Prison island tour in Zanzibar is a half-day tour, Prison Island is otherwise called Changuu island, the name "prison island" came after this special island being utilized by certain Sultans of Zanzibar to keep the adamant slaves. Changuu Island is found around 25 to 30 minutes boat ride with a mechanized framework from Stone town. Meanwhile, the Island was purchased from the Arabs and a genuine prison was constructed when Zanzibar turned into a British protectorate.

Subsequently, the prison was never utilized until the structure are built completely and has now been transformed into a delightful resort. In 1919, four huge Aldabra turtles were presented on the island as a blessing from a British Governor in Seychelles. However, Zanzibar was a significant trading center point for numerous things with slaves included. The slave trade was severe, with a huge number of individuals being trafficked through Bagamoyo on the mainland to be sold in Zanzibar.

You can combine as prison island and nakupenda beach (sandabank picnic)
You may request as spice tour including lunch, or spice tour with cooking class


Zanzibar is portrayed as a mixture, with a mix of Arabic, African, Indian, European legacies, making an exceptional social blend on the island, occasionally observed somewhere else. One reason for this is Zanzibar's horrible past and it's significant that individuals know about the monstrosities that occurred.

On a Prison Island tour, you will get to see around the Prison land, know the slave history, visit the Mangapwani slave chambers. Swimming around the prison Island is accessible, while you can also take pictures with Giant turtles. To arrive at the island from Changuu Island, a boat needs to be hired, with a tour/excursion lasting for half a day. Changuu (Prison Island) is a formerly known slave prison, simply off the shore of Stone Town.

Island Slave History

Get yourself familiar with the Island's slave History. If you are keen on finding out about the islands part in the slave trade, book for Prison Island Tour with our Guide to take you to the old slave market, slave caverns. The Mangapwani Slave Chambers is apparently a superior spot to go to in the event that you need to find out about the repulsions of slavery and the part of Zanzibar when it comes to the slave trade. The majority of the slaves from the terrain and different pieces of East African were brought to Zanzibar prior to being taken for forced labor in various pieces of the world.

The Mangapwani Slave Chambers is located approximately 12 miles from Stone Town. The chambers were constructed underground and were utilized to hide slaves even after slavery was annulled. You can end your reality discovering excursion by taking a swim at the previous slav

Presently, Mangapwani Slave Chambers is the home to huge Aldabra tortoises, imported from Seychelles. You can take care of the tortoise, appreciate the forest. Further, white sandy beach is accessible to sunbathe and get an extraordinary perspective on Stone Town Additionally, some of the Tortoises are accepted to be more than 100 years of age. In the wake of investing energy petting and contacting the turtles, you can swim on the beach and respect the astounding scene and winged animal life including the astonishing peacock.

Visit Prison Island (Changuu)

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.

Snorkeling around Prison Island

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. At Prison Island, there exists a beautiful school of fish and remarkable coral reefs that has been known as one among the best locations for swimming excursions, exotic fish as blue stripe, barracuda, dark snapper, orange lined triggerfish, clown triggerfish, emperor angelfish, spotted garfish, longfinbannerfish, rabbitfish,

Take pictures with Giant turtles

Safari 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.

Shot a photograph the Zanzibari Doors

Zanzibar doors are extremely extraordinary that you don’t want to miss as they are historic. While a few doors and structures are capitulating to destroy, there are as yet huge numbers of the first doors flawless, elaborately beautified, and have implications behind them. The most popular and great door is the one at Tippu Tip's House, a Zanzibarian slave and ivory dealer from the eighteenth century. Most tourists take photographs with these doors.

1 day Zanzibar Tour Inclusions & Exclusions


  • All government Fee & taxes
  • Boat and Guiding fees.
  • Snorkeling equipment usage.
  • A professional guide.
  • Conservation fees and Entrance fee.
  • Exclusions

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Domestic flights
  • Tips to Guide (Driver)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance and medical repatriation
  • The Booking Form