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Prison Island - Changuu Private Island

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Address: Off the Coast From Stone Town, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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US$360.00*
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Full-Day Zanzibar Island Tour from Dar Es Salaam
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Intersting place with an interesting story

Very idyllic island with a very interesting story. The turtoises are super cute and the beach is just a dream.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Renato S
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very idyllic island with a very interesting story. The turtoises are super cute and the beach is just a dream.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there for 35USD and we stayed only 30 min to walk around and watch some turtles. It is missing a lot of explanation on how this animal live and grow for example

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Harare
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a place where you find huge tortoises get to feed them and pet them. See them mate if you are lucky 😉. After seeing the tortoises and you are sweaty you get to swim at the lovely beach or snorkel close by. So please go with your swimming gear . There's a shower outside where you can shower... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Interesting place to visit. As we left Stone Town it was raining hard and we had a bumpy ride out to the island. Luckily it stopped raining during our visit. It was lovely to see the tortoise and learn a little about them. The trip usually involves a swim/ snorkel but as we had been diving we didn't bother to... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

i visited the island while staying at Park Hyatt hotel. I spent 4 hours. Nice beach, a lot of tor toes and few peacock around. The only meal i can recommend is pizza.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was amazing to see those tortoises and how huge and old they can grow. And while I was busy feeding one with a spinach leaf, we suddenly heard this funny noise coming from one of the compounds and BOOM, right there in front of our very eyes -these two huge tortoises were at it. Funny sight ever...! Besides that,... More 

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Thank Tedd K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Small island a few km away from Stone Town. It houses so many beautiful and i think the oldest tortoises. It's a beautiful island with a very nice beach but i wouldn't recommend swimming in the beach as i saw a lot of dead jelly fish on the banks.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a nice piece of History with beautiful beaches an it it really cool to see the gigantic tortoises

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Thank Rudovh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a boat ride away.. tshirts 50,000 for a boat ride..+conservancy fees on the island. History about the prison the tortoise some who are over a century old! There is also an opportunity to swim on the beach... Worth the trip

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

15 minute boat ride to reach this giant tortoise shelter . The prison bit is obsolete as has never really been used as such. No need to pay excursion fees. We paid 10 euros a head for return trip plus 3 euros a head to enter the sanctuary. Take a swimsuit and stay on the glorious beach for half a... More 

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