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Review of Prison Island - Changuu Private Island

Prison Island - Changuu Private Island
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$360.00*
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Full-Day Zanzibar Island Tour from Dar Es Salaam
Ranked #2 of 33 things to do in Stone Town
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Brisbane, Australia
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Worth checking out”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Prision Island was interesting but not as historical as I was expecting. The Tortoises are worth seeing, as well as the beautiful peacocks that roam the island. Beautiful spot to go snorkelling as well.

Visited September 2012
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London UK
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great snorkling trip and tortoises !!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Loved this little trip - great snorkling, amazing seeing tortoises! No much of prison left (thanks god :) ). HIghly recommend !

Visited June 2012
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“giant tortoises!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Nice afternoon trip out to prison island - trip in small boat, some snorkelling and the tortoise sanctuary. Children loved it. Touch of history re Slave trade. Negotiate on pricing :-)

Visited October 2012
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Piraeus, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“a nice last chance visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

apart from the giant tortoises and the old slave prison and the really good opportunity to do some extra snorkeling there is not much to see. The island itself can be seen in one hour- visit the turtle place included. The view is really nice and it was only half hour dhow trip which we took in front of Tembo House Hotel to the island. Our guide told us that the island that is private will go into the hands of the government by the end of the year.
If you have seen most of the attractions in Stone Town, Prison Island is an overall interesting place.

Visited October 2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Prison island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Interesting place....spend a night here...lovely experience and yes see the giant tourtoses...you can also spend a day at the surrounding beaches

Visited September 2012
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