Zanzibar - Activities
The history of Zanzibar would be incomplete without the cloves,
nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper and many other spices which brought
the Sultans of Oman and the beginnings of the infamous slave
trade. 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 indepth information
not only about spices, but also herbs and a detailed
description about their uses in medicine cosmetics and cooking.
We will show you
the traditional natural herbal medicine plants and their uses,
herbal creams and beauty products produced of his organically
grown spices and herbs. After the tour we invite for an opulent
lunch, where you can taste the spices and fruits you saw before.
This is also the cheapest place to purchase spices and spice
The 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 from. A
guided walk through this colorful 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 daytrip includes the guide and all entrance
fees except of Palace Museum. This Tour is good to combine
with the Spice Tour.
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 snorkelling, 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.
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 dhow's heading out to sea with
full mast. These elegant vessels have voyaged across the Indian
Ocean for hundreds of years and whilst the crew are busy preparing
fishing nets the timelessness of this tradition will carry
you far from the modern world's pace. We will equippe 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 daytrip includes the boat ride, fishing guide,
local fishing gear, fruits and softdrinks.
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.
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.
we start this tour on a local fisherboat (ngalawa) in a lagoon
north of Bwejuu, which offers fine snorkelling grounds on
the reef. Later we will have a local lunch at a fishermen
In the afternoon we will visit the Chwaka Bay, a newly established
National Reserve, famous for it's huge mangrove forest and
it's population of endangered seabirds. On a boat trip through
the mangroves you can sometimes see seaturtles.
The daytrip includes transport, guide, snorkelling equipment,
lunch, boat ride.
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 which, in big
numbers disturb the dolphins, and we are proud of this
dolphin-friendly approach! 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
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