This is a wonderful introduction to Zanzibar and gives you a feeling of the rich cultural heritage. One gets a comprehensive view, history and walk of the Stone Town, magnificent architecture, narrow alleys, sand and stone ancient built houses where some of them are over 200 years old and have Arab/Indian carved doors.
The tour starts at the main City market which was opened in 1904, where tropical fruits, vegetables, spices and fresh fish from the island are sold. Our next stop is the Anglican Church of Christ which was built by Bishop Steers in 1873 on the site where slaves used to be auctioned.
Other highlights of this tour include visits to Sultan’s Palace Museum, House of Wonders, The Africa House, Forodhani Park and the Old Fort - Built by Arabs for defence against the Portuguese.
This tour's main bjective is to give you a complete picture as to why this beautiful island is known as "The Spice Island".
Our tour starts with a drive through a profusion of greenery in the countryside seeing, smelling and tasting a variety of spices and mouth-watering tropical seasonal fruits such as jack fruit, pineapple, banana, green coconut juice, dourian, love apple, litche and soursop. Spices such as cloves, cardamon, cinnamon, black pepper, turmeric, nutmeg - are as exotic as their flavours.
A full tour involves much more than spices and you will also have a chance to see the iodine plant, heena bush, ylang-ylang, the lipstick tree, cocoa, and coffee bean trees.
The tour also includes a visit to Kidichi Persian Baths, Maruhubi Palace Ruins and Dr Livingstone House.
Jozani Forest lies 35kms South-East of Zanzibar Town with an area of about 1,000 hectares, it is the only remaining natural forest on Unguja island where long ago you could find leopards and antelopes.
At present, it is the habitat for the Red Colobus Monkeys (Colobus badius kirkii) and the Blue Sykes Monkey. The Red Colobus monkey is one of the most endangered and rarest species on the planet. The Red Colobus monkey that are found in this Forest are very friendly and love to be photographed and can be viewed at close quarters by the help of your guide.
Other interesting features in this forest include the coastal evergreen bushland, mangrove forest, saline grassland and ground water forest, though these may require longer walks to reach.
Prison Island or Changuu Island is the middle island of the three visible from the Stone Town. It takes approximately 30 minutes to get there by boat.
The prison which was never used on this island was built in 1893, but was later used as a Quarantine Hospital.
Apart from the Prison ruins you will also see the enormous giant tortoises which are the main attraction of the island. The tortoises were brought on the island from Seychelles by Sultan Said Majid in the 1820’s.
On this little paradise one can also swim, snorkel, sunbathe or just relax on the beach and enjoy the peacefulness that this small beautiful island has to offer.
This is a full day trip that will give you a great opportunity to visit different parts of the island and experience real insight of Zanzibari’s cultural evolution, history, activities, behavior, cuisine, arts, belief and other product of human works and thought.
You will get a chance to experience how local dishes are cooked using various kinds of spices and coconut milk that will give you a superb flavour and taste.
This tour will also include a visit to: the Local fish market, Traditional dhow’s construction site, a typical local Zanzibari village, the natural turtle aquarium and one of the local schools.
Board a dhow with other guests to experience the beautiful Minai Bay
Conservation Area and enjoy the tranquillity of cruising by sail in one of the traditional hand built wooden dhows. Get a chance to see the dolphins, swim at one of the pristine sandbanks, visit the islets and snorkel at the coral reefs.
The Safari Blue trip includes the use of snorkelling equipment with guides and instructors, ice cold sodas, mineral water and beer. During the trip you will get a chance to join the crew on a thrilling ride in a ngalawa – a local outrigger canoe carved from a single mango tree. When the tide is high you will also explore the mangrove lagoon hidden inside Kwale island, where you will get a chance to swim in this lagoon.
We round the day off by returning to Fumba by a traditional lateen sail where your vehicle will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.
This tour starts from the shore of the Stone Town where you depart in a Swahili dhow for Prison Island to visit the ruins and giant tortoises.
You will then sail to Pange Island (Sand bank), this nowhere island is covered twice a day by high tide. This astonishing white sandy bank is surrounded by clear crystalline warm water, an ideal place to relax with only the sound of the waves as they lightly crash and disappear at the edges of the bank and few sea birds that come to catch the tiny ghost crabs that roam the sandbank.
Snorkelling is not to be missed as you will discover the treasures of the coral reef beneath the ocean. During this trip you will be offered a variety of local fresh fruits, beverages, snacks, lunch buffet of Swahili cuisine, Italian cheese, soft drinks and white wine.