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Prison Island Tour

Prison Island Tour Packages
Country: Zanzibar
City: Stone Town
Duration: 3 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Half Day Tour

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Three hours tour that involves 20 minutes dhow crossing from Stone town to the island. Prison Island original use was as a prison and later it was taken over to be used as quarantine station by the British Army. It has some excellent coral formations just offshore providing a good opportunity for snorkeling. Another main attraction is the giant tortoises which are over 100 years old.

These tortoises are only found on this island. Not indigenous to continental Africa, the original tortoises were brought from Aldabra in Seychelles in an effort to extend the tortoise conservation efforts. The adult tortoises of Prison Island are already producing the next generations, and the future is looking good for the continued survival of this ancient reptile.

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