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Prison Island - Changuu Private Island

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Off the Coast From Stone Town | Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 3395, Tanzania
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Off the Coast From Stone Town | Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 3395, Tanzania
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"giant tortoises"
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"prison island"
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"boat ride"
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"the main attraction"
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"quarantine station"
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"half day trip"
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"nice beach"
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"turtle sanctuary"
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"small boat"
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"worth the trip"
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"nice trip"
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"short trip"
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"local boat"
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"interesting history"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I really recommande this place Very nice place to go Very near from stone town The cost is affordable 50/60000 for a boat for 3 hours about You can do snorkerling Visit of the turtle center very nice The prison You have a beautiful view...More

Thank rexy83
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely island. Beautiful beach. Great tortioise park. But so much plastic and rubbish on the sand and in the water which really ruined the trip.

Thank Annie P
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You require a dhow or small motorboat, leaving form Stonetown's small harbour to reach the island. Actually, there is nothing really to see on the island except the tortoises and some stunning views of the ocean. The history is interesting and the tortoises are well...More

Thank Luayne
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The boat ride was great. Very reasonably priced. The island is great for pictures. Massive turtles on the island.

Thank Maria D
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's an okay place. If you aren't into turtles and history then it's not a place for you. But it's okay to follow friends there , after all its an island so you could spend your time by the beach enjoying the ocean. I didn't...More

Thank Yuu A
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

During our our visit of Stone Town we have taken a boat to the Prison Island.....taking a boat 30 min ride to go and 30 min back just see some turtles ... with nothing much see except of the interesting history of the island seems...More

Thank Christos-Prague
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good chance to see big turtles in almost wild nature. They are everywhere in the park, people can come to anyone, see them, touch. Possible to watch them moving around, as well by entering the park you get some leaves to feed turtles. Quite interesting...More

Thank Alla K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the island for 2 hours and we enjoyed. The biggest atraction is the giant turtles place where you can feed the animals and take pictures with them. The prison is quite nice but we didn t know many things about it because we...More

Thank Theo I
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The views from this place! I found the visit very interesting. Was a bit freaked out by the free-roaming tortoises and their size (and age!) but other than that..all good. Toilets were a bit iffy

Thank LiezlB101
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Changuu Island is a private island that is home to some of the largest and oldest tortoise in Africa . It’s about 25 minute boat ride - one way from Stone town . It’s a really beautiful island with beautiful beaches however there isn’t so...More

Thank Shar7777
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Alison B
27 March 2018|
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Response from Massiel P | Reviewed this property |
You can do it there.
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traveldays2000
7 March 2018|
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Response from Louai A | Reviewed this property |
Its best to visit it in the morning as you would have enough time to explore the island and go for a nice swim too.
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Mihai B
28 February 2018|
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Response from Paola J | Reviewed this property |
We take all service, transfer with boat, tickets to see tortoises, diving near island, fruits... half day trip, we paid about 20 dollars per person
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