The history of Zanzibar would be incomplete without
the cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper and
spices which brought the Sultans of Oman. These spices
can be seen in the plantations just outside Zanzibar
town, and Our Spice Tour gives you in-depth information
about spice, organically grown herbs and 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.
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
Stone Town has gifts shops with plenty of souvenirs and
handicrafts to choose from. 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. Prison island lies just off the
Old Stone Town and is home to giant tortoises imported
from the Seychelles. Prison Island boast of 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.
There is a small restaurant in Prison Island where you
can enjoy freshly caught fish.
This is not fishing in a modern fishing vessel with
the latest in reels and rods and a fighting chair as
well! In this Zanzibar excursion you earn an opportunity
to sail out to sea with a Zanzibar fisherman on 'Ngalawas'
- local fishing 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
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
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 desturbing 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.
The trip includes transport, guide, boat, snorkeling
equipment and lunch.
In this excursion you will let us sail
you away on a magical sunset cruise in a Zanzibari local
dhow vessel to end your day. The
sunset cruise excursion leaves Stone Town in the late afternoon to
cruise along the Zanzibar coast.
As the dhow sail you will be served with
sodas, drinking water, and early evening breeze
will encourage you to sink back into the dhow bench and
enjoy the romance of Africa while the sun sets down with
its beautiful orange colors.
Onboard our dhow, our safari guide will answer
any questions that you may have. You will come back
to the shore at 1830hrs and head back to your hotel.
Chumbe Island Coral Park is situated 8 miles southwest of Zanzibar
Town. It is an
uninhabited island dominated by coral rag forest and
bordered, on its western shore, by a fringing coral reef
of exceptional biodiversity and beauty. The island was gazetted in 1994 as a protected area by
the Government of Zanzibar. Lots of activities are
waiting for you on and around Chumbe Island.
The Island features undisturbed forest
and is surrounded by a virgin coral reef,
Chumbe Island Coral Park has
more than 200 pieces of pristine stone corals, about
400 species of fish and turtles & dolphins regularly
For a day trip not more than 14 pax are allowed on the park. Here you will do guided walking in the small
forest, snorkel, swimming, lunch and relax.
For an overnight accommodation on Chumbe Island, there
bungalows brilliantly designed to provide
both privacy and a sense of freedom of living in the
open (honeymooners love them), but any individual with a
passion for natural beauty will find these bungalows
captivating beyond measure.