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Prison Island Tour City Tour Spice Tour Jozani Forest Tour combined Snorkel and Mangrove Tour local game fishing Jambiani Village Tour and mystical caves Dolphin Tour


Spice Tour

The history of Zanzibar would be incomplete without the cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper and many other spices which brought the Sultans of Oman. They can be seen in the plantations just outside Zanzibar town, and a good tour includes opportunities to dazzle the senses with fresh spices. We have developed a special Spice Tour with in depth information not only about spices, but also organically grown herbs and a detailed description about their traditional uses in medicine cosmetics and cooking. After the tour we invite for an opulent lunch, where you can taste the spices and fruits. This is also the cheapest place to purchase spices and spice oils.

cacao

The half-day trip includes transport, guide, entrance fees and a superb lunch.

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HISTORICAL CITY TOUR

This tour takes you through fabled Stone Town, where history appears to stand still. With visits to the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum (People's Palace), Dr Livingston's House and the Arab Fort amongst others, it is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar. You will see Zanzibar's bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques! 

house of Wonders


Stone Town has some excellent gifts shops with plenty of souvenirs and handicrafts to choose from. A guided walk through this colourful and alternating city with tour guide Jumma,  who knows funny, but also cruel stories to tell about life of the old times in Stonetown. 
The half day trip includes the guide and all entrance fees except of Palace Museum. This Tour is good to combine with the Spice Tour.

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PRISON ISLAND BOAT TRIP

Earning its name as a former prison for slaves and a quarantine station for Zanzibar and the mainland nowadays the island gives you the chance to escape for some peace and quiet. The island lies just off the Old Stone Town and is home to giant tortoises that were imported from the Seychelles in the late 19th century. It is fringed with a beautiful coral reef, ideal for snorkeling, and has a lovely white beach for sunbathing. The island is ideal for a day trip with refreshments available throughout the day. It also has a small restaurant where you can enjoy freshly caught fish.

turtles on Prison Island


The half-day or day trip includes the boat ride, entrance fees and snorkeling equipment.

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MYSTICAL CAVES

Since centuries the belief in magic and ....is in the roots of the Africans, who settled in Zanzibar. They used caves in the coral rag to prey and do ceremonies, and until today they do so. But even without these fascinating facts these holy caves are from touristy interest. Stalactites and Stalagmites, different chambers and a groundwater pool making it worth a visit.
The half day trip with bicycles leads through the coral rag.

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LOCAL GAME FISHING

Forget fishing in a modern fishing vessel with the latest in reels and rods and a fighting chair as well! We offer you the unique opportunity to sail out to sea with a Zanzibari fisherman and show you what 'fishing for a living' is really all about. Setting sail from one of East Africa's oldest wafts, the horizon is dotted with ngalawas, local fisher boats with outriggers, heading out to sea with full mast.. We will equip you with simple fishing gear, with what locals are even catching kingfish, yellow fin tuna, barracuda and grouper. A real adventure!

marlin

The half-day or day trip includes the boat ride, fishing guide, local fishing gear, fruits and soft drinks.

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JOZANI FOREST TOUR

The Jozani Forest is the home of the red colobus monkey, a rare species found only in Zanzibar. These monkeys are full of character, and roam freely. But Jozani is also home to other species including Sykes monkey's, small buck, chameleon and bush pigs. The elusive Zanzibar leopard (last sited several years ago) is said to feed here at night - perhaps this is why the reserve is only open during the day?! Jozani has an excellent nature trail and the guides are well trained and informative. A walk through this impressive flora and fauna is one of the highlights Zanzibar has to offer.

red collobus monkey


The half-day trip includes the transport, entrance fee (8 US$) and the guide. It is easy to combine this trip with the Jambiani Village Tour or the Spice Tour
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In Jambiani, a fishermen village on the East coast of Zanzibar, we offer a cultural village tour to visit villagers working in different professions. Our guide tells about the history of the village, you will visit a traditional herbalist, who will show you the local medicines, herbs and their uses, a visit to a local organically  plantation on coral stone, where farmers cultivate under difficult circumstances, and seaweed farms run by woman. A good chance to learn about the unique culture and the diverse environment of Zanzibar's villages and to meet the friendly Waswahili people. We will show you real life, not images designed for tourists.

DOLPHIN TOUR

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.

dolphins


The trip includes transport, guide, boat, snorkeling equipment and lunch.

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UNGUJA UKUU BOAT TRIP

The lush green West coast of Zanzibar shows the diversity of the different environments of Zanzibar. This very special boat trip starts in Unguja Ukuu, far off the tourist tracks; we are heading to the small islands, Miwi and Nianembe or Kwale in the protected Menai Bay, where you are shown the unique flora and fauna of Zanzibar's tropical islands. Often you can see big groups of dolphins. There are unspoiled beaches with glooming white sands, perfect for relaxation, and the sea around the islands is very good for snorkeling. We’ll arrange a barbecue with fresh caught fish, local dishes and tropical fruits. Do not miss this!
The day trip includes the transfer from Stonetown, motorboat/sailboat, 
guide, snorkeling equipment and lunch.

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