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Safari Blue Adventure

Sail to Kwale Island in a traditional dhow sailboat on a tour from Fumba Village, and enjoy a full day of snorkeling coral formations, exploring mangroves, Climb a centuries-old baobob tree and swimming a natural lagoon with clear green water. You’ll sit down to a special grilled lunch of lobster, crab, squid, octopus, and tuna with Zanzibar-style sauces, then enjoy a spread of fresh tropical fruits. This full-day trip to Kwale Island is a perfect chance to see Zanzibar at its most pristine, traveling under sail for a truly authentic island experience.

Jozani Forest Tour

Explore And Watch for red colobus monkeys as you walk through the Jozani Forest Reserve, where you’ll join with our Experienced Professional Tour guide – a guided nature tour of the sanctuary. Learn how Zanzibar’s wildlife evolved in isolation from the mainland, follow a boardwalk through a mangrove swamp, and walk between towering eucalyptus and mahogany trees that provide essential habitat for native birds. Both morning and afternoon departures are available for this Jozani Forest Reserve tour, with pickup and drop-off at Zanzibar hotels.

What You Can Expect

Head to the south of the island of Zanzibar, where the Jozani Forest awaits you. Take a 3 hours guided tour through its stunning scenery, experiencing the wonder and delight of your natural surroundings. The forest is home to a number of endemic species, including the Zanzibar red colobus monkey. The mangrove boardwalk takes you above the swamp, where, depending on the tide, you can see Indian Ocean tropical fish flitting between the mangrove roots and crabs scuttling across the mud.

 

Experienced Professional Tour guide will take you on a nature trail, lined with eucalyptus and mahogany trees, and explain the medicinal properties of various plants. As you walk, learn about the animals, birds, and reptiles that make their home in the various habitats of this tropical rainforest.

Additional information

  •  Tour may be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  •  A moderate amount of walking is involved
  •  Not recommended for participants with back problems
  •  Not wheelchair accessible
  •  Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
  •  Bookings can only be accepted for persons under 15 years of age when accompanied by an adult who will be responsible for them.

Tumbatu Cultural Village Tour

The inhabitants of Tumbatu island on the North-East coast of Zanzibar lives an isolated life and the island is powered entirely by solar panels, allowing them to be independent. Everyone who is not from Tumbatu, even people from Zanzibar, needs a written permit by the village eldest to enter the island. This trip is a rare opportunity to experience something really authentic.

 

Highlights

 Visiting the center of dhow building activities in Zanzibar

 Explore the huge and old baobab trees about 900 year of age

 Get the opportunity to visit and discover tradition and cultural activities

 Visiting Shirazi built – the first stone building in the entire region in the 11th century

 Coral Gardens snorkeling

 

What You Can Expect

Tumbatu Island is a dagger wedge shaped and the third-largest island 14sq km lying North west of Unguja Island together making up Zanzibar, part of Tanzania in east Africa. It is about 30 minutes by boat from Mkokotoni and 1 hour from Nungwi. There are two common villages namely, Jongowe and Kichangani, both have an estimated 20,000 number of peoples living in and is surrounded reef rocks and corals that making it somewhat isolated from the rest of Zanzibar, even though its southern shore is only two kilometers (1.2 miles) from Mkokotoni on Unguja. Tumbatus are famed for their pride and safe guarding the Swahili traditions of which they strictly conserve. Historically who belong to the Shiraz ethnic group claim descent from Persian royalty which reputedly arrived in the ninth century, and there are important ruins at Makutani in the southeast of the island which were once one of Zanzibar’s main settlements.

 

While exploring the beauty of this island you will have the opportunity to visit and discover tradition and cultural activities of the peoples experience, such as Voodoo a local horoscope search that peoples use on their problems solving, business wise, good luck disease and other superstitions believes, tools used on this searching is a smoothly piece of wood with sands and little sharp pointed stick, after you will have a chance to visit a Baobab trees about 900 year of age. Take a short break of your leisure before sailing back to your hotel for over night.

safaris

3 Days Big Five Tanzania Safari

Would you like to follow in the footsteps of Tanzania’s wild animals while traversing the most interesting area of Tanzania in an off-road vehicle? 3 Days Big Five Safari From Zanzibar is at your fingertips! Marvel at the flora and fauna from Tanzania.

As part of this trip, we will visit as many as 3 National Parks in just 3 days! With a bit of luck, we can see all the big five of Africa whose representatives are: the African savanna elephant, lion, African buffalo, leopard and black rhinoceros

3 Days Big Five Safari From Zanzibar via Arusha will combine Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Manyara National Park and Tarangire National Park.

Manyara National Park

Manyara National Park derived its name from a plant called Euphorbia Tirucalli, known as Emanyara in Maasai Language. The Maasai used this plant to cover their bomas (hedges). The park is perhaps most renowned for its famous tree-climbing lions. You can see a variety of habitats and diverse animals and birds.

