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.
half-day trip includes transport, guide, entrance
fees and a superb lunch.
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!
Stone Town has some excellent gifts shops with
plenty of souvenirs and handicrafts to choose
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
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.
The half-day or day trip includes the boat ride,
entrance fees and snorkeling equipment.
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.
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!
The half-day or day trip includes
the boat ride, fishing guide, local fishing gear,
fruits and soft drinks.
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.
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.
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.
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
The trip includes transport, guide, boat, snorkeling
equipment and lunch.
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!
day trip includes the transfer from Stonetown, motorboat/sailboat,
guide, snorkeling equipment and lunch.
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