City tour of stone town: 3 hours departing mornings (recommended) and afternoons.
This excursion combines road travel and walking. A driver and guide accompany participants and visit The House of Wonders, Arab Old Fort, Sultan’s Palace, Anglican Cathedral, Slave market, City market, Old dispensary and National Museum.
Spice tour: 3 hours departing mornings and afternoons.
A look at small farms in the rural area that grow cloves, vanilla, nutmeg, cardamom and many other spices, medicinal and ornamental plants and tropical fruits. This tour provides a rare experience to prove why Zanzibar is referred to as the “spice island”. It also includes a visit to the Persian Baths built in 1850 by Seyyid Said bin Sultan.
Prison Island Tour: 3 hours departing morning and afternoons
The island was formerly owned by an Arab and used for confinement of refractory slaves. It was bought by General Matthews and the jail (gaol) which still stands was constructed in 1893 and hence the name “Prison Island”. While on the island you will be able to swim, sunbathe and snorkel see giant tortoises.
Jozani Forest: Half day without lunch departing morning or afternoons.
You will walk through the nature trail of the forest, which is a habitat for many species of animals and birds. It is famous for its Red Colobus Monkey, the rare species that is only found in a few places including Zanzibar. You then cross into the mangroves where you find some fascinating creatures.
Blue Safari: Full day with lunch departs morning.
This is a full day excursion on locally made traditional dhows finished to the highest standard and fitted with outboard engines. The clients are collected from their hotel and transferred to the fishing village of Fumba, which is an ideal starting point to explore Menai Bay, now designated as a Marine Conservation Area. The bay has a number of uninhabited islands and sandbanks and is frequented by humpback and bottlenose dolphins. You will then board the dhow and set off to explore the bay and find the dolphins (85% chance). This tour also includes snorkelling and lunch on Small Island or a sand bank. After lunch there is an opportunity to join an experienced crew and sail on an “ngalawa” or outrigger canoe made by hand from a single mango tree.