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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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Full-Day Zanzibar Island Tour from Dar Es Salaam
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A nice day out

The beach is nice and the turtle sanctuary is interesting to see. You can feed the turtles and touch them.

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Thanks to our guide that gave as a great tour around the island, with loads of information about the great animals that live on the island, the history of the prison and about the trees and vegetation that grows there.

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The first time I had a beach all to myself and fed turtles :) Loved the view, the warm and clean water and seeing the historic prison

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The beach is nice and the turtle sanctuary is interesting to see. You can feed the turtles and touch them.

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Thank Laila A
Lusaka, Zambia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I dropped by Changuu Island on my visit to Zanzibar in April. Plenty of history to learn. The tortoise sanctuary was interesting, especially seeing a giant 192-year-old tortoise. I loved the picturesque white sandy beaches. Nice place to rest, reflect and view Stone Town. However, being near plenty of water, the place can be greener and lush. I found it... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's just a half hour boat trip from the mainland and is well worth a visit.We spent a couple of hours wanderind around the island and observing the giant tortoises some of which are over 100 years old. Although we didn't do so it's possible to have a meal on the island.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited here one day with some friends to do some snorkelling and visit the tortoises. You have to pay once on the island too to enter the tortoise piece. They were incredible and well worth it! There were many of them, at least 50 if not more. They were friendly and would eat the food given to you out... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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Interesting history, loved the giant turtles, and the architecture of the buildings.....the snorkelling was decent - not the best coral I've seen but the water was a great relief to such a hot and humid day!

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I hate zoos and i am not vegan or vegetarian but. At first i thought that i will see wild tortoises, but they are actually held inside closed complex where tourists can come and take photos and enjoy animals enslavement for entertainment. Most people are cruel enough to even sit on them even tough it's not allowed, but the tour... More 

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Did this as part of the four island tour which you should do. Took a boat to the island, went snorkelling around one of the islands. Lovely day. Got to feed the tortoise and see beautiful peacocks.

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The island is so lovely and beautiful, played with tortoises and peacocks.Its so green and the ocean is so clean I had a blast

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