- 3 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
To get history of Zanzibar about Changuu Island to become Prison Island and Quarantine Island in a current place!
Have a beautiful day with a lot of new experiences with one of the best private tour guides in Zanzibar!
Good opportunity to take Pictures with Peacock and tortoise from Aldabra Island!
Discover Zanzibar in a unique private tour that is exclusively for you!
- Private Boat
- Bottle of Water
- All Fees and Taxes
- Use of Snorkelling equipment
- WiFi on board
- Entry/Admission - Prison Island - Changuu Private Island
Traveler pickup is offered
We Pick up all our client from their Hotel. Free pickups for our clients who will be staying at Hotels located in Stone Town. Other clients will be charge a pick up fee that will depend on the distance of their location.
Returns to original departure point
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, Off the Coast From Stone Town Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 3395 Tanzania
Travelers will get opportunity to get history from first time that was Called Changuu Island that time was ruled by First Sultan in Zanzibar Majid bin Said and gave it to the two Arabs in 1860 and they begun to use it for for rebellious slaves prior to shipping them abroad or selling them at slave market in Stone town Zanzibar until 1891 a British Lloyd Mathews purchase from Arabs and construct it as a Prison and officially named it "Prison Island"The prison was to have housed violent and recidivist criminals from the part of African mainland which was under the jurisdiction of Zanzibar.
Despite the prison buildings being completed in 1894, causing the island to become known commonly as the PRISON ISLAND. In 1923 the old prison was converted into facility's hospital and the island was officially renamed 'Quarantine Island' and all the Quarantine cases would be taken from th ships and monitored for one or two weeks before being allowed to progress with their journey.
The main disease that was monitored was Yellow Fever. In 1919 the British governor of Seychelles sent a gift of four Aldabra giant tortoise to Changuu from the Island of Aldabra. From now the Quarantine station converted to guest house, European Bungalow turned into Restaurant and the island owned by the Government of Zanzibar. So that the Traveller will also get opportunity to see Aldabra Tortoise from Sychelles, Peacock, Prison Department and if they need to take lunch in restaurant that was Quarantine or doing Snorkelling
Duration: 3 hours
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.