In 1893, Lloyd Mathews built the prison. The prison idea was to send violent criminals from the Tanganyika mainland to the Prison Island. The Prison Island Earning its name as a former prison for slaves and a quarantine station for Zanzibar and the mainland, nowadays the island gives you the chance to escape for some peace and quiet. The island lies just off the Old Stone Town, it is also a home to giant land tortoises that were imported from Seychelles in the late 19th century. Now it is more commonly known as a home of Zanzibar’s Giant Aldabran Tortoise colony, some of which are over a hundred years old! This endangered species came to Zanzibar as a gift from the government of the Seychelles.
Once on the island, you have the opportunity to feed and pet the tortoises, if you have time you may also like to take a stroll through the forested interior where you will see a wide variety of birds, colorful peacocks, bats, and beautiful butterflies. Keep your eyes peeled too for the shy and elusive Duikers – an unusual tiny antelope species. It is fringed with a beautiful coral reef, ideal for snorkeling, and has a lovely white beach for sunbathing. This tour is a great way to see some history and wildlife, and also to see Stone Town from the sea as many old maritime legends would have done.
5 Hour Trip
Low rate deposit non-refundable
5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
This trip runs from 8:30 AM until 1:30 PM
Departure/Return Location: Your Hotel or Resort.
What you should pack:
What you should pack: hat, sunscreen.
Hotel Pick up and drop off
Experienced Professional Tour guide
All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking
Book with 20% deposit, pay rest on the day of your trip
When the you confirms your trip, Zanzibar star tours charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
The remaining balance is to be paid on the day of your trip in one of the following payment methods:
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