In 1893 the former British prime minister of Zanzibar purchased the island and built a prison complex on it. But – it never served to its intended use! It was used as a quarantine station for yellow fever cases.
Today is the building a ruin, but it serves as a lovely guesthouse for tourists, where you’ll be able to relax a bit and enjoy magnificent views after visiting the giant tortoises’ reserve, where you will admire, pet, and even feed these magnificent, ancient, peaceful creatures. But – they are not locals! Four specimens of Aldabra giant tortoises were a gift from the governor of Seychelles in 1919.
They found Prison Island a great environment and bred freely. Today, many tortoises are welcoming you, and the first settlers are still among them! There is also a nursery for baby tortoises, where you can see baby tortoises of different ages. A great encounter for everyone, especially for kids!
Round up this great day with some snorkeling around the coral reefs, admire colorful fish, many beautiful starfish, and picturesque seashells., or simply relax on the white sandy beach. Upon your return admire the breathtaking view of Stone Town, the bay, and the archipelago.
Please arrive by 8:30 AM for a prompt departure at 9:00 AM
Approximately 12:00 PM
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Half Day - Prison Island
After a pickup at your hotel in 09:00 AM in the morning, you'll start this memorable day with a good-half-an-hour boat trip to Prison Island, also known as Changuu island or Quarantine island, located in the Zanzibar Archipelago.