Changuu IslandCurrently Open
- Address: Off Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +255-777890052
- Ticket Price: 35 USD
- Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
- Tags: Island, View Point, Family And Kids
Changuu Island - Review
Changuu Island, also known as Prison Island, was used as a prison for slaves of the Arab merchants. Late in the 19th century, an architect Lloyd Matthews built the impressive prison on the island. It was also used as a quarantine centre for yellow fever epidemics. Some of the extra buildings constructed during this time were converted into guest houses to boost tourism. Another reason toruists flock to the isle is due to the giant tortoises present on the island. They lay eggs which are protected by the local authorities. If you are visiting the island, you can also have a chance to play with these gentle beasts. Underwater lovers can snorkel in the clear blue waters.
Changuu Island Information
- The tour rates include snorkelling charges, boat ride, mineral water charges, luggage and tour guide costs.
Changuu Island Ticket Prices
- For 50 USD, you can get lunch on your visit to the island.
How To reach Changuu Island by Public Transport
- The island is accessible by boat. It can be explored on foot.
- There are flights available from Dar-es-Salaam and Pemba.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Changuu Island
29.05% of people who visit Zanzibar include Changuu Island in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
31.94% of people start their Changuu Island visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 5 Hrs to see Changuu Island
85.07% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Changuu Island
Changuu Island Trips
Changuu Island, Zanzibar Reviews
The best bit are the giant tortoises but other than that... It was good to see the giant tortoises... they are massive!! Other than that there isn't anything too special about Prison Island to be honest. Still a popular tourist location in Zanzibar and so you may just want to tick that off your list when you visit.
Great place to visit. Beautiful beach and seeing the giant tortoises. Fabulous walking round the ruins.
Nice island, known best for giant tortoises and for its history as slaves-prison. Should be visited for being a part of the Zanzibari history.
Come and see prison island its actually nice place to visit
Nice place to visit, you must enjoy your day here 😀