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park is a national park in Tanzania’s Manyara Region. The name of the park originates from the Tarangire River that crosses the park. The Tarangire River is the primary source of fresh water for wild animals in the Tarangire Ecosystem during the annual dry season.

Nungwi Cultural Village Tour

Nungwi Village is located on the north coast of Zanzibar, there is a white sandy beach which is very conductive for swimming and beach relaxation. You will have a chance to visit the beaches and villages on the northern edge of Zanzibar on a half-day tour to Nungwi Beach where you’ll have free time to explore and play. You will also visit the aquariums, turtles sanctuaries, Nungwi Fish Market, and a place where traditional dhows are built.

Highlights

 Visit the dhow building capital of Zanzibar

 Visit & Swim at Mnarani Natural Aquarium (Turtle Sanctuary)

 Relax on a broad beach lined with palm trees

 Ideal choice for families

 Option to book a range of watersports

 

What You Can Expect

Nungwi Cultural Village Tour mainly focuses on Cultural village visit of the Nungwi Village, sight seeing and free time to relax at the white sand beach of the north. The best time to visit is in the early morning when the fish market is in full swing – depending on the catch the previous night you might see Tuna, King Fish, Dorado and a variety of other large fish for sale. In the mornings local fishermen (and women) wade out to the edge of the coral reef to catch a number of different small sea creatures including squid, octopus, puffer fish and the occasional ray – their catch will be sold at the fish market throughout the day.

 

At Nungwi there are number of very interesting things to see and do including, the natural aquarium in which is a home endangered sea turtles and a variety of fish. The aquarium itself is a natural formation carved out from the coral bedrock by the erosion of millions of waves crashing against the shore. The depth of the water rises and falls with the tides providing a natural environment for its inhabitants.

 

While watching the white sails of the Dhows go by, you might wonder how these impressive boats are made. The Nungwi Boat Yard is a riveting (if you’ll pardon the pun) experience where you’ll meet the ship yard owner and learn how the dhows are built; from the sourcing of the wood to the joints used and how they are launched.

 

Please note that the boat building tour is only available as part of the Nungwi Village Tour. Please also be aware that the village is the home and workplace of the local population and we ask you to respect their privacy – it is always best to ask before taking pictures. At the end of the walk you can either relax on the sandy beaches or go swimming in the natural sea. Lunch and refreshments are arranged there to taste local delicacies or international food.

Zanzibar Traditional Cooking Class

Warmly welcome to join our Zanzibar traditional cooking class, with originality from our ancestors, all the cooking tools are copied from our old times when our grandparents enjoyed good days with food around coastal of Zanzibar. Cooking class with vegetable and spices harvesting in the farm will give you insight of uses of spices in the food and also as medicines! The lessons are extremely informative and full of learning and practical time.

 

Highlights

 Hands-on cooking lessons

 Suitable for individuals and groups

 Each session is followed by lunch or dinner

 Introduction to local spices grown on the Island

 Walking tour of Zanzibar spice farms and plantations

 Designed for those who want to create delicious Swahili meals

 Learn about spices, local herbs, origins and the medicinal uses

 

What You Can Expect

Take a tour with your chef through Darajani for market tour and learn on our culture of buying, after shopping we will a private transfer to Dole village in the central part of Zanzibar for the spice tour. A guided walking tour passes through villages and spice plantations to harvest some of ingredients with the Chef, and back to the class where we will cook together three courses, and dessert. A walk through the farms as spice farms workers climbs trees, seek out specific plants and cuts off various barks, letting you see, feel and taste everything. You will be decorated with palm-leaf accessories such as ties, rings, bracelets and glasses. At the Spice farms you will have an opportunity to taste some of the exotic fruits of Zanzibar.

 

At the end of the hands-on cooking session, we sit down around and enjoy the 4-course meal together. our program runs throughout the year and can be joined by people of all ages. Our cooking classes are divided into two parts , cooking class and harvesting of organic vegetables and cooking class with spice tour. Duration 3 – 4 hours, it takes place once each day.

Zanzibar Spice Tour

Discover the spices that thrive in Zanzibar’s villages and plantations on a walking tour that’s an aromatic immersion in the island’s rural life. Join a guide for a walk through local farms, see workers climb into the spice trees, sample spices and fruits fresh from the field, and learn the history of Zanzibar’s spice trade. This Zanzibar spice farm tour includes pickup and drop-off in Zanzibar, with both morning and afternoon departures available.

Highlights

 Walking tour of Zanzibar spice farms and plantations

 Cooking class option in the spice farm is available on request

 Get a glimpse of local life by exploring on foot

 See spice and fruit cultivation

 Tasty tropical fruits & spices

 Learn about Zanzibar history and culture

 Perfect time to shop for spices

What You Can Expect

The history of Zanzibar would be incomplete without the cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper and many other spices which are essential ingredient in a Zanzibari’s everyday life, it is the island’s connection to spices and herbs. Zanzibar and Spice is a romantic entanglement that dates back to the 16th century. Apart from being an important commodity on the trade routes. They can be seen in the plantations just outside Zanzibar town, this is also a fantastic opportunity to see the countryside and rural areas of Zanzibar and also connect with local people.

