Excursions in Zanzibar

 

 

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Lying 38kilometres off East coast, Zanzibar has in the past come under the influence of Sumerians, Assyrians, Hindus, Egyptians, Portuguese and Arabs. It was from this Island that great African explorers, Burton, Speke, Grant and Livingston, set out on their journeys of discovery. Slave Chambers: Built around 1880 from the cave and connected to the seaside 2kms away, the area is surrounded by varieties of indigenous trees such as Breadfruit, Ramboutants and scent shrubs.

 

EVENING GUIDED WALK- STONE TOWN

This two hours guided walk includes return transfers from hotel to hotel and takes you to a leisurely walk through the narrow streets of the Stone Town where you mingle with almost everyeastern race in their diverse attire attending to the many small and exotic bazaars.  Sunset is to be found at its best on the balcony of Africa House – formerly The English Club – Calling of the prayers. Mosques which are unpretentious by comparison with minaret and domed places of worship in other Muslim countries blare through the loudspeakers.  Visit to the Forodhani Gardens which adorns the House of wonders and the Palace Museum, is a must to see the diverse culture of Zanzibar in their true colors... Enquire


SPICE TOUR

Tropical fruits, spices and other rare species of plants are among the different vegetation to be seen in this guided tour. It is not only a tour but a rare experience to prove out why Zanzibar is referred to as the
“Spice Island”. This  Three hours guided tour begins and end up at your hotel via Kidichi, Kibweni Palace (Sultan rest House) to view the Persian Baths built in 1850 by Seyyid Said bin Sultan (first Sultan of Zanzibar) for his wife Princess Shehrzard (grand daughter of Fateh Ali Shah of Persia).  At Kizimbani Village you will visit Spice Farms to see smell and test varieties of Tropical fruits & Spices. Zanzibar offers many Fresh Spices including  (cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, black peppers, roots gingers ,vanilla sticks,lemon grass , nutmeg) and many others, Tropical Fruits like ,jack fruit, bread fruit, pineapples, bananas, coconut,mangles,malay aples ) and many others. Rare plants such as henna bush,Ylang lang (the perfume tree), anator (lipstick tree) are to be seen. Clients shall see the local peoples at their pulse and have opportunity to make good photographs... Enquire

 

PRISON ISLAND TRIP

A relaxing day in Zanzibar Channel of the Indian Ocean is achieved when we visit the small isle off the Western Coast of Zanzibar.  This half day guided tour begins and ends at your hotel.  This historical Island was formerly owned by an Arab and used for the confinement of refractory slaves.  It was bought by General Mathews and the jail (goal) which still stands was built in 1893 and hence the name “PRISON ISLAND” One time it was infectors quarantine station for East African Territory. Today Prison Island is one of the Tourist Resort . There is new Constructing Hotel and also bar and restaurant which serves Tourist, At the Prison Island you will see GIANT TORTOISES, and be able to swim, sunbatheand snorkel.
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JOZANI MONKEYS FOREST

This guided tour of three hours will take you to Jozani natural forest (it is only a natural forest in Zanzibar); where is home for rare red colobus monkeys which are species rare in the World. The smaller trees and shrubs make several sub canopies under the highest canopy.  You will walk through the nature trail of the forest, which is a habitat for many species of animals... Enquire

 

NORTH COAST

This is a full day guided tour that takes you to Nungwi via Mvuleni Portuguese Houses where you can visit the Ruins of the Portuguese Barracks.  At Nungwi you find white sandy beaches to swim and relax.  You will also visit a place where traditional Dhows are built.  Lunch in one of the hotels... Enquire

 

DOLPHIN SAFARI

This full day guided excursion begins at 09H00 when you are picked up from the hotel and transferred by minibus to the fishing village Kizimkazi 40 kilometers away.  You will be given briefing on the day excursion.  You will then board the dhows and set off in search of the dolphins (95% chances).  The species frequently found at bay are spinner and bottlenose dolphins.  You will swim with dolphins if they stay close by to the boat, but is unlikely to be able to touch the dolphins as they are of course wild animals. You will then go on to one of the selected snorkeling locations.  Here you will snorkel while accompanied by a snorkeling guide to show points of interest and to assist with beginners.  Snorkeling equipment will be provided on hire.
You will then move on to the island or sand bank for lunch.  Lunch is a traditional Zanzibar meal and typically includes a selection of barbecued fish, rice, lentils and fish curry.  Chilled fresh fruit juice, mineral water and bottled soft drinks are available through the day at sell.  You will spend the remainder of the afternoon relaxing, swimming or snorkeling.  Return to Kizimkazi Town.  You will be transferred back to the hotel... Enquire

 

BUSH TOUR – ( SWAHILI CULTURE)

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 whereyou will be driven to FUONI on outskirts of Zanzibar Town.  Here you will .be able to see while walking through the farm village and capitalizing on the village life of the locals who are always busy carrying on with their daily activities like: grinding millets with mortar pestles; thatching coconut palms; preparation of bread for evening meal – guests are welcome to taste -, we move further to see locals climbing Coconut Palm Tree  guests to try it out; coconut products madafu milk; baskets; rope; poles coconut palm caps.  Further a field cassava plantation and bananas with their various products can be seen and tasted cassava weaving of baskets, floor mats, brooms, food covers etc. Koran Schools will also be visited.  We proceed to the last stop to be welcomed by drumbeats where gusts are requested to participate with refreshments of fruits of the season and mineral water... Enquire

 

MANGAPWANI SLAVES CAVE

Slave Chambers: Built around 1880 from the cave and connected to the seaside 2kms away, the area is surrounded by varieties of indigenous trees such as Breadfruit, Ramboutants and scent shrubs.  It was an important transit point for the captured slaves to be sold to the outside world at the time of the abolishment of slavery in 1873.  Between 1880-1905, the chamber was being used as a place of concealment of the human cargo pending their disposal.  A utilized as the hideout by the Arabs for their human cargo ready for shipment.  The four hour guided tour begins and ends at your hotel.  Mangapwani (“Arab Shore”) lies in a district where many Arabs used to live. In the village there is a Police Station, also a large government “Bungalow” which was built by the Arabs who originally owned Prison Island. Newly opened Serena Restaurant is nearby the Slave Caves. Swimming, Sun bathing may be done widely... Enquire

ZANZIBAR DOLHIN SAFARI

This full day guided excursion begins at 0900Hrs when you are picked up from the hotel and transferred by minibus to the fishing village Kizimkazi 40 kilometers away.  You will be given briefing on the day excursion.  You will then board the dhows and set off in search of the dolphins (95% chances).  The species frequently found at bay are spinner and bottlenose dolphins.  You will swim with dolphins if they stay close by to the boat, but is unlikely to be able to touch the dolphins as they are of course wild animals. You will then go on to one of the selected snorkeling locations.  Here you will snorkel while accompanied by a snorkeling guide to show points of interest and to assist with beginners.  Snorkeling equipment will be provided on hire.
You will then move on to the island or sand bank for lunch.  Lunch is a traditional Zanzibar meal and typically includes a selection of barbecued fish, rice, lentils and fish curry.  Chilled fresh fruit juice, mineral water and bottled soft drinks are available through the day at sell.  You will spend the remainder of the afternoon relaxing, swimming or snorkeling.  Return to Kizimkazi Town.  You will be transferred back to the hotel... Enquire


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