One of the most interesting aspects of visiting Prison Island is that it is home to the endangered Aldabra Giant Tortoise. The island has a sanctuary for these animals where you can see them, up close, and even feed and walk among them. A visit to this top tourist attraction will stay with you long after you return home.

The Aldabra Giant Tortoise Sanctuary holds a large colony of giant tortoises that were imported from the Seychelles as a gift from their governor in the 18th century. The oldest tortoise may be as old as 190 years. Many others are over 100 and four are over 150! These are big animals, with an average weight of 200 Kgs.

The island has excellent conditions for breeding. In 1955, the total number of giant tortoises had increased to 200. Donations for your visit are recommended to protect these rare and magnificent creatures.

Peacock and Giant Aldabran Tortoise

This nature haven also houses a colony of peacocks with their showy tail feathers. 

Another interesting point is that Prison Island has a few different names: Changuu Private Island, Kibandiko Island, and Quarantine Island. 

Come and enjoy this memorable experience!



Half-day tour. Approx. 5 hours.

Departure: 8:30 am.

You can choose the tour starting time, we usually recommend 8:30 am.
You may choose a private excursion and the desired time of departure.


Tour Prices:

Leaving from Stone Town:

$70 USD per person (2 person minimum)

3 people 60 USD per person

4 people 50 USD per person

5 people 40 USD per person

6 people 30 USD per person

7-12 people or more 25 USD per person

13 people or more 20 USD per person

Children between 7-18 15 USD per person



  • Pick up and drop off from your hotel
  • Transport waiting charge
  • Experienced professional tour guide
  • All taxes, fuel and service fees included
  • Bottled water
  • Entrance fees


Not Included:

  • Medical insurance
  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Airport taxes
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Lunch


Additional Information:

  • Tour may be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Bring your hat or cap, and your camera
  • Bring insect repellent