Tour Excursions starting from Zanzibar

Extra safari activities that you can do to spice up your safari while in Zanzibar.

spice farm tour

Spice Farm Tour

The Spice World!

In days past, Zanzibar was known as a spice island, exporting cloves, vanilla, nutmeg and cardamom across the world. The spices were brought over from Asia and South America. And they flourished in the tropical climate of Zanzibar. Nowadays the plantations are a tribute to the island’s past. So they’ve swapped spices for tourism, combining both in a spice tour.

Walk through the spice farm with your guide. Touch, smell and taste different spices and tropical fruits. Or try to guess which is which. By examining the crushed leaves, the fruit, shoots and vines and creepers crawling up the Zanzibar spice tour trees. Learn about the various properties of spices, their origins and their use as medicines. The Zanzibar spice farm tour gives you the opportunity to visit a spice farm village. Which gives you an insight into local life and the chance to try some Swahili dishes. Taste the fruits in season and sample some spiced tea.

Stone Town Tour

The Cultural Heartbeat

Discover Zanzibar City’s UNESCO-listed historic center on a Stone Town walking tour that explores Zanzibar’s history and distinctive architecture, from a bustling local market to a Sultan’s palace-turned-museum. Sightseeing on foot mean you can leave cars behind while following Stone Town's most narrow, winding streets, and group size is limited to 10 people for personalized service from the guide. Stone Town is the cultural heart of the island and the old city area of Zanzibar City, located on the western shore. The city got its name from the many big multistory buildings made of stone which form the landscape of the old town part. This buildings are actually not made of stone, but with mortar and corals. Although the corals were a good and easily available building material, they are also easily damageable. Some of the houses are in a bad shape and the Stone Town Conservation Authority co-ordinates the restorations of this houses to maintain the towns original glory.

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safari blue zanzibar

Safari Blue Zanzibar

Extatic traditional sailing dhows

The original and the best, Safari Blue is a full day excursion on locally made, traditional sailing dhows. Safari Blue starts from the fishing village of Fumba, 30 minutes’ drive from Stone Town. Fumba is situated in the southwest corner of the island and is an ideal starting point to explore Menai Bay, officially designated a Conservation Area in 1998. The Bay has a number of beautiful uninhabited islands and sandbanks and is frequented by humpback and bottlenose dolphins. It’s the most talked about Zanzibar sea adventure, a very special product comprising a full day excursion exploring the very beautiful Conservation area of Menai Bay, south-west of Zanzibar Island by using traditional dhows. On arrival the participants are given a short briefing about the programme for the day and safety on board.

Zanzibar Dolphin Tour

home of several pods of humpback & bottlenose dolphins

Dolphin safari offers you the experience of a lifetime, a chance to see the dolphins and even swim with them, if the environment allows. The seashore of the fishing village Kizimkazi is the home of several pods of humpback and bottlenose dolphins. The dolphins are officially protected by the 420 km2 Menai Bay Conservation Area, which was set up in 1997 to stop the rapid depletion of fish stocks. The dolphins can be spotted on a short boat trip. If you are lucky, you can even have a very special experience of the dolphins swimming so close that you could almost touch them. You can also feel the brilliant sensation of swimming with the dolphins, but please don't expect to touch them, since they are very shy.

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prison island zanzibar

Prison Island Zanzibar

An old quarantine station, giant tortoises and snorkeling

Changuu Island, also known as Prison Island, is just off the coast of Stone Town, Zanzibar. Now a tourist attraction, Prison Island was once a place where slaves were detained and at one point, it also served as a place of quarantine. See the giant land tortoises of Prison Island, or Changuu Island, on a half-day trip from Zanzibar, with time to swim, snorkel, and sunbathe. Just a 30-minute boat ride from Stone Town, Prison Island has a beautiful beach, clean water, and fascinating history as a yellow fever quarantine station. Both morning and afternoon departures to Prison Island are available, and the trip includes hotel transfers and all entrance fees.

Zanzibar Sandbank Picnic

Perfect snorkelling and picnic location.

There are two sandbanks located approximately one kilometre offshore Stone Town. The turquoise water of the warm ocean is ultra clear. During low tide, either sandbank makes a perfect snorkelling and picnic location or for simply laying in the sand. We board the dhow and then set sail towards Bawe Island; here we will do some snorkeling with our guide to see the stunning array of colored corals and tropical fish of the islands. Then hop back on-board and let us sail you away to the sand bank. A seemingly uninhabited and quiet bank in the ocean suddenly comes to life with millions of birds flying overhead and ghost crabs scurrying across the golden sands. Our crew will cook for you a delicious lunch with grilled fish, local lobster, rice and tropical fruits. After lunch relax on the sandbank listening to the bird life around you and the hush of waves lapping against the shore.

zanzibar sandbank picnic
mnemba atoll

Mnemba Atoll Trip

Mnemba is famous for encounters with Common Dolphins.

Mnemba Atoll is the most famous Conservation area in Zanzibar. It consists of a seven by four kilometers reef, containing the tiny Mnemba Island. Visibility in Mnemba Atoll is usually great with an average of 10 to 30 meters. Mnemba is famous for encounters with Common Dolphins. For some reason Mnemba Dolphins really like our dive boat Kidude. They often tend to swim right next to it, and so allowing us to jump in the water to snorkel with them. On our way back, we slow down to pass close to the beautiful Mnemba Island, so you can take some great photos. If you made a choice to dive on Zanzibar, Mnemba Atoll is obviously a must!!!

Jozani Forest

best known for its red colobus monkeys

Jozani Forest is best known for its red colobus monkeys, which are endemic to Zanzibar. About 20 years ago, the monkeys were considered to be in danger of extinction. This trend has since reversed due to the conservation project. There are about 6000 red colobus monkeys residing in Jozani Forest. After visiting the red colobus, you will walk across to the Pete-Jozani Mangrove Boardwalk. It entwines through coral thicket vegetation, mangrove forest and across a creek. You walk through mangrove forest which is extremely crucial to Zanzibar’s ecosystems, providing a habitat for many lizards, snakes and birdlife as well as preventing the coastal erosion.

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sunset dhow cruise

Sunset Dhow Cruise

experience the Beauty of The Sunset

Sailing in the Traditional Wooden Dhow along coastline of Zanzibar Stone Town archipelago. The Tour allows you to experience the Beauty of The Sunset while enjoying the live music on board accompanied by variety of snacks, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages served by our qualified staff. The cruise will definitely give you a romantic Sunset viewing with your beloved ones, family and friends from 17h00 till Sunset. Enjoy sundowners under the tugging triangle of a lateen sail as the sun sinks over the shaggy palms. It’s perhaps the most romantic way to view this most romantic of African islands.