From a historical perspective, Prison Island has gone through many transformations. It went from a containment area for slaves, to a quarantine zone for Tanzania’s disease stricken. However, it’s dark history has now been illuminated by the present day beauty that you are now invited to enjoy.
Prison Island has become a reprieve from the busy streets of Stone town, offering natural beauty as opposed to congested roads. You can enjoy the peace and quiet of the pristine white sand beaches and indulge in the beauty of the island’s blue water. Prison Island’s coral reef and exceptional beaches make it ideal for snorkeling and sunbathing alike.
The main attraction of the island however, are its animal inhabitants. Home to a sanctuary for giant tortoises, many peacocks, and even fruit bats. This island is sure to delight the animal lover in you.
Join the boat trip from Stone town and allow yourself to be captured in the historical and natural beauty of Prison Island.