Zanzibar attracts visitors in search of glorious white sand beaches, warm turquoise sea, fantastic diving and rich cultural heritage. It is home to Stone Town, an intriguing old city of narrow, winding alleyways and stone coral buildings, which is full of atmosphere and immensely beautiful. Visitors to Zanzibar typically spend their time diving, snorkelling, swimming and exploring the beaches.
Stone Town Tour
The 19th century Arab-style Stone Town contains many of the islands palaces and other historical buildings, and our tour includes all the highlights, including the House of Wonders, the Sultans Palaces, the Fort, the museum, the site of the of the former slave market, Living stone House, where the famous explorer stayed before starting his expeditions into the African interior, and the Central Market where the cosmopolitan blend of Zanzibar culture can be experienced at its most vivid.
Guaranteed to awaken your sense, we’ll go beyond stone town to the wish and fragrant plantations in the heart of Zanzibar Island. The history of Zanzibar would be incomplete without the opportunity to pick, smell and savour fruits and spices which you have probably never seen on the supermarket shelf. Cloves, Cocoa, Coffee, Cinnamon, Elephant leaf, Grapefruit, Cardamom, Nutmeg,, Jack fruit, and many more. We also see local “lipstick tree” Shampoo tree and the quinine tree which provided the cure for malaria. During the tour we will enjoy a special lunch where many local fruits and spices are served with the unique lemon-grass tea.
Jozani natural forest reserve is to the rare Red Colobus Monkey which is endemic to Zanzibar. This monkeys are full of character & roam freely. They can also be seen at very close quarters just outside the reserve’s perimeter and are incredibly photogenic and Jozani is home to other species including Tyke's Monkey’s , small buck & Bush-pigs Jozani has a an excellent natural trail.
We travel by small boat to the nearby Prison Island, the site of a jail originally built to punish wayward slaves. Today, this beautiful island is laden with scented frangipani trees and inhabited by giant tortoises. We enjoy sunbathing on the quiet beach, swimming and snorkeling). Lunch is included.) On the way Zanzibar Town skyline at sunset- perfect for photographs.
East Coast Excursion
We spend the whole day on the famous East Coast of Zanzibar island. We can explore the coral reefs (snorkeling equipment is available for hire), visit local fishing villages, or simply relax on fine white sands under classic tropical palms. On the way to the coast we stop to Jozani Forest Reserve to watch the rare Red Colobus Monkeys. (Lunch on the beach included.)
We journey by traditional boat to discover the smaller islands offshore from Zanzibar island, enjoying the peace of the Indian Ocean and the emptiness of the deep blur skies overhead. Lunch and refreshments are served on board by our crew members.
Come and enjoy a wonderful day with excellent care and hospitality. You will visit our local house meet and greet local people, you will have opportunity to see our local bed which is important during the birth and death. Get study how we cook, make fishing traps, local kerosin lamp, cooking port by clay, local bed, plating hair, hena painting, Zanzibar Furniture, Visiting Qur-an School, build local house and many more.
We drive to the southern point of the island where Kizimkazi fishing village is home to several schools of bottle and nosed dolphin which can often be sighted followed a short boat trip from the village if you’re lucky, you may be able to swim quite close to the dolphins which can be a very rewarding experience. Kizimkazi is also the site of a 12th century mosque the earlier evidence of Islam in East Africa.