Tours Prison Island Tour



Destination

About 20 minutes by motor boat from Forodhani area lies Changuu, also known as Prison Island. A slight misnomer, as the ruined buildings thereon were never used to house prisoners, as was the original intention of the architects. The island was, however, once used by an Arab slave trader to contain the more feisty and troublesome slaves he had brought from the African mainland. To prevent their escape before shipping them to the Arabian purchasers, or for auctioning in Zanzibars slave market, the slaves were dumped on Changuu, from where they were unlikely to attempt escape.

Route

20 minutes motorboat ride from stonetown

Duration

Approximately 4 hours

Price

It ranges around $50