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Prison Island Tour

Experience the difference

Changuu island also known as Prison Island lies about 30 minutes by boat from Stone Town.

The Island was formerly owned by an Arab and meant to be used for confinement of refractory slaves but no prisoners were ever housed; on the contrary the island became a quarantine station for yellow fever epidemics.  

In 1919 the British governor of Sychelles sent a gift of four Aldabras giant tortoise to Changuu. Presently the species is considered vulnerable and had been placed on the IUCN red list. There is a dedicated foundation on the island which looks after the tortoises welfare. 

Therefore, this tour includes a visit to the historic Prison Island with its giant land tortoises. During the visit you will be able to observe and feed the tortoises, swim, sunbathe and snorkel. 

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