Zanzibar Excursions

Historical Town Tours- 3-5 Hours

The tour starts from wherever the client wants to be picked up. One gets a comprehensive view of the Stone Town, it's sand and stone ancient built houses, some of them have Arab/Indian carved doors and the architecture which helps to make Zanzibar famous. The tour visits; City market which was opened in 1904, where tropical fruits, vegetables, spices and fresh fish from the island are sold , the Anglican Church of Christ which was built by Bishop Steers in 1873 on the side of the Old Slave Market. Moving along the sea front we come to the Jamituri Gardens where you can spend your evenings leisurely watching the brilliant sunset while you are enjoying the locally made dishes, the Africa House formerly known as English Club and then come to Tippu Tip house, (A notorious slave trader). We round up our tour by taking you to the museum of Natural History and Peace Memorial Museum.

Spice Tours (3-4 Hours)

Zanzibar is also known as "The Island of Spices", whose name evokes a romantic past embalmed in the aroma of cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and lemon grass. This tour starts with a drive through a profusion of greenery in the countryside seeing, smelling and tasting a variety of mouth-watering tropical seasonal fruits, some examples are: jack fruit, pineapple, banana, green coconut (madafu), dourian, love apple (matufaa), litche (shoki-shoki), soursop (mabungo) and starfruit (carambola).

Prison Island Tours (2-3 Hours)

Prison Island or Changuu Island is the middle island of the three visible from the Stone Town, it takes approximately 30 minutes to get there by boat. The prison on this island was built in 1893, which was later used as a quarantine Hospital, it has a frangipani lined path around the island where the former patients took their evening walks. Apart from the Prison ruins you can also see the beautiful peacocks and the enormous giant tortoises some of which are over a 100 years old.

Jozani Forest Tour (3-4 Hours)

Jozani Forest lies 35kms South-East of Zanzibar Town with an area of about 1,000 hectares, it is a natural forest where long ago you could find leopards and antelopes. At present it is the habitat for the Red Colobus Monkeys (Colobus badius kirkii) and the Blue Sykes Monkey. The Red Colobus monkey is one of the most endangered and rarest species in the world, they are very friendly creatures and love to be photographed and can be viewed at close quarters by the help of your guide.

Dolphin Tour (3-4 Hours)

The drive from town to the South takes one hours. On your way you might get a chance to see the famous Red Colobus Monkeys of the Jozani Forest. Kizimkazi fishing village is the home of several schools of the bottle-nosed dolphins, here you are taken by boat out into the sea to view the dolphins and if lucky will be able to swim quite close to them as they are very friendly and playful, Kizimkazi is also the site of a 12th Century Mosque, the earliest evidence of Islam in East Africa.

Sunset Dhow Cruise (3-4Hours)

This tour starts an hour before sunset, the guests are picked from their hotels and transferred to thee drop off point at the sea front, where the guests then board the dhow.
The skilled crew on board take the dhow about 1 km away from the shore by means of an engine, once out in the sea the engine is shut off and during a tense moment the skillful crew put up the sail, when the sail is in favor of the wind, the guest can sit back and relax enjoying the peacefulness of the ocean, as the dhow glides through the water, you can watch the wonder of the fiery golden sun setting beyond the horizon (while savoring a glass of chilled wine) .

Tour to the North (4-5 Hours)

This trip leads you through the Mangapwani cave which is a 30minute drive from Zanzibar town, up to 1911 the cave was a secret hideout from which the slaves were illegally led out to the sea through a secret passage and then transported by dhow after the official closure of the Slave Market in June 1873. The tour then proceeds to Nungwi in the North of Zanzibar which is an hour’s drive from the cave. Nungwi has crystal clear waters an excellent place for diving, snorkeling, swimming and sunbathing. As Zanzibar is a turtle conservation area you will be able to see the natural turtle aquarium here.
In this tour we also take you to a site where local villagers build dhows and boats to date using traditional tools.

Bawe Island (2-3Hours)

Yet another of the Island off Zanzibar town, smaller Bawe also has breath taking marine life and
is also excellent for snorkeling.

Diving in Zanzibar’s South East Coast (1 Day)

Our diving excursions in Zanzibar are located in Paje on the wonderful South East coast of Zanzibar Island. Away from the overcrowded beaches of Kiwengwa, Nungwi, and Kendwa, Paje is renown for its stunning beaches, unspoilt village life, small sized guesthouses and lodges. The stretch reaching from kizimkazi (south point of island, famous for dolphin spotting) through jambiani, paje, bwejuu, dongwe to michamvi (which is situated on the eastern tip of chwaka bay), is often refered to as the secret coast of zanzibar, where the real identity of the island is still preserved and untouched from mass tourism.

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