prison island & nakupenda sandbank trip


This is the full day combined experiences tour; of Prison Island with the nearest sandbank known as Nakupenda Sandbank.

On the same day, you will visit both two unique places. 

Driver will come to pick you up from the Hotel, and start driving to Jitini in Stone Town. This place is our transfer point to Prison Island. Here is where you will meet our professional local to start your adventurous day trip.

In this tour you will start with exploring Prison Island, our tour guide will give you some history of this incredible Island, and then you will have fun time to feed the Giant tortoises and take photos with them. 

After some time at prison island, you will leave ahead to Nakupenda Sandbank. Get prepared to swim and snorkeling, have the test of mouth watering tropical fruits with delicious seafoods lunch.

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Tour Highlights!

  • Feeding the Giant Tortoises at Prison Island
  • Get some History about Prison Island
  • Seafoods BBQ Lunch; Octopus, Lobsters, Squids, Prawns, etc.
  • Tropical Fruits; Mangoes, Bananas, Pineapple, Watermelon etc.
  • Local wooden boat
  • Get to see other species found at Prison Island

Tour Prices

NOTE: These prices excluded transport costs because it depends on the location of your Hotel. Please reach us and we will provide you full price based on your Hotel location!

  • 1 Persons $89

    Price per person

  • 2 - 5 Persons $75

    Price per person

  • 6 - 15 Persons $69

    Price per person

  • 16 - 28 Persons $59

    Price per person; for group of above 25 person please contact us.

Price Includes

Visit Prison Island & Nakupenda Sandbank today!

prison island

Visiting both Prison Island & Nakupenda Sandbank is one among the best enjoyable things you can do in your Zanzibar vacation. This will be a full day tour and you will have enough time to explore Zanzibar. 

We have two options for this tour, private boat option and sharing. The common option is sharing boat with other travelers from different countries. The prices you found above is for sharing boat. Please let us know if you would like private boat. But the tour is the same, we start with Prison Island and then to Nakupenda Sandbank.

Prison Island & Nakupenda Sandbank Tour FAQs

Exactly, we do provide transport from and back to any Hotel in Zanzibar.

Very simple! Please contact us vi Whatsapp or tour booking form.

Swimming clothes, Water shoes, and Towels. 

Prices for Prison Island and Nakupenda Sandbank vary based on the number of people, or whether private or sharing. Actually, the higher the number of people the less the price per person.

Yes, we accept card & cash payment. 

It takes approximately 6 hours to complete the entire trip. Actually, we start with Prison Island & finish with Nakupenda Sandbank. 

This tour is normally ends around 15:30 – 16:00. 

If you would like to go somewhere after the tour, then we would recommend you the Stone town tour. 

Swimming & Sandbank relaxing, Testing tropical fruits, Fresh seafood lunch, learning the history of Prison Island, feeding the Giant tortoises.

Nearly all days you can do the tour, just check the weather for a specific day. Windy day is not good for snorkeling. 

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