This guided walking tour passes through villages and spice plantations, a walk through the farms as spice farms workers climbs trees, seek out specific plants and cuts off various barks, letting you see, feel and taste everything. You will be decorated with palm-leaf accessories such as ties, rings, bracelets and glasses. At the Spice farms you will have an opportunity to taste some of the exotic fruits of Zanzibar. At the Spice farms is the best place to buy fresh spices directly from the source.

3 Days 2 Nights Mafia Island

Mafia Island is part of Tanzania’s Mafia Archipelago, in the Indian Ocean. Large swaths of the island’s southern coastline and surrounding waters are protected by the Mafia Island Marine Park. Within the park are many coral reefs, home to wildlife such as whale sharks and sea turtles.

Mafia Island is very small. If you are staying in Kilindoni, everything is within walking distance. In the center are the main road and a market. From here, the airport is 5 minutes (walk), the port 5 minutes, and a swimmable beach 15 minutes, with all restaurants and bars (there aren’t many!) sitting in between.

Despite 3 Days 2 Nights Mafia Island, it’s possible for a One-day trip safari from Zanzibar Island by Flight, this departs from Zanzibar to Mafia from 07:00 at Zanzibar Airport.

In the south, beaches include secluded Ras Kisimani, just across from Bwejuu Island. Popular Utende Beach edges onto Chole Bay.

Nakupenda Sandbank With Prison Island

Visit Prison Island and Nakupenda Beach on a full-day tour that’s all about snorkeling and sunbathing on one of Zanzibar’s most pristine beaches. This inclusive tour features a seafood lunch, snorkeling gear, snacks, and door-to-door transport from Zanzibar hotels to ensure a hassle-free day of exploring the coast, with plenty of time independent time to enjoy beautiful Nakupenda Beach.

 

Highlights

 Feed and Pet Aldabra Giant Tortoises while at Prison Changuu Island

 Go off-shore to experience a beautiful, trash-free Zanzibar beach

 Relax on the white sands of the Pange Sandbank

 Round-trip transport provided

 Seafood lunch features Zanzibar flavors

 Soft Drinks

 Fresh Fruits

 Snorkeling to the Beautiful Coral Gardens

 

What You Can Expect

A Full day trip dedicates Prison Island’s giants tortoises visit, snorkeling, sunbathing, taste of Sea foods and seasonal fruits. The adventure start from Zanzibar Port, with our local motorboat we ride toward Prison Island, this island the native calls “CHANGUU” that means “GIANTS TESTUDIAL”. 20 minutes across the sea, we visit the tortoises and the island, then our adventure will continues forward for snorkeling off Prison island, viewing stunning array of colored corals and tropical fish of the islands before reaching our dream place Nakupenda. A place where brilliant birdlife exists, very white sand, limpid and crystalline water.

 

You would live in the natural reserve that hospitable by its naturalistic and their proper pearls of Indian Ocean. The language of the white sands and their alternative sea appear and disappear. Enjoy our seasonal fruits, sand bathing and our Sea food lunch. Relax on the sandbank or discover marine life around the sandbank before riding our motorboat or sailing back to Stone town.

Prison Island Boat Trip Tour

Prison Island Boat Trip Tour

See the giant land tortoises of Prison Island on a half-day trip from Stone Town, with time to swim, snorkel, and sunbathe. Just a 30-minute boat ride from Stone Town, Prison Island has a beautiful beach, clean water, and fascinating history as a yellow fever quarantine station. Both morning and afternoon departures to Prison Island are available, and the trip includes hotel transfers and all entrance fees.

 

Highlights

 Visit Lloyd Mathew’s Architecture

 You have the opportunity to feed and pet the tortoises

 Relax on the white sands of the Prison Island

 Swim from a clean beach with clear water

 Choice of morning or afternoon departure

 

What You Can Expect

You will be picked up from your hotel and driven to the excursion spot. The Aldabra Giant Tortoise sanctuary is a major tourist lure and the oldest tortoise is 192 years old. The turtles are not indigenous and are magisterial creatures, weighing in at an average of 200 kg some are as old as over 100 years (4 turtles are 150 years). You can feed them at a fee paid at the Island, but watch out for their snapping beaks.

 

Other marine life is also reasonably rich and Changuu provides good snorkelling. It is by no means the most extensive or varied snorkelling spot off the coast of Zanzibar, but being so close to Stone Town and so easily accessible makes it ideal for those who want to see ‘under the sea’ a little while on a city break. The island’s restaurant, Matthews, is good and well-renowned. This is especially so considering the restaurant’s charming atmosphere and good sea view. You will then be dropped off at the hotel after the excursion.