Prison Island and Sandbank picnic – Nakupenda Safari

Zanzibar Stone Town

Visit Prison Island and Nakupenda Beach on a full-day tour that’s all about snorkeling and sunbathing on one of Zanzibar’s most pristine beaches. This inclusive tour features a seafood lunch, snorkeling gear, snacks, and door-to-door transport from any place to ensure a hassle-free day of exploring the coast, with plenty of time independent time to enjoy beautiful Nakupenda Beach. The enchanting tiny sandy island, is located approximately 1 kilometer from the Stone Town City and accessible by boat in just 30 minutes. Surrounded by the amazing sea, in the most beautiful shades of blue and green water, guests can enjoy spectacular sea views in every direction. This amazing full day excursion includes something for everyone!

Prison Island

The day starts by visiting the historic Prison Island. The prison once used as a seclusion, gives a unique opportunity to support the Aldabra Tortoise; Presently this species is considered vulnerable and has been placed on The International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List. It is a perfect picture moment as well.

We’ll hop on board and set sail for about 20 minutes until we reach Changuu Island, also known as Prison Island, as it was once used as a prison for slaves and a quarantine centre for people with yellow fever.

Nakupenda beach

After the prison visit we shall take sail to the sandbank of Pange. There you will spend the best part of the day soaking in the sun or taking a cool plunge in the turquoise waters that surround you. You can simply relax or take a swim and snorkel. The under- water world is truly amazing. The tropical fish that swim amongst the beautiful, live coral reef around the sandbank is a marvelous sight. After you have worked up an appetite, you will sit down and relax while enjoying chilled drinks and can take part in preparation of your lunch seafood BBQ.

Sail back to Stone town.

At the end of the tour we’ll make our way back to Stone Town and drop you off at your hotels at around 15:30 or 16:00hrs

What’s Included
Friendly and Experienced Professional Tour guide
Pick up and drop off from your hotel
Freshly-prepared delicious seafood lunch on the Island
Waiting Charge, Fuel Surcharges & Service Fees
Snorkeling Gears (life jacket, mask & flippers)
VAT (18% charged by the Government)
Different seasonal fruits
Comfortable Wooden Dhow
Snacks and beverages
Entrances Fees

What’s Excluded
Medical Insurance
Gratuities for Tour Guide or Driver
International & Domestic Flights
Personal Expenses
Visa Fee

Pickup/drop off:

Please advise your pickup point/hotel name so that we may quote the price accordingly

Airport Transfers:

Airport transfers are not included in the price of this tour, however you can book for an arrival transfer in advance. In this case our representative will be at the airport to greet you. To arrange this please contact our customer service team once you have a confirmed booking.

Our Advice:

You are welcome to bring your swimsuit under easy-wear clothes – shorts, summer tops, sunhat and sun-glasses
It is a full day activity and although it ends at around 3:30 to 4 pm, we don’t suggest combining it with other activities
Bring Water resistant bag for cameras and other valuables
Vegetarian lunch option available on request
Bring Beach towels – the hotel to provide






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I will organize for you and your family or friends the guided tours in Zanzibar island. We have different choices of wonderful tours like Historical stone tour, spice tour, Safari Blue, Prison Island and sandbank tour, Dolphin tour, Cultural tour, snorkeling at Mnemba Atoll, Jozani forest where you can visit the only remaining species of colobus monkeys found in Zanzibar and many more tours.
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