Prison Island is a small private island located 5km offshore from Stone town on the west coast of Zanzibar. The island received its name in 1894 after the completion of Prison built by British rule to serve Zanzibar under the guidance of first Governor, Lloyd Matthews. It is reached by boat and is famous for its giant tortoises which were brought here from Seychelles in 19th century. These tortoises are said to be over 150 years old. It is also a home of peacocks and a number of an unusual tiny antelope species. There is a hotel on the other side of the island.
Time: Half day guided tour.
Included: Transport, mineral water, entrance fees and a guide.