise.  more »
  • This is terrible! Don't do it if you have choice. The price to get there is high and there is nothing to see. Place is totaly run down. Mols is closed, very poor condition. 
    This is terrible! Don't do it if you have choice. The price to get there is high and there is nothing to see. Place is totaly run down. Mols is closed, very poor condition.  more »
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  • Besides the turtles there is nothing else there worth visit.
  • It is like being back in time

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