One of Zanzibars most famous getaways – trip to islands near Stone Town. Jump on a boat and let us take you to hang out with second largest type of turtles in the world and to the sand-only island of love!

Prison Island: The place where you would like to be arrested! Jokes aside, Prison Island never lived up to its name. A few kilometers away from Stone Town you will find a wonderful island with an interesting story and amazing nature. It was originally used to detain rebel slaves and later as a quarantine station. Changuu is best known for its large family of giant tortoises, that were in 1919 given as a gift to Zanzibar by the governor of Seychelles, endemic to one of their islands Aldabra. These giants can live more than 200 years, weight up to 250kg. The oldest one on Prison Island is believed to be 197 years old! Other species inhabiting the island are colorful peacocks, and dik-diks – small, shy and tiny type of the African antelope.

Nakupenda: Always dreamed of a desert island? We can say there are few of them belonging to Zanzibar archipelago, but Nakupenda one is the most beautiful ones. Nakupenda sand bank, translated as “I love you” in Swahili, is only 30 minutes away from Stone Town by boat. This is surely a place where you will feel the world belongs to you. Turquoise water, white sand, the smell of fresh fruits (carved freshly for you) and nothing else.

Inclusions: round trip with the boat, licensed guide, fresh fruits, bottled water, entrance fee to prison building and tortoise sanctuary

Exclusions: Individual expenses

Duration: 6-7h

Prison Island, Nakupenda Gallery