EXCLUSIVE ZANZIBAR TOUR
A half day walking guided tour of historical Stone Town starting with pick up from your hotel.
Our guide will take you on a walk around the jumbling colorful alleys of Stone Town, passing palaces and Arabian residences with beautifully carved wooden doors. Cinnamon sticks, cardamom, cloves and all imaginable spices can be bought in the clamorous Darajani Market. The old fort will be visited and if we are lucky some local artists will entertain us for a while.
We will also see the House of Wonders, The Old Catholic church, the former slave market and the local fruit market “Markit” in Kiswahili. You may go shopping at the end.
Come with us to the countryside, meet the locals in their farm activities and explore the reason why Zanzibar is referred to as the Spice Island.
Spices have always been imperative on Zanzibar and in the late 19th century spices was the main income for the island. Today about 15 farms are grooving spices to be used in the Zanzibar cuisine and for cosmetics and medicine. Spices are important on the island and Zanzibar is the world’s largest exporter of cloves.
During this 3 hours guided tour in the spice farm in the Kijichi area, you will see, smell and taste spices such as cloves, cardamoms, cinnamon, vanilla, pepper and ginger. You will also see lots of tropical fruits and herbal plants. We assure you will be overwhelmed with the intensity of all the smells and flavours!
It can go extra to the west coast Mangapwani slave caves and relax shortly on the white sandy beach and can swim if tide permits. This will be a full day Spice and Mangapwani slave caves Tours.
Spice Tour can be done together with Stone Town Tour, Prison Island Tour, Jozani Forest Tour and also the Dolphin Tour to be a full day out.
Locally made food with spices from the farm can be served at the plantation.
PRISON / CHANGUU ISLAND TOUR IN ZANZIBAR.
Zanzibar Prison Island Tour:Zanzibar Giant Tortoise:Prison island:Short Day boat Trip in Zanzibar.
Prison Island a historical island 30 minutes off stone town by motor boat.
The island was meant to be a prison to discipline the cruel slaves but before that it turned to be a quarantine from serious ailments for the East African traders and sailors before the giant tortoise were introduced which were brought from Seychelles as a reward to the Zanzibar state to which take a big interest to visitors to the island now.They are big, old and friendly land tortoise to welcome you take pictures as you would like.
You can have a cold drink in the prison which is now a standard bar and restaurant taking time enjoying the island breeze with your friends and family with your guide giving more of the history.
After the walk around you still have the option to go for a short snorkeling as your boat is there waiting for you.
Its a short time visit but if need to stay longer as well or over night at the very nice 4 star resort up there.This tour is normally a half day trip or to make it better can join with spice or stone town tour to make it more valued long day out.
SAFARI BLUE: ZANZIBAR SAFARI BLUE EXCURSION
Zanzibar Safari Blue:
The fantastic Zanzibar day out since 2005.Full day Zanzibar Safari Blue tour in the south coast Fumba village.Board the sailing motorized dhow to the crystal clear shallow waters to spot dolphins,snorkeling around the sandbank,swimming in a lagoon,BBQ sea food lunch on the beach with fruits and all drinks.Lobsters,prawns,cray fish,calamari,calamari,tuna,king fish all available.
Snorkeling gears available and a snorkeling guide with you all the times.For those who don't wish to swim can relax on the sandbank where shade is provided with refreshments.
Eat,Drink and relax on the beach before the Latin sail back to the shore for your safe ride back to the hotel by 1700.
Zanzibar’s brilliant white beaches lapped by the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean provide the perfect place to relax, soak up the sun and take a break from some busy sightseeing.
The beaches in Zanzibar are a paradise, interspersed with picturesque fishing villages, where the people live a simple way of life, unchanged over the years. There are more than 25 fantastic beaches in Zanzibar, and some are so peaceful and remote that the only noise breaking the silence is likely to be the ocean.
WHITE SANDS AND ISLETS ABOUND
At the northern tip of the island is Nungwi, approached by a road lined by banana palms, mangroves and coconut trees. This is the dhow building capital of Zanzibar island, so it is a good place to see traditional craftsmen at work.
On the west coast of Zanzibar, Mangapwani beach is worth a visit, and to the east are the beaches of Matemwe, Pwani Mchangani, Kiwengwa, Uroa, Bwejuu and Jambiani, all with stretches of beautiful white sands.
Zanzibar also boasts several small offshore islands which are ideal for a day-trip. Prison (or Changu) island is the most popular with tourists because it is only a short trip from Stone Town. Originally, it was used by Arabs to detain recalcitrant slaves, and then a jail was built by the British, but it was never actually used. Visitors to Zanzibar will notice a large population of ancient Aldabra tortoises. Other islets near to Stone Town are Chapwani, Chumbe and Bawe.