The three – hours guided tour begins and ends up at your hotel where you will walk/driven to the city market that opened in 1904. Here you will be able to see and buy tropical fruits, fresh spices, exotic soap bars, or other traditional “house holding” items. You will also feel the pulse of Zanzibar and hear different dialects being spoken by the people at the market…
From there we proceed to the Anglican Church of Christ built by Bishop Steers in 1874 on the site of old slave market. You will see the room where slaves were kept (slave chambers) before reaching the auction table in the Old slave market. From there you go for the National Museum of Zanzibar that opened 1925, to see many interesting relics from the time of the Sultans and the early explores. Your guide will also take you for a drive along the beach road up to Forodhani Gardens where you will see the Old British Consulate (the house where the body of late Dr. Living stone was kept and later sent to Britain). Also the Arab Fort built (1700), the House of Wonders (built in 1883) National Museum of Zanzibar, High Court Building, Old German Consulate, Africa House – (former English Club) Tip Tip House, Kelele Square, Old British Consulate, Orphanage Home, Old Fort, Forodhani Gardens, House of Wonders (Current National Museum), Sultan Palace (Palace Museum) former French Hotel in Zanzibar, Custom House, Old Dispensary, Old Harbor will be among the topics of this guided tour in Zanzibar. Extend your tour to include a visit to one of Zanzibar’s many exotic spice farms.n content area
Tropical fruits, spices and other rare plants are among the different vegetation you will be able to see in this guided tour. It is not only a tour but also a rare experience to realize why Zanzibar are called the “Spice Island”.
Get the magical smells and taste the varieties of tropical fruit s and spices as well as seeing the local peoples at their pulse. The tour starts with a drive through a profusion of greenery in the countryside seeing, smelling and tasting a variety of spices and mouthwatering tropical seasonal fruits such as jack fruit, pineapple, banana, green coconut juice, dourian, love apple, litche, soursop and so on. Spices such as cloves, cardamon, cinnamon, black pepper, turmeric, vanilla, and nutmeg – are as exotic as the flavor! A full tour involves much more than spices, and you will also have a chance to see the iodine plant, henna bush, ylang-ylang, the lipstick tree, cocoa, and coffee trees amongst others.
Starting the excursion from your hotel in the morning takes you first to the port, and then with a small boat out to the small island off the western coast of Zanzibar. This historical Island was formerly owned by an Arab and used for the confinement of refractory slaves.
General Mathews and the jail (goal) which still stands was built in 1893 and hence the name “Prison Island”. There you can see and feed Aldabra’s giant turtles that were brought by the Sultan Said Majid, visit the old slave prison ruins, swim, sunbathing and snorkeling. Today this island has a small bar where you can get refreshments and a beach resort for tourists. Extend your tour to include a visit to one of Zanzibar’s mystic sandbank islands.
Extend your Prison Island trip to include the magic of Pange Island (Sandbank). This a “nowhere” island that twice a day disappear into the crystalline water by high tide. It is a relaxing place where you can go snorkeling to uncover the treasures of the Indian Ocean, or just enjoy a delightful lunch with a variety of local fruits, beverages and snacks. We will provide you with the necessary equipment. We also arrange Sandbank tours out from other destinations like Fumba, Nungwi, Paje or Matemwe.
You will be starting your day with a drive from your hotel to Fumba village, south west of Stone Town. Fumba is the most convenient location for exploring the wildlife, isolated sandbanks and rugged island scenery of the Menai Bay Conservation Area Safari Blue is a full day boat trip in traditional hand-built sailing dhows finished to the very highest standards of comfort and safety. General Mathews and the jail (goal) which sThe day includes dolphin watching, guided snorkeling with top quality Cressi snorkelling equipment, ice cold sodas, mineral water and beer. Lunch is served at our deserted island restaurant and includes a delicious Zanzibari seafood lunch with grilled fish and slipper lobster, gastronomic fruit tasting, coffee and Amarula liqueur. Take a swim through the mangrove lagoon forest, a sail in a ngalawa, climb an ancient baobab tree and then finish the day off by returning to Fumba by traditional sail. You will be equipped with necessary equipment.
Coconut Palms, Thatching, Baskets, Weaving, pottery, Grinding Millets, rice, Coconut Rope Making, Coconut Palm Climbing, Local Cuisine Cooking, Zanzibar Aroma and Incense, Construction of local Homes, Bread Making, Spices, Banana Plantations, Seasonal Fruits, Local Koran Schools, Local Traditional Music/Songs and Dancers. The four-hour guided tour begins and ends at your hotel where you will be driven to FUONI on outskirts of Zanzibar Town. On this tour you will get to know the true culture of the Zanzibari life. At your last stop you will be welcomed by drumbeats with traditional drums and beat. You will enjoy some refreshing fruits of the season and mineral water before you are challenged to participate in the drum session.
If you are a beginner or an experiences diver, or if you always had a dream of taking a scuba diving course, then Zanzibar the place to experience the underwater world by being one of the words best places to dive. The crystal-clear tropical waters surrounding the islands of Zanzibar are home to some of the world’s most diverse sea life and colorful reefs. We have contacts with all serious dive centers, and also many hotels with their own in-house dive center
If you are a beginner or an experienced kiter Zanzibar is the perfect place for your kiting experience. You find perfect conditions both for the once that want to learn, and for the highly experienced once. Shallow waters, sandy bottoms and constant winds are what Zanzibar has to offer. The reef protects the inside and gives amazing waves to surf in.
In Zanzibar we can offer a magnificent 9-hole, 18-tee course will include exquisite fairways, a natural water feature, elevation changes and natural tropical colors and terrain with majestic coconut palms and with exquisite views of the Indian Ocean. A perfect setting for a World Class course – and the only one on the island of Zanzibar.
There are a couple of places in Zanzibar with horses where both adults and children can go horseback riding. A unique horseback adventure in exotic locations. Especially popular are for sure the sunset horseback riding on the beach.