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Prison Island - Changuu Private Island
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Full-Day Zanzibar Island Tour from Dar Es Salaam
Ranked #2 of 37 things to do in Stone Town
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Lagos, Nigeria
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“Must see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2014

I had barely checked into my hotel at Stone town when i jumped in this "facebook boat" heading to Prison Island, totally unplanned but my spontaneity should do no harm. We went in thru Tembo hotel and my tour guide haggled for $25 for both of us.

I had to pay $4 or TzS7000 as gate fee. I saw Zanzibar and Seychelles tortoises, male and female peacocks and the prison later turned quarantine station now a private island tourist attraction called Changuu Island.

There's a beach there so you can go with your swim wear and swim in the clear water.

Visited August 2014
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“Watch the tortoises and old prison place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2014

There are two places here, first is tortoise reserve, where a number of very old and new tortoise are there, big and small, cool and you ca have fun there. Second place is Prison place which was built for keeping prisons during british rule. It is a good clean place and an historical place to view.

Visited August 2014
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2014

Taking about 20-min ride on a small boat, you can easily reach the paradise -- Prison Island. Water around is super clear, sand is very soft to walk on. When you see the big turtles, your eyes will widely open with amazement! Though the visit doesn't take long, it worth a visit to see these super huge animal.

In the tour, we were also brought somewhere nearby for snorkelling. Water is clear enough for you to see fishes, corals, and sea urchins in the ocean. It's a wonderful experience.

Visited August 2014
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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“TORTOISES AND LOTS OF TORTOISES”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2014

Amazing island. Very scenic. They have the worlds largest tortoises. Must go if you visit Zanzibar. They water also is super clear and good for a quick dip. They also have a resort on the island and a very old prison. Loved the place

Visited August 2014
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Houston, Texas
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“Interesting island, Tortoises up close, good snorkeling”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2014

We came here on on our last day and enjoyed the boat ride with our private guide. It was fun to feed the tortoises spinach. The facilities on the island were somewhat run-down, but it had a rustic appeal. Saw peacocks roaming. Then went out to a coral reef to snorkel.

Visited August 2014
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