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Prison Island & Nakupenda

Leaving from the port of Stone Town we take you to the historic island of Changuu. You will see giant sea tortoises, peacocks and the prison ruins which was built in 1893 and was originally intended to house violent prisoners from the mainland, then known as Tanganyika. You will get the opportunity to visit the tortoise sanctuary, which is a five minute walk across the island from the prison ruins

per adult from

$538

NZD

Duration

7 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Professional guide
    • Entry/Admission - Nakupenda Beach
    • Entry/Admission - Prison Island - Changuu Private Island
    What's excluded :
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Nakupenda Beach, Stone Town, Zanzibar City Tanzania

    Nakupenda (In swahili means I LOVE YOU) is the name of an amazing sandbank located just off Stone town. A Full day trip dedicates Prison Island’s giants tortoises visit, snorkeling, sunbathing, taste of Sea foods and seasonal fruits. Snorkeling off Prison island, viewing stunning array of colored corals and tropical fish of the islands before reaching our dream place Nakupenda. A place where brilliant birdlife exists, very white sand, limpid and crystalline water. You would live in the natural reserve that hospitable by its naturalistic and their proper pearls of Indian Ocean. The language of the white sands and their alternative sea appear and disappear. Enjoy our seasonal fruits, sand bathing and our Sea food lunch.Relax on the sandbank or discover marine life around the sandbank before riding our motorboat or sailing back to Stone town.

    Duration: 5 hours

    Stop At: Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, Off the Coast From Stone Town Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 3395 Tanzania

    Changuu Island also known as Prison Island lies about 30 min by boat from Stone Town. The island was formerly owned by an Arab and saw use for confinement of refractory slaves but no prisoners were ever housed here instead the island became a quarantine station for yellow fever epidemics. It was bought by General Lloyd Mathews and the jail (goal) which still stands was built in 1893 and hence the name “PRISON ISLAND”. In 1919 the British governor of Seychelles sent a gift in form of four Aldabra giant tortoises to Changuu. Presently this species is considered vulnerable and has been placed on the IUCN Red List. There is a dedicated foundation on the island which looks after the tortoises' welfare.This tour includes a visit to the historic Prison Island with its giant land tortoise. While on the island you will be able to observe and feed the tortoises, swim, sunbathe and snorkel.

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • Medical measure, medical certificate required. Frequently check up when the visitors arrive in the country they are checked for covid19 virus and also for every destination. Covid19 awareness for every visitors who inter the country. Medical health expert there are health expert in every destination
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide, English - Written, English - Audio

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Tanzania Mawingu Tours

Activity ID: V-244962P13

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