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Prison Island Tour: Beautiful peacocks and giant tortoises

Zanzibar Excursion

Prison Island Tour
Prison Island or by another name Changuu Island is the middle islet of the three visible from the Stone Town, it takes approximately 30 minutes to get there by a wooden boat powered by and outboard engine.

The prison on this island was built in 1893, which was later used as a Quarantine Hospital, it has a frangipani-lined path around the island where the former patients took their evening walks.

Apart from the Prison ruins you can also see the beautiful peacocks and the enormous giant tortoises some of which are over a 100 years old. Sultan Said brought these tortoises here from Seychelles in the 1820's.

Efforts are being made to protect the eggs of the tortoise. The island is a superb scenario for the photographer. A self-walking safari covers the island in 15 minutes.

On this little paradise one can also swim, snorkel, sunbathe or just relax and enjoy the peacefulness that this beautiful Island has to offer for tours and travels etc.

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