Also known as ‘Prison Island,’ this island can be reached on a short 20-minute boat ride from Stone Town.
Changuu is home to dozens of giant tortoises, some of which are over 200 years old, and its sandy white beaches and crystal clear water make for some great swimming and snorkeling. History buffs can also visit some of the former cells that housed prisoners in the 19th century.
Our team recommendation:
Start the Prison Island tour in the morning and return on time for the food market in Forodhani Gardens