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Zanzibar Prison Island Tour and Nakupenda Sandbank Trip

By Splash Tour Zanzibar
Price was undefined, price is now £42


Free cancellation available
6h 30m
Mobile voucher
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Selective hotel pickup
Multiple languages


  • Observing and feeding the giant Turtles of Prison Island

  • Snorkelling on crystalline water full of coloured corals

  • Enjoying a fresh Seafood BBQ on the sandbank

  • Exploring the area of Prison Island

  • Relaxing on the most beautiful sandbank around Zanzibar

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided Snorkelling Tour

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    Snorkelling Equipment

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    Drinks (Soft drink and Water)

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  • What's included

    Fruits the whole day

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    Live tour commentary provided in English, German, Spanish, Italian, French or Russian

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    Licensed Tour Guide

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    Entrance Fees

  • What's excluded

    Transfer from other parts of the Island – we offer with additional costs

Know Before You Book

  • The pick-up is included from Stonetown, we are also able to arrange a transfer from another part - with additional costs

  • The Tour is available in English, Spanish, Italian, German, Suaheli, French, Russian - please let us know before that we can arrange

  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult

What you can expect

Prison Island also known as the Changuu Island lies about 30 minutes by boat from the Unguja Isand. The Prison area was never used to house prisoners, it was used by an Arab slave trader to contain the more troublesome slaves he had brought from the African mainland. The prison ended up being used as a quarantine centre, instead of a prison for yellow fever epidemics that once raged the region. In 1919 the British governor of Seychelles sent a gift in form of four Aldabra giant tortoises to Changuu. Presently this species is considered volunerable has been placed on the IUCN Red List. This tour includes a visit to the historic Prison Island with ist giant land tortoise. While on the island you will be able to obsereve and feed the giant turtles, swim, sunbathe and snorkel. After the Prison Island we head to our beautiful natural Sandbank called Nakupenda (in swahili means I LOVE YOU). After taking pictures of this amazing Spot you will enjoy your fresh Seafood BBQ with cold drinks and seasonal fruits on the Sandbank. You will be able to snorkel in the crystalline water full of coloured corals and tropical fish and relax on the sandbank before you riding our motorboat or sailing back to Stone town.


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Activity Location

  • Changuu Island
  • changuu
  • stonetown

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • House of Wonders
    • Zanzibar Zanzibar Urban/West Region

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