Nakupenda Island Tour

7 Hours


    Tou’ll start this fun day with a visit to Prison island Also Known As Changuu Island or Quarantine Island. In 1893 the former British prime minister of Zanzibar purchased the island and built a prison complex on it, but it never served to its intended use! It was used as a quarantine station for yellow fever cases. Today the building is a ruin, but it serves as a guesthouse for tourists. You will the giant tortoises’ reserve, where you will admire, pet, and even feed these magnificent, ancient, peaceful creatures. In 1919 four Aldabra giant tortoises, a gift from the governor of Seychelles were brought here. They find Prison Island a great environment and bred freely. Today, many tortoises are welcoming you, and the first settlers are still among them! There is also a nursery for baby tortoises, where you can see baby tortoises of different ages. A great encounter for everyone, especially for kids! Filled with energy for a new adventure wave goodbye to Prison island and board a boat for a good-half-an-hour ride to Nakupenda Beach.

    Nakupenda beach – Nakupenda means “I Love You”, and you will feel loved there – gentle sand spilling over your feet while walking, mellow waves caressing your body and super-friendly personnel tending your needs. Swim, sunbathe and snorkel the crystal clear waters. After a dive, you’ll surely be ready for a sumptuous beach lunch, including grilled shrimps, squid, octopus, lobster, and langoustine – depending on the daily catch.


    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


      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.

      Where is Nakupenda?

      Zanzibar Island
      Nakupenda Sandbank lies within Zanzibar Island making it part of Tanzania, one of amazing destinations in East Africa.

        What is the meaning of Nakupenda?

        I love you
        Say “Ninakupenda” or “Nakupenda.” These are the two ways you can say “I love you” in Swahili. “Ni-” means “I,” and the single word represents the entire sentence in Swahili. “-kupenda” means love in Swahili. 

          Which language is Nakupenda?

          nakupenda (Swahili)

          person singular object marker) + penda (love, plain form). The form is more of a colloquial way of saying the phrase. The proper Swahili way to say this sentence is, “Ninakupenda.”

            Where is Nakupenda Sandbank?

            Nakupenda Sandbank is located just off Stone Town. Around 20 minutes local boat riding from Stone Town. Once on the sandbank, you will be provided with snorkeling equipment such as masks for Snorkeling purposes. The underwater world at Nakupenda Sandbank is unbelievably spectacular

              How long is the Stone Town tour?

              3 hours Days $ 25 pp

              Join this amazing walking tour of captivating stone town where a knowledgeable guide will take you via the narrow streets of the nineteen century old town, much of which remains unchanged to this day.

                Price Includes

                • English Speaking Guide
                • Sailing Boat
                • Snorkeling Equipments
                • Lunch (Seafood BBQ, Chicken, or Vegetarian options)
                • Tropical Fruits
                • Soft Drinks
                • All government fees
                • Hotel Pick up/ Drop-off; for extra charge.

                Price excludes

                • Additional drinks
                • Additional food
                • Transfers (can be arranged in request, prices according to distance to your accommodation)

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                  Nakupenda Island Tour
                  From $65
                  / Adult

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