Prison Island Tour - Zanzibar
This excursion shall begin at the hotel after pickup as we head towards Prison Island currently known as Changu Island. This island was also better off known as Kibandiko or Quarantine Island. Prison Island was initially a prison for rebellious slaves in 1860s and also functioned as a coral mine.
The 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.
FULL DAY PRISION ISLAND
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.
Fruits and water to be served.
Take boat back.
Transfer to your Hotel.