Prison Island situated on the west of Zanzibar, it’s the second from left among four visible Islands from stone town, It takes about 30 minutes ride by motorboat, The Island has a horrible history.
An Arab slave merchant to detain recalcitrant slaves firstly used it. In the 1890s a General Matthews bought the island and built what be intended as the prison for Zanzibar.
Apart from the Prison ruins, through a self-walking safari that covers about 15 minutes you will get an opportunity to see the beautiful peacocks and the enormous giant tortoises some of which are over 100 years old. Sultan Said brought these tortoises from Seychelles in the 1900s.
The island is also an ideal place for sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, or relaxing on a white sandy beach, there is a restaurant in the old hospital for fresh cold drinks and a tourist resort is now built.