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Tours of Zanzibar island are a rewarding experience with cultural sights and natural beauty on the itinerary. We can organize for you a discount custom tour to this ancient town. Click here to contact us today!
1. STONE TOWN TOUR
This four hour guided tour begins at your hotel from where you will walk or be driven to the historic city market opened in 1904. Here you can see and buy a huge variety of tropical fruits and spices.You will also feel the pulse of Zanzibar and hear different dialects being spoken by people at the market. From the market the tour takes you to the Anglican Cathedral of Christ, built by Bishop Steers in 1874 on the site of the slave market. You will See the actual rooms where the slaves were kept.
2. SPICE TOUR
This is the four hours guided tour that takes you first to the Maruhubi Palace Ruins and then on to Kidichi. There you can see the Persian Baths built by Seyyid Said Bin Sultan, the first Sultan of Zanzibar for his wife the Princess Shehrzard(the grand-daughter of the Shah of Persia). You will then go to the Kizimbani spice plantations. Here you can see, touch, taste and smell the wide variety of medicinal plants, fruits and spices, for which Zanzibar is famous.
3. JOZANI FOREST
This is a guided tour of three hours and takes you to the Jozani natural forest. The smaller trees and shrubs make several subcanopies under the highest canopy. You will follow the nature Trail, which includes a boardwalk in the mangrove forest area. Jozani is a habitat for many species of animals including Sykes monkeys, Vervet monkeys and the famous Kirk's Colobus monkey, an endemic species of Red Colobus that is found only in Zanzibar.
4. SAFARI BLUE
The excursion includes refreshment, top quality snorkelling equipment with guides and instructors, home made fruit juices, a full Zanzibar seafood lunch seated at teak picnic tables, fruit tasting, coffee and Amarula liqueur. They will also take you for sailing in a traditional sailing canoe or "Ngalawa". We round the day off by returning to Fumba by traditional lanteen sail.
5. DOLPHIN SAFARI
This excursion is operated by "Adventure Afloat, African Boat Safaris" And requires a full day. The excursion starts from Fumba, southwest Zanzibar and takes you to see the dolphins, the coral reefs and the idyllic sand-banks and Islands of the Menai Bay Conservation area. The fleet of traditional hand made Dhows are beautifully finished and maintained and are fully equipped with life-jackets Conforming to EC standards, waterproof bags, first aid kits, marine VHF radios and new professionally maintained engines as well as traditional lanteen sail.
6. NORTH COAST
This is a full day guided tour that takes you to Nungwi via Mvuleni where you can visit the ruins of the Portuguese Barracks. At Nungwi you will find the white sandy beaches where you can swim and relax. We will take to see the boatyard where the traditional dhows are built. There is a wide choice of restaurants where you can have lunch.
7. PRISON ISLAND
This is a relaxing half-day tour on this beautiful Island just a short distance off Zanzibar town. This historical island was formerly owned by an Arab and was never used as a jail but as a quarantine for slaves. It was later bought by General Mathews. The jail which still stands was built in 1883 and hence the name Prison Island. The island offers stunning views of Zanzibar town and has a beautiful beach from where you can swim and snorkelling. On the island you will also see the giant tortoises.
If you are planning to go on vacation to Zanzibar please contact us today by clicking here and furnish us with your travel plans. We will gladly help you turn your vacation dreams into reality!
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