Prison Island, also known as Changuu Island, is about 30 minutes by boat from Stone Town. The island was formerly owned by an Arab who used it for the confinement of refractory slaves, but no prisoners were ever properly housed there; instead, the island became a quarantine station for the yellow fever epidemic. The actual jail was built in 1893, hence the name “PRISON ISLAND”, and is still standing. Whilst on the island you will be able to observe and feed the tortoises, swim, sunbathe and snorkel. You should also keep your eyes peeled for the shy and elusive Duikers – an unusual and tiny antelope species.
Enjoy Zanzibar with Zuri
The Zuri Zanzibar is perfect for anyone that is wanting a truly unique experience as this beautiful resort offers everything that you could need for a dream vacation. If you are looking for something that is off the beaten African tracks, a place that allows you to feel absolute peace and tranquility, then the Zuri Zanzibar is just right for you.