What to do in Zanzibar
Why not making your holidays even better and more interesting by choosing one of our trips on Zanzibar islands. Our manager for Zanzibar islands Mr. Mohammed will wait for you and make sure your trip will be unforgettable.
Zanzibar has earned its reputation over the centuries as the spice island. Four hour guided tour, which starts at Kibweni Palace through to Kidichi. Here are the Persian Baths built by Seyyid Said Sultan for his wife the Princess Shehrzard, one of the family members of the Shah of Persia. You will then proceed to Kizimbani spice plantations. Here you can see, touch and sometime taste a wide variety of spices, fruits, herbs and ornamental plants and flowers.
Swahili Day – NEW excursion
Take a day and learn about Swahili culture. Wear traditional clothes (SARUN and HATE for men and KHANGAS or veil for women). Visit aquarium and see various sea turtles and fishes in so called “natural community”, special type of zoo. There is a turtle conservation project due to their declining numbers world wide, because fisherman were catching and eating them. Take a photo with turtle and keep away from their strong jaws while feeding them. Visit the traditional wooden boat building yard, where a team of village experts, who inherited the knowledge from their ancestors, show you the process of building boat in dhow style from start to the end, various woods used for it, technique, costs etc. Visit local village museum to learn more about everyday life, tools, local food that you can also try it for your lunch. Go in to the village and see how the local village weddings are performed in the Islamic and traditional ways, ladies decorations, clothing etc. Have a talk with local woman about maternity attendants. Learn more about Swahili way of delivering babies.
Jozani forest tour
The Jozani forest reserve, lies between Chawaka bay and Uzi bay and it is the only remaining natural forest of Unguja and represents a very important refuge for the fauna of the island. The most interesting animals include the rare red Collobus monkey, two small antelope species (Zanzibar duiker and sunni) and the small Zanzibar leopard. A day out in the Jozani forest reserve is no doubt a well worth while and rewarding experience.
It may not have a particularly romantic name, but Stone Town is the old city and cultural heart of Zanzibar, little changed in the last 200 years. It is a place of winding alleys, bustling bazaars, mosques and grand Arab houses whose original owners vied with each other over the extravagance of their dwellings. This one-upmanship is particularly reflected in the brass-studded, carved, wooden doors – there are more than 500 different examples of this handiwork. You can spend many idle hours and days just wandering through the fascinating labyrinth of narrow streets and alleyways.
Situated on the southern point of the island, Kizimkazi fishing village is home to several schools of bottle-nosed dolphins and Humpback dolphins, which can often be sighted following a short boat trip from the village. If you are lucky, you may be able to swim quite close to the dolphins, which can be a very rewarding experience. We are doing this trip in the afternoon to avoid the crowds of tourists in the morning, which in big numbers disturbing the dolphins. Kizimkazi is also the site of a 12th century mosque, the earliest evidence of Islam in East Africa, and is thus worth a visit for both natural and cultural reasons.
Prison Island Boat Trip
It is a relaxing excursion that takes half-day to this beautiful island from Stone Town. Although it was originally built as a prison it was never put into use. Later it was used as a quarantine of slaves for the whole of East Africa. The remnants of the built are still visible. The island offers a stunning view of Stone Town. There is very beautiful minor sandy beach where swimming in the crystal waters is marvelous. The coral reefs surrounding the island provide an opportunity for snorkelling. This is also a home of the giant tortoise, which is now under strict conservation. A short-guided tour around the island will provide the real picture.
Safari Blue – “The best boat excursion in Zanzibar”
Safari Blue departs from the fishing village of Fumba in South West Zanzibar and we will take you to see the dolphins, sandbanks, islands and coral reefs of Menai Bay, a beautiful conservation area. Safari Blue is a full day trip and includes use of top quality snorkelling equipment with guides and instructors, ice cold sodas, mineral water and beers, a delicious Zanzibar seafood lunch with grilled fish and slipper lobster, gastronomic fruit tasting, coffee and Amarula liqueur. There is also an opportunity to sail in an “Ngalawa” – a traditional outrigger canoe, swim in a stunning mangrove lagoon and climb a huge and ancient baobab tree. We around the day off by returning to Fumba by traditional lateen sail.
Wedding on Zanzibar – NEW
Make your dream come true and get married on paradise island of Zanzibar. Let us make your wedding unforgettable. Have a wedding on board of traditional dhow, enjoy wedding entertainment, local dances and drummers as your escorts, take a break for wonderful lunch, follow Zanzibar wedding tradition and finish your day with romantic sunset cruise with more music on board, enjoy snacks and local fruits, enjoy having a party for two or with your family and friends, before returning to wedding suite in your hotel.
North Coast – Nungwi
A full day excursion to the extreme north of the island via Marahubi and Mvuleni where you can visit the Portuguese Ruins. There are a number of very interesting things to see and do including the traditional fishing village itself with resident speaking a peculiar Swahili dialect. Then the turtle aquarium with various species. A traditional boat yard and local market are amazing. At the end of the walk you can either relax on the sandy beaches or go swimming in the natural sea. Lunch and refreshments are arranged there to taste local delicacies or international food.
Sailing Safaris – NEW excursion
Sailing is magical when you are on board of traditional boat “dhow”, made by skillful locals. You can choose one of the many new trips with “dhow” that we prepared for you. It is going to be time to relax, enjoy and to let us spoil you on luxury cruise to Tumbatu Island, on “Sunset Cruise” or on “Honey Moon Special”. If you prefer action then try snorkelling trips to Kendwa Coral Garden or Mnemba Island or Tumbatu Island or try your skills in Sport Fishing. Enjoy unforgettable group dhow party with your friends or just simple let us know your wishes and we will organize “dhow trip” the way you want. We will take care of safety, comfort and atmosphere, you just need to bring your smile and enjoy in unforgettable dhow experience.
OTHER ACTIVITIES IN ZANZIBAR
- BIG GAME FISHING – expansive fishing grounds ideal for game fishing
- DIVING – one of the best diving sites in the world are found in Zanzibar
- SNORKELLING – clear waters very rich in unspoiled coral reefs
- SAILING – sailing for fun takes you back in time during the days of booming Persia – Zanzibar trade…
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