Once a jail, Prison Island, also known as Changuu Island, is a 30 minute boat ride from the west coast of Zanzibar. The island was once used for the detention of disobedient slaves, and a prison was built in 1893 but was never used. This is an ideal place to relax, swim and dive. You may also catch sight of the giant tortoises that inhabit the island, some of which are over 100 years old.
Visit the small fishing village of Kizimkazi to the south of the island and take a boat ride in a traditional dhow. After around 15 minutes, you will be able to catch sight of the dolphins that have made the reef their home. If you keep your distance, you will even be able to swim with them for a while!
Long white, sandy beaches bordering crystalline lagoons and the clear, warm waters of the Indian Ocean await you for a day of relaxation.
The paradise-like beaches of Nungwi are some of the best on Zanzibar. You can visit a fishing village, spend your day relaxing on the beach, go snorkelling, or simply enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants overlooking the waves of the Indian Ocean. And for those who are passionate about diving, this place is their idea of heaven!