Island is part of Tanzania. It is a small archipelago made of 2 sister
islands namely Ugunja and Pemba. Zanzibar Island is only 60 miles long
and 20 miles wide but the fame outdoes its size. It has beautiful sandy
beaches with frying coral reefs. The historic stone town is said to be
the only functioning ancient town in East Africa.
The Swahili culture, which is very unique in Zanzibar, is a blend of Arabic,
Persian and Indian among other cultures.
The culture and the Swahili language make this island more romantic, legendary
and fascinating. You can arrive Zanzibar by flight or a ferryboat from
Dar-es-salaam. There are several excursions available while in this island.
CITY TOUR 3HRS
narrow streets on stone town, as you tour the significant monument like
house of wonder, old Arab fort, people palace Museum, old market, tip
tip house, first English club, old store market, dhow labour, Zanzibar
antique and spice shops. Spend the day visiting the conservation area.
Visit also the former horse of singer Freddy Mercury in Shangani. It is
now turned into a gallery with African Taalab Music in Cds, contemporary
fiction from all over Africa, America and Europe, high quality artwork,
sculpture and antiques, full range of cosmetics and natural ingredients
in bottles, perfume, oils, spices, jewellery, good cotton T-shirts and
SPICE TOUR 2/3HRS
the day visiting the monumental historical sites such as Dr. Livingstone
house, Maruhebi Palace, Mtoni Ruins
and the journey continues
north to Kidichi Persian baths.
The tour gives you a choice to visit the spice plantations, pick and smell
and savor fruits and spices that you have probably never seen. Visit the
rural area where local farmers live and produce some of the world's most
exotic fruits and spices depending with the season. You will be tempted
to buy a basket of freshly picked spices to take home with you.
JOZANI FOREST 6HRS
It is a half-day trip. The forest lies 25 miles East of Zanzibar and occupies
an area of 10sq.km. The forest is unique due to its rare plants and animals
species; the world's rare animals like the red Columbus monkeys are found
here! The Swahili people know them as "Kima punju".
Bushy pigs, bush baby and small
antelopes are found here too. There is a wide range of bird life and large
number of butterflies. It is a good excursion for relaxation.
PRISON ISLAND 5HRS
day as you spend in the best beaches in town - Prison island and Grave
Island. See the big tortoise, many bird species and butterflies, fishing,
swimming and snorkeling. After a walk in the Island, drive yourself in
the champagne like clear water. Relax with sun bathing bon fire on the
beach. Enjoy the full moon at the sand bank and at sundown.
DOLPHIN TOUR FULL DAY/HALF
tour takes you to Kisimkozi fishing village. You will get a briefing of
the species and behavior of the dolphins that are indigenous to the area
before getting to the dolphin location. Enjoy as you swim and play with
the dolphins, snorkeling and sun bathing at the white sands.
NORTH COAST TRIP: FULL DAY
A popular destination for young visitors, the atmosphere is always spiced
up and the beach is splendid. It's a place of endless holiday mood. Nungwi
is hectic and fun whilst Kendwa is little quiet.
Other excursions include sunset tours, East coast and local game fishing
Accommodation in Zanzibar varies from budget hotel cottages, mid class
to high-class hotels.