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1 Day Prison Island and Nakupenda Island Zanzibar

Prison Island Tour and Nakupenda Island

 Prison Island and Nakupenda Island  Zanzibar tour shall begin at the hotel after pickup as we head towards Prison Island and Nakupenda Island currently known as Changu Island.

This island was also better off known as Kibandiko or Quarantine Island. Prison Island and Nakupenda Island was initially a prison for rebellious slaves in the 1860s and also functioned as a coral mine.
Prison Island and Nakupenda Island was only occupied half the year and the rest of the time it was a popular holiday destination.

The island was uninhabited until the 1860s when the first Sultan of Zanzibar, Majid bin Said, gave it to two Arabs who used it as a prison for rebellious slaves prior to shipping them abroad or selling them at the slave market in Zanzibar’s Stone Town.

The British First Minister of Zanzibar, Lloyd Mathews, purchased the island in 1893 and constructed a prison complex there. After then proceed to Nakupenda Island one of the sandbanks on the island. Enjoy more of the sun-basking. Fresh fish barbeque to be offered there. Later take the boat back to the stone town and proceed to your Hotel.


What to do:

  • Pick up from your Hotel.

  • Connect with boat to Prison Island.

  • Visit tortoise farm.

  • Swimming and diving can as well be done.

  • Visit Nakupenda Island.

  • Enjoy full day for sun basking.

  • Lunch to be served there fish barbeque.

  • Fruits and water to be served.

  • Wine or beer are offered as part of the menu.

  • Take boat back.

  • Transfer to your Hotel.



For more information call Joseph at: +255 754 037765

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