Sand Bank and Prison Island


During our time in Zanzibar my mother and I went on a day tour to a Sand Bank and Prision Island. 

Lucky for us, the tour was for an Italian group so we spoke Italian the whole day, even the local tour guides spoke Italian very well. A great opportunity for my mom to feel like home.

After almost an hour mingling with people on the boat, we arrived to the Sand Bank, just a few km off the coast of Stone Town. We set camp and went swimming and snorkeling while the guides prepared lunch: delicious grilled sea food. After lunch we had to rush to the boat because the tide was coming up and the sand was soon going to be covered by water.

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The second destination was Prison Island, a former prison for slave market, now home to a colony of Giant Aldabran Tortoise who were brought as a gift from the governor of Seychelles. The tortoises have a number written on their back that indicates their age.

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In this video you can see us interacting the tortoises and more about the tour.

There is much more to see in Zanzibar, that I will keep posting in the next days.


Author: ubuntutravelblog

I'm from Argentina and I have a passion for traveling. On April '16 I started a trip around Africa and I created this blog to share this adventure with my family and friends.

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